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Public Health Action (PHA), The Union's quarterly open access on-line journal, provides a platform for its mission 'Health solutions for the poor'. PHA addresses the need for show-casing operational research that addresses issues in health systems and services. It publishes high-quality scientific research that provides new knowledge to improve access, equity, quality and efficiency of health systems and services.

Publisher: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

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Volume 4, Number 1, 21 March 2014

Editorial

Open Access Studying health solutions for the poor is not enough
pp. 1-1(1)
Author: Enarson, Donald A

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Perspective

Open Access Does research make a difference to public health? Time for scientific journals to cross the Rubicon
pp. 2-3(2)
Authors: Harries, A. D.; Zachariah, R.; Ramsay, A.; Kumar, A. M. V.; Reid, A. J.; Terry, R. F.; Reeder, J. C.

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Counterpoint

Open Access Health solutions for the poor
pp. 4-5(2)
Authors: Castro, J. L.; Fujiwara, P. I.; Bhambal, P.; Emaille-LĂ©otard, N.; Harries, A. D.

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Unresolved Issues

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Notes From The Field

Open Access Childhood immunisation in Bungoma County, Kenya, from 2008 to 2011: need for improved uptake
pp. 9-11(3)
Authors: Mbuthia, G. W.; Harries, A. D.; Obala, A. A.; Nyamogoba, H. D. N.; Simiyu, C.; Edginton, M. E.; Khogali, M.; Hedt-Gauthier, B. L.; Otsyla, B. K.

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Short Communication

Open Access Do non-monetary incentives for pregnant women increase antenatal attendance among Ethiopian pastoralists?
pp. 12-14(3)
Authors: Khogali, M.; Zachariah, R.; Reid, A. J.; Alipon, S. C.; Zimble, S.; Gbane, M.; Etienne, W.; Veerman, R.; Hassan, A.; Harries, A. D.

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Research Articles

Open Access Active and passive case detection strategies for the control of leishmaniasis in Bangladesh
pp. 15-21(7)
Authors: Das, A. K.; Harries, A. D.; Hinderaker, S. G.; Zachariah, R.; Ahmed, B.; Shah, G. N.; Khogali, M. A.; Das, G. I.; Ahmed, E. M.; Ritmeijer, K.

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Open Access Providing a gateway to prevention and care for the most at-risk populations in Bhutan: is this being achieved?
pp. 22-27(6)
Authors: Khandu, L.; Zachariah, R.; Van den Bergh, R.; Wangchuk, D.; Tshering, N.; Wangmo, D.; Ananthakrishnan, R.; Dorji, T.; Satyanarayana, S.

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Open Access Retention and HIV seroconversion among drug users on methadone maintenance treatment in Yunnan, China
pp. 28-34(7)
Authors: Chang, Y-P.; Duo, L.; Kumar, A. M. V.; Achanta, S.; Xue, H-M.; Satyanarayana, S.; Ananthakrishnan, R.; Srivastava, S.; Qi, W.; Hu, S-Y.

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Open Access Infection control in households of drug-resistant tuberculosis patients co-infected with HIV in Mumbai, India
pp. 35-41(7)
Authors: Albuquerque, T.; Isaakidis, P.; Das, M.; Saranchuk, P.; Andries, A.; Misquita, D. P.; Khan, S.; Dubois, S.; Peskett, C.; Browne, M.

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Open Access The trend of tuberculosis cases over 60 years in Fiji′s largest treatment centre: 1950–2010
pp. 42-46(5)
Authors: Tamani, T.; Bissell, K.; Tayler-Smith, K.; Gounder, S.; Linh, N. N.; Graham, S. M.

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RESEARCH ARTICLES

Open Access Using tuberculosis patient characteristics to predict future cases with matching genotype results
pp. 47-52(6)
Authors: J. E., Oeltmann; Click, E. S.; Moonan, P. K.

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SHORT COMMUNICATION

Open Access Effectiveness of reporting on latent tuberculous infection in Massachusetts, 2006-2008
pp. 53-55(3)
Authors: N. S., Hochberg; Kubiak, R. W.; Tibbs, A.; Elder, H.; Sharnprapai, S.; Etkind, S.; Horsburgh Jr, C. R.

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RESEACH ARTICLE

Open Access Does task shifting in tuberculosis microscopy services to non-certified technicians in Afghanistan affect quality?
pp. 56-59(4)
Authors: Mohammad, D.; Enarson, D. A.; Khalid, S. M.; Taufique, R.; Habibullah, H.

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Open Access Screening retreatment tuberculosis patients for drug resistance in mid-west Nepal: how well are we doing?
pp. 60-65(6)
Authors: Tharu, M. B.; Harries, A. D.; Goel, S.; Srivastava, S.; Kumar, A. M. V.; Adhikari, M.; Shrestha, B.; Maharjan, B.; Khadka, H.

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Open Access Sex-related trends in non-conversion of new smear-positive tuberculosis patients in the Free State, South Africa
pp. 66-71(6)
Authors: Heunis, J. C.; Kigozi, N. G.; van der Merwe, S.; Chikobvu, P.; Beyers, N.

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CORRESPONDENCE

Open Access Open submission and open access: the right way ahead
pp. 72-72(1)
Authors: Nagaraja, Sharath Burugina; Menezes, Ritesh G.; Zachariah, Rony

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