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Public Health Action (PHA), The Union's quarterly Open Access journal, welcomes the submission of articles on operational research. It publishes high-quality scientific research on health services, providing new knowledge on how to improve access, equity, quality and efficiency of health systems and services.

The Editors will consider any manuscript reporting original research on quality improvements, cost-benefit analysis, legislation, training and capacity building, with a focus on all relevant areas of public health (e.g. infection control, nutrition, TB, HIV, vaccines, smoking, COVID-19, microbial resistance, outbreaks etc).

Publisher: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

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Volume 4, Number 2, 21 June 2014

EDITORIAL

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Open Access How do we measure the success of operational research?
pp. 74-74(1)
Authors: Naidoo, Pren; Wills, Caroline; Enarson, Donald A; Beyers, Nulda

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PERSPECTIVE

Open Access Cohort analysis of antenatal care and delivery outcomes in pregnancy: a basis for improving maternal health
pp. 75-78(4)
Authors: Harries, A. D.; Jahn, A.; Ben-Smith, A.; Gadabu, O. J.; Douglas, G. P.; Seita, A.; Khader, A.; Zachariah, R.

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REVIEW ARTICLE

Open Access The Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative for public health programmes
pp. 79-84(6)
Authors: Ramsay, A.; Harries, A. D.; Zachariah, R.; Bissell, K.; Hinderaker, S. G.; Edginton, M.; Enarson, D. A.; Satyanarayana, S.; Kumar, A. M. V.; Hoa, N. B.; Tweya, H.; Reid, A. J.; Van den Bergh, R.; Tayler-Smith, K.; Manzi, M.; Khogali, M.; Kizito, W.; Ali, E.; Delaunois, P.; Reeder, J. C.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Open Access Operational research leading to rapid national policy change: tuberculosis-diabetes collaboration in India
pp. 85-88(4)
Authors: Kumar, A. M. V.; Satyanarayana, S.; Wilson, N. C.; Chadha, S. S.; Gupta, D.; Nair, S.; Zachariah, R.; Kapur, A.; Harries, A. D.

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Open Access What happens after participants complete a Union-MSF structured operational research training course?
pp. 89-95(7)
Authors: Guillerm, N.; Tayler-Smith, K.; Berger, S. D.; Bissell, K.; Kumar, A. M. V.; Ramsay, A.; Reid, A. J.; Zachariah, R.; Harries, A. D.

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Open Access Sex, drugs and prisons: HIV prevention strategies for over 190 000 clients in Ukraine
pp. 96-101(6)
Authors: Denisiuk, O.; Smyrnov, P.; Kumar, A. M. V.; Achanta, S.; Boyko, K.; Khogali, M.; Naik, B.; Zachariah, R.

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Open Access HIV testing and retention in care of infants born to HIV- infected women enrolled in ‘Option B+’, Thyolo, Malawi
pp. 102-104(3)
Authors: Martínez Pérez, G.; Metcalf, C.; Garone, D.; Coulborn, R.; Harries, A. D.; Hedt-Gauthier, B.; Murowa, M.; Mwenelupembe, G. S.; Van den Bergh, R.; Triviño Durán, L.

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Open Access Management of previously treated tuberculosis patients in Kalutara district, Sri Lanka: how are we faring?
pp. 105-109(5)
Authors: Abeygunawardena, S. C.; Sharath, B. N.; Van den Bergh, R.; Naik, B.; Pallewatte, N.; Masaima, M. N. N.

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Open Access Investigation of presumptive tuberculosis cases by private health providers: lessons learnt from a survey in Pakistan
pp. 110-112(3)
Authors: Fatima, R.; Qadeer, E.; Enarson, D. A.; Hinderaker, S. G.; Harris, R.; Yaqoob, A.; Bassili, A.

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Open Access Decline in national tuberculosis notifications with national scale-up of antiretroviral therapy in Malawi
pp. 113-115(3)
Authors: Kanyerere, H.; Mganga, A.; Harries, A. D.; Tayler-Smith, K.; Jahn, A.; Chimbwandira, F. M.; Mpunga, J.

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Open Access How well are asthma treatment cards filled out in public health centres in Gazeera State, Sudan?
pp. 116-121(6)
Authors: Kodouda, S. F.; Zachariah, R.; Khogali, M.; van Griensven, J.; Saeed, M.; Ibrahim, E. Hussein; Schneider, S.; Adulazeem, S.; El Sadig, H. A.; Atta, R.; Mahgoub, N. Gafar; El Sony, A. I.

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Open Access Preventable but neglected: rickets in an informal settlement, Nairobi, Kenya
pp. 122-127(6)
Authors: Edwards, J. K.; Thiongó, A.; Van den Bergh, R.; Kizito, W.; Kosgei, R. J.; Sobry, A.; Vandenbulcke, A.; Zuniga, I.; Reid, A. J.

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Open Access Caring for patients with surgically resectable cancers: experience from a specialised centre in rural Rwanda
pp. 128-132(5)
Authors: Mubiligi, J. M.; Hedt-Gauthier, B.; Mpunga, T.; Tapela, N.; Okao, P.; Harries, A. D.; Edginton, M. E.; Driscoll, C.; Mugabo, L.; Riviello, R.; Shulman, L. N.

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CORRESPONDENCE

Open Access Non-monetary incentives for pregnant women and antenatal attendance among Ethiopian pastoralists
pp. 133-133(1)
Authors: Zachariah, R.; De Smet, M.; Etienne, W.; Khogali, M.; van Den Bergh, R.; Veerman, R.; Harries, A. D.

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ERRATA

Open Access ERRATA
pp. 134-134(1)

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