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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 6, Number 2, 21 June 2016

EDITORIAL

Open Access The importance of post-partum family planning
pp. 51-51(1)
Author: Banerjee, Anshu

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Open Access Sparks creating light? Strengthening peripheral disease surveillance in the Democratic Republic of Congo
pp. 54-59(6)
Authors: Benedetti, G.; Mossoko, M.; Nyakio Kakusu, J. P.; Nyembo, J.; Mangion, J. P.; Van Laeken, D.; Van den Bergh, R.; Van den Boogaard, W.; Manzi, M.; Kibango, W. K.; Hermans, V.; Beijnsberger, J.; Lambert, V.; Kitenge, E.

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Open Access Managing and monitoring chronic non-communicable diseases in a primary health care clinic, Lilongwe, Malawi
pp. 60-65(6)
Authors: Manjomo, R. C.; Mwagomba, B.; Ade, S.; Ali, E.; Ben-Smith, A.; Khomani, P.; Bondwe, P.; Nkhoma, D.; Douglas, G. P.; Tayler-Smith, K.; Chikosi, L.; Harries, A. D.; Gadabu, O. J.

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Open Access The burden of road traffic injuries in an emergency department in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
pp. 66-71(6)
Authors: Getachew, S.; Ali, E.; Tayler-Smith, K.; Hedt-Gauthier, B.; Silkondez, W.; Abebe, D.; Deressa, W.; Enquessilase, F.; Edwards, J. K.

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Open Access Caesarean sections in rural Burundi: how well are mothers doing two years on?
pp. 72-76(5)
Authors: van den Boogaard, W.; Manzi, M.; De Plecker, E.; Caluwaerts, S.; Nanan-N'zeth, K.; Duchenne, B.; Etienne, W.; Juma, N.; Ndelema, B.; Zachariah, R.

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Open Access Improving the quality of care of children in community clinics: an intervention and evaluation in Bangladesh
pp. 77-82(6)
Authors: Huque, R.; Ahmed, F.; King, R.; Walley, J.; Hicks, J. P.; Elsey, H.; Nasreen, S.; Kumar, A.; Newell, J. N.

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Open Access Two methods for setting child-focused tuberculosis care targets
pp. 83-96(14)
Authors: Yuen, C. M.; Jenkins, H. E.; Chang, R.; Mpunga, J.; Becerra, M. C.

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Open Access Outcomes of antiretroviral therapy among younger versus older adolescents and adults in an urban clinic, Zimbabwe
pp. 97-104(8)
Authors: Matyanga, C. M. J.; Takarinda, K. C.; Owiti, P.; Mutasa-Apollo, T.; Mugurungi, O.; Buruwe, L.; Reid, A. J.

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Open Access High mortality in tuberculosis patients despite HIV interventions in Swaziland
pp. 105-110(6)
Authors: Mchunu, G.; van Griensven, J.; Hinderaker, S. G.; Kizito, W.; Sikhondze, W.; Manzi, M.; Dlamini, T.; Harries, A. D.

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Open Access Timing of antiretroviral therapy and TB treatment outcomes in patients with TB-HIV in Myanmar
pp. 111-117(7)
Authors: Thi, A. M.; Shewade, H. D.; Kyaw, N. T. T.; Oo, M. M.; Aung, T. K.; Aung, S. T.; Oo, H. N.; Win, T.; Harries, A. D.

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Open Access ‘Transfer out’ tuberculosis patients: treatment outcomes after cross-checking registers, 2012–2013, Lusaka, Zambia
pp. 118-121(4)
Authors: Mfungwe, V.; Ota, M.; Koyama, K.; Samungole, G. K. V.; Takemura, Y.; Hirao, S.; Mwamba, Q.

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Open Access Diagnosis and treatment of TB patients with rifampicin resistance detected using Xpert® MTB/RIF in Zimbabwe
pp. 122-128(7)
Authors: Charambira, K.; Ade, S.; Harries, A. D.; Ncube, R. T.; Zishiri, C.; Sandy, C.; Mutunzi, H.; Takarinda, K.; Owiti, P.; Mafaune, P.; Chonzi, P.

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Open Access Mixed impact of Xpert® MTB/RIF on tuberculosis diagnosis in Cambodia
pp. 129-135(7)
Authors: Auld, S. C.; Moore, B. K.; Kyle, R. P.; Eng, B.; Nong, K.; Pevzner, E. S.; Eam, K. K.; Eang, M. T.; Killam, W. P.

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Open Access Yield of intensified tuberculosis case-finding activities using Xpert® MTB/RIF among risk groups in Nepal
pp. 136-141(6)
Authors: Khanal, S.; Baral, S.; Shrestha, P.; Puri, M.; Kandel, S.; Lamichanne, B.; Elsey, H.; Brouwer, M.; Goel, S.; Chinnakali, P.

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Open Access Implementing intensified tuberculosis case-finding among street-connected youth and young adults in Kenya
pp. 142-146(5)
Authors: Szkwarko, D.; Mercer, T.; Kimani, S.; Braitstein, P.; Buziba, N.; Carter, E. J.

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Open Access Food assistance to tuberculosis patients: lessons from Afghanistan
pp. 147-153(7)
Authors: Pedrazzoli, D.; Houben, R. M.; Grede, N.; de Pee, S.; Boccia, D.

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Open Access Engaging private providers and Ayurvedic practitioners in Bilaspur, India: did it increase TB case detection?
pp. 154-156(3)
Authors: Bhardwaj, R. R.; Oeltmann, J. E.; Ravichandra, C.; Chadda, V. K.; Das, M.; Kumar, A. M. V.

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CORRESPONDENCE

Open Access Treating all multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients, not just bacteriologically confirmed cases
pp. 157-157(1)
Authors: Das, M.; Isaakidis, P.; Van den Bergh, R.; Kumar, A. M. V.; Sharath, B. N.; Mansoor, H.; Saranchuk, P.

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