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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 6, Number 4, 21 December 2016

EDITORIAL

Open Access The role of qualitative research in ending TB
pp. 209-209(1)
Author: Ngamvithayapong-Yanai, Jintana

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PERSPECTIVES

Open Access The ripple effect: why promoting female leadership in global health matters
pp. 210-211(2)
Authors: Downs, J. A.; Mathad, J. S.; Reif, L. K.; McNairy, M. L.; Celum, C.; Boutin-Foster, C.; Deschamps, M. M.; Gupta, A.; Hokororo, A.; Katz, I. T.; Konopasek, L.; Nelson, R.; Riviere, C.; Glimcher, L. H.; Fitzgerald, D. W.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Open Access Why test for tuberculosis? A qualitative study from South Africa
pp. 212-216(5)
Authors: Skinner, D.; Claassens, M.

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Open Access Pilot implementation of a contact tracing intervention for tuberculosis case detection in Kisumu County, Kenya
pp. 217-219(3)
Authors: Volkmann, T.; Okelloh, D.; Agaya, J.; Cain, K.; Ooko, B.; Malika, T.; Burton, D.

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Open Access A review of tuberculosis contact investigations in the poor urban areas of Manila, The Philippines
pp. 220-225(6)
Authors: Coprada, L.; Yoshimatsu, S.; Querri, A.; Lopez, E.; Agujo, P.; Paulino, M. R.; Medina, A.; Garfin, A. M. C.; Ohkado, A.

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Open Access Isoniazid preventive treatment among child contacts of adults with smear-positive tuberculosis in The Gambia
pp. 226-231(6)
Authors: Egere, U.; Sillah, A.; Togun, T.; Kandeh, S.; Cole, F.; Jallow, A.; Able-Thomas, A.; Hoelscher, M.; Heinrich, N.; Hill, P. C.; Kampmann, B.

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Open Access What a difference a day makes: same-day vs. 2-day sputum smear microscopy for diagnosing tuberculosis
pp. 232-236(5)
Authors: Deka, D. J.; Choudhury, B.; Talukdar, P.; Lo, T. Q.; Das, B.; Nair, S. A.; Moonan, P. K.; Kumar, A. M. V.

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Open Access The referral pathway of presumptive drug-resistant tuberculosis in an urban poor setting, The Philippines
pp. 237-241(5)
Authors: Lopez, E.; Yoshimatsu, S.; Querri, A.; Coprada, L.; Bermejo, J.; Paulino, M. R.; Medina, A.; Garfin, A. M. C.; Ohkado, A.

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Open Access MDR-TB in Puducherry, India: reduction in attrition and turnaround time in the diagnosis and treatment pathway
pp. 242-246(5)
Authors: Shewade, H. D.; Govindarajan, S.; Thekkur, P.; Palanivel, C.; Muthaiah, M.; Kumar, A. M. V.; Gupta, V.; Sharath, B. N.; Tripathy, J. P.; Vivekananda, K.; Roy, G.

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Open Access Scale-up of ART in Malawi has reduced case notification rates in HIV-positive and HIV-negative tuberculosis
pp. 247-251(5)
Authors: Kanyerere, H.; Girma, B.; Mpunga, J.; Tayler-Smith, K.; Harries, A. D.; Jahn, A.; Chimbwandira, F. M.

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NOTES FROM THE FIELD

Open Access Administrative interventions associated with increased initiation on antiretroviral therapy in Irkutsk, Siberia
pp. 252-254(3)
Authors: Ogarkov, O. B.; Ebers, A.; Zhdanova, S.; Moiseeva, E.; Koshcheyev, M. E.; Zorkaltseva, E.; Shugaeva, S.; Vitko, S.; Lyles, G.; Houpt, E. R.; Heysell, S. K.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Open Access Evaluation of the integrated clinic model for HIV/AIDS services in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 2013–2014
pp. 255-260(6)
Authors: Hung, V.; Nguyen, S. T.; Tieu, V. T. T.; Nguyen, T. T. T.; Duong, T. H.; Lyss, S.; Oeltmann, J. E.

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Open Access Should Kiribati continue to aim for 100% voluntary non-remunerated blood donation as recommended by the WHO?
pp. 261-266(6)
Authors: Tauma, G.; Harries, A. D.; Merilles, O. E. A.; Tekoaua, R.; Teriboriki, B.

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Open Access Universal institutional delivery among mothers in a remote mountain district of Nepal: what are the challenges?
pp. 267-272(6)
Authors: Joshi, D.; Baral, S. C.; Giri, S.; Kumar, A. M. V.

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NOTES FROM THE FIELD

Open Access The effects of placing an operational research fellow within the Viet Nam National Tuberculosis Programme
pp. 273-276(4)
Authors: Hoa, N. B.; Nhung, N. V.; Kumar, A. M. V.; Harries, A. D.

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