Global Theme Issue
The Council of Science Editors has organized a Global Theme Issue on Poverty and Human Development, in which science journals throughout the world simultaneously published articles on this topic of worldwide interest on October 22, 2007. The goal of the CSE Global Theme Issue is to stimulate interest and research in poverty and human development and disseminate the results of this research as widely as possible. This is an international collaboration of 235 journals from developed and developing countries.
These 237 journals from 37 countries are publishing more than 750 articles on poverty and human development (see below for the list of participating journals and articles). The journals and the articles represent all regions of the world and specifically include the following 112 countries:
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October 22 NIH/CSE Global Theme Issue Event — Web cast available
A Global Theme Issue event, sponsored by the Fogarty International Center, the National Library of Medicine, and the Council of Science Editors, was held at the US National Institutes of Health on October 22, 2007, to promote the Global Theme Issue and the simultaneous publication of new articles devoted to the topic of poverty and human development published in more than 230 scientific journals throughout the world and to highlight some of the best research published in the Global Theme Issue. Seven research articles from these journals were selected by a panel of CSE and NIH experts for presentation. New research in these articles examines interventions and projects to improve health and reduce inequities among the poor and includes the following topics: childbirth safety, HIV/AIDS, malaria treatment, food insufficiency and sexual behavior, environmental and nutritional interventions to improve child survival, physician brain drain from the developing world, and altered immunity and influenza's impact on poor children.
"Food insufficiency is associated with high-risk sexual behavior among women in Botswana and Swaziland," published by PLoS Medicine and presented by Sheri Weiser, University of California San Francisco
"Reduced in-hospital mortality after improved management of children less than five years of age hospitalized with malaria - A randomized trial," published by BMJ and presented by Sidu Biai and Amabelia de Jesus Pereira Rodrigues, Bandim Health Project (Guinea Bissau, West Africa)
"Human resources for treating HIV/AIDS: Needs, capacities, and gaps," published by AIDS Patient Care and STDs and presented by Salal Humair, Lahore University of Management & Sciences (Lahore, Pakistan) and Till Barnighausen, University of Kwa Zulu-Natal (South Africa)
"Too Poor to Leave, Too Rich to Stay" Developmental and global health correlates of physician migration to the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom," published by American Journal of Public Health and presented by Onyebuchi Arah and Uzor Ogbu, University of Amsterdam Medical Center (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
"Improving child survival through environmental and nutritional interventions: The importance of targeting interventions towards the poor," published by JAMA and presented by Majid Ezzati, Harvard School of Public Health (Boston, Mass.)
"Cellular and humoral responses to influenza in Gabonese children living in rural and semi-urban areas," published by Journal of Infectious Diseases and presented by Maria Yazdanbakhsh, Leiden University Medical Center (Leiden, The Netherlands)
"Chlorhexidine vaginal and neonatal wipes in home births in Pakistan: A randomized controlled trial," published by Obstetrics & Gynecology and presented by Sarah Saleem, Aga Khan University (Karachi, Pakistan)
The Global Theme Issue Event is available as a web cast at http://videocast.nih.gov/Summary.asp?File=14087.
Previous Global Health Theme Issues
Two previous global theme issues, organized by the editors of JAMA, have been published successfully by biomedical journals. In January 1996, more than 200 articles on Emerging and Reemerging Global Microbial Threats were published by 36 journals from 21 countries, and in 1997, 97 journals in 31 countries published on the theme of Ageing. Articles Published in the Journals Participating in the CSE Global Theme Issue
Journals Participating in the CSE Global Theme Issue on Poverty and Human Development as of October 2007