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  • [Corrections] Correction to Lancet Public Health 2017; 2: e133–40

    Posted 2017-04-01 00:00:00 dun: Mahammad A. Tafida

    Uyei J, Fiellin DA, Buchelli M, Rodriguez-Santana R, Braithwaite RS. Effects of naloxone distribution alone or in combination with addiction treatment with or without pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention in people who inject drugs: a cost-effectiveness modelling study. Lancet Public Health 2017; 2: e133–40—This study had additional funding support (National Institute of Mental Health) that has now been acknowledged in the Summary and Acknowledgments section of the Article. This correction has been made to the online version as of April 3, ...

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  • [Editorial] The power of a treaty

    Posted 2017-03-22 23:30:44 dun: Mahammad A. Tafida

    According to WHO, about 6 million people die from tobacco use every year, and this is estimated to increase to more than 8 million a year by 2030 without intensified action. Against this predicament, public health is not unarmed. In response to the globalisation of the tobacco epidemic, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC)—the first international treaty negotiated under the auspices of WHO—was adopted in 2003, and entered into force in 2005. For WHO, the Convention represents “a milestone for the promotion of public health and provides new legal dimensions for international health cooperation.” It certainly ...

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  • [Articles] Implementation of key demand-reduction measures of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and change in smoking prevalence in 126 countries: an association study

    Posted 2017-03-21 23:30:44 dun: Mahammad A. Tafida

    Implementation of key WHO FCTC demand-reduction measures is significantly associated with lower smoking prevalence, with anticipated future reductions in tobacco-related morbidity and mortality. These findings validate the call for strong implementation of the WHO FCTC in the WHO's Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases 2013–2020, and in advancing the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 3, setting a global target of reducing tobacco use and premature mortality from non-communicable diseases by a third by ...

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  • [Comment] Understanding the association between the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, adoption of tobacco control policies, and reduction in smoking prevalence

    Posted 2017-03-21 23:30:39 dun: Mahammad A. Tafida

    Given the public health significance of tobacco use and the potential of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the world's first global health treaty, to diminish its toll, it is important to understand the treaty's impacts and to learn how to accelerate adoption of effective policy interventions. As such, the Article by Shannon Gravely and colleagues1 represents a welcome addition to the research literature on tobacco control. The authors' analysis assesses policy from a so-called 30 000-foot perspective, giving the most general level view: it examines the association between the change from 2007 to 2014 in countries' implementation of five key FCTC tobacco demand-reduction measures and the change from 2005 to 2015 in smoking prevalence in those ...

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  • [Comment] eSexual health interventions: promising, but more evidence needed

    Posted 2017-03-20 09:41:02 dun: Mahammad A. Tafida

    Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection, which, when left untreated, can have long-term adverse reproductive health effects.1 Despite the energetic National Chlamydia Screening Programme in the UK and increases in attendance at sexual health clinics, infection rates have changed little,2 and re-infection rates are high—up to 30% among people tested a year after ...

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