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Interactive Dengue Mapping - CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide this interactive mapping of dengue across the world and can be used for risk assessment.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 4 Dec 2011
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The case for conducting first-in-human clinical trials in low and middle income countries

This article, provided here in full, discusses phase 0 and 1 clinical trials in humans in LMC countries.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 15 Dec 2011
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Eliminate Dengue Homepage

The Eliminate Dengue research group is developing a new biocontrol strategy that will reduce or incapacitate the mosquito populations that transmit dengue between people.
This website follows the team and the research it is undertaking and provides up-to-date information on current progress.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 4 Dec 2011
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The Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in Developing Countries

This bookmark links to the paper by Boutayeb and Boutayeb of the Universities of Brunel and Morocco, and discusses the burden of NCDs in developing countries by collecting data from national registries.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 4 Dec 2011
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Communications Handbook for Clinical Trials: Strategies, tips, and tools to manage controversy, con

This handbook provides practical guidance to clinical trial staff and research partners on how to anticipate and respond to the special communications challenges posed by the conduct of clinical research. Using context-specific case studies and practical insights culled from actual communications experience in clinical trials from around the world, this essential new resource covers the spectrum of communications planning, activities, and strategies involved in the implementation of a clinical trial. Organized to correspond to the chronological steps involved in conducting research, this guide focuses on the various communications skills that are needed throughout the course of a trial.

Designed to be accessible and relevant to a wide audience, Communications Handbook for Clinical Trials will make your job easier, whether you are a researcher, a study coordinator, or a communications professional. The handbook contains diagnostic tools, sample templates, and materials that research sites can adapt for use in their communications planning and implementation. Communications Handbook for Clinical Trials includes:

Sample communication plans for clinical trials
Communications and crisis-planning templates and checklists
Scenario-planning tools to facilitate planning for the release of trial results
Ideas on delegating communications tasks to reduce demands on key site personnel
Tips and techniques on how to communicate effectively in interviews, in meetings, and with the media
Communications Handbook for Clinical Trials contains more than 40 contributed pieces by researchers and communications experts who share their ideas, lessons learned, and advice based on their experiences with trials in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the United States, and Europe

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 3 Nov 2010
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