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    There is an art to improving lives. And it’s in our science.
  • News
    Dr. Timothy Mastro, Chief Science Officer, describes his top three picks from the latest published research from FHI 360.
  • Published research
    Effect of low-to-moderate-dose corticosteroids on mortality of hospitalized adolescents and adults with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 viral pneumonia
    The authors analyzed the effect of corticosteroids to reduce mortality from pneumonia caused by a specific strain of influenza A called (H1N1)pdm09. Using observational data of hospitalized adolescent and adult patients with this type of pneumonia, the findings suggest that low-to-moderate-dose corticosteroids might reduce the mortality of patients with severe pneumonia that causes low blood oxygen levels. However, there was no indication that patients with less severe disease benefited from corticosteroid therapy.
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    Beyond the page: A process review of using ethnodrama to disseminate research findings
    Typical research dissemination strategies are often limited in terms of their reach, accessibility and level of audience engagement. This paper details the process of developing and implementing an ethnodrama, a written or live performance of the findings, to disseminate research findings. The paper drew on a study from Durham, North Carolina, that explored the health-seeking behaviors of African-American men.
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    Prevalence and risk factors associated with STIs among women initiating contraceptive implants in Kingston, Jamaica
    This paper examines the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as a part of the Sino-implant (II) study, a trial in Kingston, Jamaica, that evaluated whether the initiation of the implant led to more unprotected sex among women ages 18 to 44 years. The authors found that the immediate initiation of Sino-implant (II) was not associated with higher STI prevalence rates over three months for these women. These findings fill an important gap in the evidence regarding the effect of initiation of long-acting reversible contraceptives on STIs.
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    Hormonal contraception is not associated with reduced ART effectiveness among women initiating ART: Evidence from longitudinal data
    The authors evaluated the relationship between hormonal contraceptive use and antiretroviral therapy (ART) effectiveness and found that hormonal contraceptives did not reduce ART effectiveness among HIV-positive women initiating therapy. HIV-positive women should continue to be offered contraceptive options that best meet their needs.
  • Publication
    Summary of research and evaluation of professional development using the Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching model called educator-centered instructional coaching.
  • Tools
    This resource provides an adaptable step-by-step guide for conducting a mapping readiness assessment to determine whether programmatic mapping can be done in a way that protects the safety, well-being and confidentiality of key populations.
  • Published research
    Estimates of the quality of complementary feeding among Vietnamese infants aged 6-23 months varied by how commercial baby cereals were classified in 24-h recalls
    As a part of the World Health Organization (WHO) questionnaire capturing dietary information for a 24- hour period of children ages 6 to 23 months, the authors identified different scenarios to classify commercial baby cereals. The scenarios affected the population-level estimates of dietary quality. Guidance is required from WHO about how to account for the consumption of these cereals when estimating the quality of complementary feeding.
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    Evaluation of a community-based hypertension improvement program (Com-HIP) in Ghana: Data from a baseline survey
    This paper presents the findings of a baseline survey on hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control in Ghana. The findings indicate a high burden of hypertension and a very low level of treatment and control, despite a high level of awareness. These results suggest that current programs have failed to reduce hypertension and more innovative approaches should be considered to achieve meaningful hypertension control.