This week in journal club we will read Improving the Measurement of Maternal Mortality: The Sisterhood Method Revisited by Merdad et al. A method I am quite fond of.
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A colleague forwarded me this RFP specifically for replication of controversial impact evaluations. It includes a recent journal club article (by other IHME colleagues) on the candidate study list. Cool!
I’ve also made it really easy for someone to replicate the results in one recent paper I was involved in, on hepatitis C virus seroprevalence. Well, easy if you manage to get dismod installed… making that really easy is still on my to-do list.
The week journal club will read Incorporating Loss to Follow-up in Estimates of Survival Among HIV-Infected Individuals in Sub-Saharan Africa Enrolled in Antiretroviral Therapy Programs by Vergut et al.
This week’s paper Effect of the Newhints home-visits intervention on neonatal mortality rate and care practices in Ghana: a cluster randomised controlled trial, by Kirkwood et al. Cluster randomized trials and meta-analysis, a good combination to put new results in the context of the old.
This week in journal club we are reading something that I’m not going to name, because it says “do not cite or distribute without permission” on the top of the paper. This secret paper sounds interesting, maybe I can tell you about it some day.
We’ve selected a locally grown paper for discussion in journal club this week, India’s Janani Suraksha Yojana, a conditional cash transfer programme to increase births in health facilities: an impact evaluation, by Lim et al, with a focus on the methods: the paper has “used three analytical approaches (matching, with-versus-without comparison, and differences in differences) to assess the effect of JSY on antenatal care, in-facility births, and perinatal, neonatal, and maternal deaths.”
Posters and talks have been accepted for the Global Health Metrics and Evaluation 2013 Conference! Would you like to see what some oral presentations in 2011 looked like?
This week I had to draft a fellow to present, so I picked something short to read: Digital Epidemiology by Salathé et al.
A colleague of mine writes:
A colleague of mine at PATH is looking to hire a health economist and particularly someone who has versatile, nimble modeling skills. Do either of you know of anyone who may fit the bill? If so, please share with them the link below.
Sounds like a cool position: https://path.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=299724&version=1