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  • What impact does opioid agonist treatment have on mortality at a population level?By Matthew Hickman, Jack Stone and Peter Vickerman – NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Behavioural Science and Evaluation at University of Bristol, UKLouisa Degenhardt, Chrianna Bharat, Nikki Jones, Sarah Larney, Michael Farrell – National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), Sydney, Australia Annick Bórquez, Antoine Chaillon, Natasha K. Martin – University of California San Diego, USAOpioid agonist treatment (OAT) is the use of prescription opioid drugs, such as methadone and buprenorphine, to treat people who are opioid dependent and inject drugs. For the first time, in a new […]
  • Getting involved in Zoonotic TB Researchby Ross Symons, Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Contributor to 'Engaging the farming community in zoonotic disease research', one of four community involvement projects funded by the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Behavioural Science and Evaluation at University of BristolMy name is Ross Symons and I'm a beef farmer on my family farm in Cornwall, as well as an artificial insemination (AI) technician for Cogent Breeding. I'm the fourth generation of my family farming, so have been around it all my life.How I became involved in PPII was first told about public involvement in research […]
  • How will countries know if they have eliminated hepatitis C?by Dr Adelina Artenie, Senior Research Associate in Mathematical Epidemiology, NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Behavioural Science and Evaluation at University of BristolThe World Health Organization (WHO) has set a target for the elimination of hepatitis C virus (HCV) by 2030. But how will countries know if they have achieved the target? We explored different options for how countries could measure their progress, reported in a paper published in The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology.One of the main goals of the World Health Organization’s 2016 Global Health Sector Strategy on viral […]

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