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This Week in PLoS Medicine: RTS,S malaria vaccine; hospitalization of children with neurological impairment; & more

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Four new articles published this week in PLoS Medicine:

To learn about the new article by Thomas Smith and colleagues on malaria vaccines, visit our previous Media Release post.

Jay Berry and colleagues report findings from an analysis of hospitalization data in the US, examining the proportion of inpatient resources attributable to care for children with neurological impairment.

Grant Mackenzie and colleagues describe how they set up a population-based surveillance system to assess the impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and radiological pneumonia in children in The Gambia.

Vikram Patel, Judith Bass, and other global mental health leaders call for a special session of the UN General Assembly to discuss and debate action needed on mental health, which has been left off the international NCDs agenda.

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