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This Week in PLOS Medicine: 1st line ARTs; Preterm birth in Africa; Urban health equity indicators & more

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Five new articles published this week in PLOS Medicine:

Thomas Campbell and colleagues report findings of a randomized trial conducted in multiple countries that studied the efficacy of antiretroviral regimens with simplified dosing.

Chris Kenyon and Robert Colebunders discuss the policy implications of first line antiretroviral therapies in resource-limited settings, which emerge from a new research study conducted by Campbell and colleagues.

In an analysis of four datasets from East Africa, Tanya Marchant and colleagues report the neonatal mortality risk associated with preterm birth and how this changes with weight for gestational age.

Jason Corburn and Alison Cohen discuss the need for urban health equity indicators, which can capture the social determinants of health, track policy decisions, and promote greater urban health equity.

Sarah MacFarlane and colleagues share their lessons engaging in educational reform and faculty development with the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania and the University of California San Francisco.

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