Table of Contents: Poverty Collection


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The Council of Science Editors organized a Global Theme Issue on Poverty and Human Development on October 22, 2007. More than 200 science and health journals, including PLoS Medicine, PLoS Biology, and PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, participated by publishing new articles.


The PLoS Medicine Debate


Squaring the Circle: AIDS, Poverty, and Human Development

Peter Piot, Robert Greener, Sarah Russell


Community Page

Health in Action

Integration of Information Technologies in Clinical Studies in Nicaragua

William Avilés, Oscar Ortega, Guillermina Kuan, Josefina Coloma, Eva Harris

Policy Forum

Access to Health Care in Contexts of Livelihood Insecurity: A Framework for Analysis and Action

Brigit Obrist, Nelly Iteba, Christian Lengeler, Ahmed Makemba, Christopher Mshana, Rose Nathan, Sandra Alba, Angel Dillip, Manuel W Hetzel, Iddy Mayumana, Alexander Schulze, Hassan Mshinda

Research Articles

Food Insufficiency Is Associated with High-Risk Sexual Behavior among Women in Botswana and Swaziland

Sheri D Weiser, Karen Leiter, David R Bangsberg, Lisa M Butler, Fiona Percy-de Korte, Zakhe Hlanze, Nthabiseng Phaladze, Vincent Iacopino, Michele Heisler

Safe To Walk? Neighborhood Safety and Physical Activity Among Public Housing Residents

Gary G Bennett, Lorna H McNeill, Kathleen Y Wolin, Dustin T Duncan, Elaine Puleo, Karen M Emmons