Publications


CDPRG Staff have published over 140 articles in international peer reviewed journals, in addition to 3 books and many book chapters. 
Selected publications are shown below:

Recent / Forthcoming publications: 

๐ Joanne P. Webster, Anna Borlase, James W. Rudge, Who acquires infection from whom and how? Disentangling multi-host and multi-mode transmission dynamics in the ‘elimination’ era. The Royal Society Publishing. DOI:10.1098/rstb.2016.0091.

๐ Grout A, Howard N, Coker R, Speakman EM, Guidelines, law, and governance: disconnects in the global control of airline-associated infectious diseases. PubMed. DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30476-5.

๐ Mishal S. Khan, Bernie Y. Guan, Jananie Audimulam, Francisco Cervero Liceras, Richard J. Coker and Joanne Yoong, Economic interventions to improve population health: a scoping study of systematic reviews. BMC Public Health. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3119-5.

๐ Mishal S Khan, Anna Osei-Kofi, Abbas Omar, Hilary Kirkbride, Prof Anthony Kessel, Aula Abbara, Prof David Heymann, Prof Alimuddin Zumla, Dr Osman Dar, Pathogens, prejudice, and politics: the role of the global health community in the European refugee crisis. The Lancet. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30134-7.

๐ Mishal S Khan, Sara U Schwanke Khilji, Saw Saw and Richard J Coker, Evidence to inform resource allocation for tuberculosis control in Myanmar: a systematic review based on the SYSRA framework. Health Policy Plan. (2016) doi: 10.1093/heapol/czw077 First published online: June 21, 2016.

๐ Rebecca C. Harris, Louis Grandjean, Laura J. Martin, Alexander J. P. Miller, Joseph-Egre N. Nkang, Victoria Allen, Mishal S. Khan, Katherine Fielding and David A. J. Moore, The effect of early versus late treatment initiation after diagnosis on the outcomes of patients treated for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a systematic review. BMC Infectious Diseases BMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:193, DOI: 10.1186/s12879-016-1524-0.

๐ MS. Khan, TM. Khine, C. Hutchison, RJ. Coker, KM. Hane, AL. Innes and S. Aung, Are current case-finding methods under-diagnosing tuberculosis among women in Myanmar? An analysis of operational data from Yangon and the nationwide prevalence survey. BMC Infectious Diseases, BMC series – open, inclusive and trusted 2016 16:110, DOI: 10.1186/s12879-016-1429-y.

Publications:

๐ Mishal Khan, Joanne Yoong, Zaw Myo Tun and Richard Coker, Implementing health policy and systems research in MyanmarThe Lancet, Volume 387, No. 10020, p749–750, 20 February 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00329-9.

๐ May P. S. Yeung, Frank L.Y. Lam, and Richard Coker, Factors associated with the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination in adults: a systematic review. Journal of Public Health, doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdv194.

๐ Ben S. Cooper, Surachai Kotirum, Wantanee Kulpeng, Naiyana Praditsitthikorn, Malinee Chittaganpitch, Direk Limmathurotsakul, Nicholas P. J. Day, Richard Coker, Yot Teerawattananon and Aronrag Meeyai, Mortality Attributable to Seasonal Influenza A and B Infections in Thailand, 2005–2009: A Longitudinal Study. Oxford Journals, Am. J. Epidemiol. (2015)doi: 10.1093/aje/kwu360.

๐ Tarek Soliman, Alex R Cook and Richard J Coker, Pilgrims and MERS-CoV: what’s the risk?. Emerging Themes in Epidemiology, 2015, 12:3 doi:10.1186/s12982-015-0025-8.

๐ Dr Ligia Kiss, PhDcorrespondenceemail, Nicola S Pocock, MSc, Varaporn Naisanguansri, Soksreymom Suos, MA, Brett Dickson, BA, Doan Thuy, MA, Jobst Koehler, Kittiphan Sirisup, Nisakorn Pongrungsee, Van Anh Nguyen, MA, Rosilyne Borland, MA, Poonam Dhavan, MPH, Cathy Zimmerman, PhD, Health of men, women, and children in post-trafficking services in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam: an observational cross-sectional study. The Lancet, Volume 3, No. 3, e154–e161, March 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(15)70016-1

๐ Benjamin Capps, Michele Marie Bailey, David Bickford, Richard Coker, Zohar Lederman, Andrew Lover, Tamra Lysaght and Paul Tambyah, Introducing One Health to the Ethical Debate About Zoonotic Diseases in Southeast Asia. Bioethics, DOI: 10.1111/bioe.12145.

๐ Mishal S Khan1, Solomon Salve and John DH Porter, Engaging for-profit providers in TB control: lessons learnt from initiatives in South Asia.Health Policy and Planning, doi: 10.1093/heapol/czu137

๐ Ejaz Qadeer , Razia Fatima , Katherine Fielding , Fahad Qazi , David Moore , Mishal S. Khan, Good Quality Locally Procured Drugs Can Be as Effective as Internationally Quality Assured Drugs in Treating Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. Plos One, Published: April 29, 2015DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126099

๐ R. A. Atun, R.J. Coker, F.Drobniewski, Y.A. Samyshkin, N. Lennox-Chhugani, A toolkit for rapid assessment of health systems and tuberculosis control; SYSTEMIC RAPID ASSESSMENT TOOLKIT: (SYSRA). Centre for Health Management, Tanaka Business School,Imperial College London

๐ Mishal Khan, Andrew A. Lover and Richard J. Coker, How can Southeast Asia increase its preparedness for an Ebola outbreak?. The East Asia Forum on 15 November 2014.

๐ Mishal Khan and Richard J. Coker,Tuberculosis control: hard questions — Authors' reply. The Lancet, Volume 384, Issue 9956, Page 1745, 15 November 2014, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)62066-3, to response the WHO's questions, Tuberculosis control: hard questions. The Lancet, Volume 384, Issue 9956, Page 1744, 15 November 2014, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)62065-1

๐ Mishal Khan and Richard J. Coker, How to hinder tuberculosis control: five easy steps. The Lancet on 24 July 2014, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61175-2.

๐ Andrew A. Lover and Richard J. Coker, Re-assessing the relationship between sporozoite dose and incubation period in Plasmodium vivax malaria: a systematic re-analysis. Parasitology, volume 141, issue 06, pp. 859-868.

๐ Marco Liverani, Piya Hanvoravongchai and Richard J. Coker, "Communicable diseases and governance : A tale of two regions" and Marco Liverani and Richard Coker, "Protecting Europe from diseases". Part of the report entitled Regional Mechanisms of Communicable Disease Control in Asia and Europe by ASIA-EUROPE Foundation 

๐ Sara U Schwanke Khilji, James W Rudge, Tom Drake, Irwin Chavez, Khieu Borin, Sok Touch and Richard Coker. Distribution of selected healthcare resources for influenza pandemic response in Cambodia. International Journal for Equity in Health 2013,12:82 doi:10.1186/1475-9276-12-82 

๐ James Rudge and Richard Coker. Editorial on Human to human transmission of H7N9. The BMJ 2013;347 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4730 

๐ Andrew A. Lover and Richard Coker. Quantifying Effect of Geographic Location on Epidemiology of Plasmodium vivax Malaria. Emerging Infectious Disease Journal. Volume 19, Number 7 - July 2013 

๐ Wiku Adisasmito, Dewi Nur Aisyah, Tjandra Yoga Aditama, Rita Kusriastuti, Trihono, Agus Suwandono, Ondri Dwi Sampurno, Prasenohadi, Nurshanty A Sapada, MJN Mamahit, Anna Swenson, Nancy A Dreyer and Richard Coker. Human influenza A H5N1 in Indonesia: health care service-associated delays in treatment initiation. BMC Public Health 2013, 13:571 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-571 

๐ Karen Humphries-Waa, Tom Drake, Anthony Huszar, Marco Liverani, Khien Borin, Sok Touch, Teng Srey and Richard Coker. Human H5N1 influenza infections in Cambodia 2005--2011: case series and cost-of-illness. BMC Public Health 2013, 13:549 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-549

๐ Isabelle Risso-Gill, Martin McKee, Richard Coker, Peter Piot and Helena Legido-Quigley. Health system strengthening in Myanmar during political reforms: perspectives from international agencies. Health Policy and Planning 2013; 1-9 doi:10.1093/heapol/czt037  

๐ Tom Drake. Priority setting in global health: Towards a minimum DALY value. Health Economics. 9 Apr 2013 DOI: 10.1002/hec.2925 

๐ Roman Carrasco, Alex Cook and Richard Coker. Trade years of life to make the whole world healthier. New Scientist, Magazine issue 2911

๐ Aronrag Meeyai, Ben S Cooper and Richard Coker. Analysis of 2009 pandemic influenza A/H1N1 outcomes in 19 European countires: association with completeness of national strategic plans. BMJ Open. 2013;3:e002253 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002253 

๐ Samantha Watson, James Rudge, Richard Coker. Health Systems' "Surge Capacity": State of the art and priorities for future research. Milbank Quarterly 

๐ Anthony C. Huszar, Tom Drake, Teng Srey, Sok Touch and Richard Coker. Pandemic influenza preparedness planning : lessons from Cambodia. WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health. Volume 1, Issue 4, October—December 2012, 369-373 

๐ Samantha Watson, Mike Petterson, Stefan Lang, Stefan Kienberger, Michael Hagenlocher, James Rudge, Richard Coker. Trans-disciplinary research for effective disaster readiness and response. Bull World Health Organ. 2012;90:558–558A 

Articles from the AsiaFluCap project: 

๐ Krumkamp R, Mounier-Jack S, Ahmad A, Reintjes R, Coker R. Evaluating health systems’ preparedness for emerging infectious- diseases: A novel conceptual and analytic framework. Health Policy, 98(2010) 91 - 97 

 Krumkamp R, Kretzschmar M, Rudge J W, Ahmad A, Hanvoravongchai P, Westenhoefer J, Stein M, Putthasri W, Coker R. Health service resource needs for pandemic influenza in developing countries: A linked transmission dynamics, interventions and resource demand model. Epidemiol. Infect., 2010, 1-9 

๐ de Sa J, Mounier-Jack S, Darapheak C, Ly Khunbun N, Phetsouvanh R, Chanthakoummane N, Touch S, Phommasack R, Coker R.   Responging to pandemic influenza in Cambodia and Lao PDR: Challenges in moving from strategy to operation. Southeast Asian J  Trop Med, 48(2010) 

๐ Hanvoravongchai P, Adisasmito W, Chau P N, Conseil A, de Sa J, Krumkamp R, Monier-Jack S, Phommasack B, Putthasri W, Shih CS, Touch S, Coker R. Pandemic influenza preparedness and health systems challenges in Asia: Results from rapid analyses in 6 Asian countries. BMC Public Health, 2010 10:322 

๐ Adisasmito W, Hunter BM, Krumkamp R, Latief K, Rudge JW, Hanvoravongchai P, Coker RJ. Pandemic Influenza and Health System Resource Gaps in Bali: An Analysis Through a Resource Transmission Dynamics Model. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2011 Nov 14 

๐ Yu-Chen Hsu, Yi-Ta Yang, Shih-Yan Yang, Shu-Mei Chou, Jen-Hsiang Chuang. Analysis on District Medical Resources and Preparedness Gap on the Health Outcomes of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic in Taiwan. Taiwan Epidemiology Bulletin. 2011 Nov 22/Vol.27/No.22 

๐ James W. Rudge, Piya Hanvoravongchai, Ralf Krumkamp, Irwin Chavez, Wiku Adisasmito, Pham Ngoc Chau, Bounlay Phommasak, Weerasak Putthasri, Chin-Shui Shih, Mart Stein, Aura Timen, Sok Touch, Ralf Reintjes, Richard Coker. Health system resource gaps and associated mortality from pandemic influenza across six Asian territories. PLOS ONE, 2012 7(2): e31800 

๐ Stein ML, Rudge JW, Coker R, van der Weijden C, Krumkamp R, Hanvoravongchai P, Chavez I, Putthasri W, Phommasack B, Adisasmito W, Touch S, Sat le M, Hsu YC, Kretzschmar M, Timen A. Development of a resource modelling tool to support decision makers in pandemic influenza preparedness: The AsiaFluCap Simulator. BMC Public Health. 2012 Oct 12;12:870 

๐ Hanvoravongchai P, Chavez I, Rudge JW, Touch S, Putthasri W, Chau PN, Phommasack B, Singhasivanon P, Coker R; iaFluCap Project Consortium. An analysis of health system resources in relation to pandemic response capacity in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Int J Health Geogr. 2012 Dec 14;11:53. doi: 10.1186/1476-072X-11-53


DOCUMENTS

The Pandemic Preparedness Scores in Europe [csv - 1.60Kb]

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness in the African Continent: Analysis of National Strategic Plans, June 2008 [pdf - 216Kb]

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness in Latin America: Analysis of National Plans, June 2008 [coming soon]

Business Continuity Planning and Pandemic Influenza in Europe: An analysis of independent sector and national governments' guidance, June 2008 [pdf - 132Kb]

Late Diagnosis for HIV/AIDS in Europe, June 2008 [pdf - 40Kb]

Testing Times: Unmet need in testing, treatment and care for HIV/AIDS in Europe, June 2008 [pdf - 48Kb]

Toolkit for rapid assessment of health systems and pandemic influenza preparedness and response  [pdf - 904Kb]

Resource needs in pandemic influenza control – Simple epidemic models to guide policy planning  [pdf - 1.1Mb

Health system analysis to support capacity development in response to the threat of pandemic influenza in Asia [pdf - 1.2Mb]

A toolkit for assessing the impact of measles eradication activities on immunization services and health systems at country level [pdf - 1.1Mb]

REPORTS 

CDPRG internal report - Feasibility of estimating baseline health resource demand from ICD diagnosis codes. Sara U. Schwanke Khilji, 23 January 2012, updated 8 November 2012 [pdf - 425Kb]

Pandemic influenza preparedness in the Asia-Pacific region: An analysis of selected national plans. April 2006 [pdf - 651Kb]

How prepared is Europe for Pandemic Influenza? An Analysis of National Plans, April 2006. [pdf - 2.7Mb]

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness in the African Continent: Analysis of National Strategic Plans, October 2007 [pdf - 1.2Mb]

Pandemic influenza preparedness in Latin America: An analysis of national plans, January 2008. [pdf - 377Kb]

Business Continuity Planning and Pandemic Influenza in Europe: An analysis of independent sector and national governments' guidance. March 2008. [pdf - 2.7Mb]

Testing Times: Unmet need in testing, treatment and care for HIV/AIDS in Europe, July 2008. [pdf - 635Kb]

Indonesia: Health System and Pandemic Preparedness. [pdf - 2Mb]

Lao: Health System and Pandemic Preparedness [pdf - 3.5Mb]

Taiwan: Health System and Pandemic Preparedness [pdf - 1.7Mb]

Vietnam: Health System and Pandemic Preparedness [pdf - 1.7Kb]

Cambodia: Health System and Pandemic Preparedness [pdf - 1.6Mb]   

Pandemic Flu RSA Toolkit_Draft [pdf - 184Kb]

CDPRG Staff also contributed to the UNSIC & The World Bank´s Responses to Avian Influenza and State of Pandemic Readiness: Fourth Global Progress Report, October 2008   

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

Coker RJ, Atun RA, McKee M. Should tuberculosis programmes invest in second-line treatments for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. pp 1-21. In: Coker RJ, Atun RA, McKee M (Eds). Health systems and the challenge of communicable diseases: experiences from Europe and Latin America. McGraw Hill, Open University Press, 2008. ISBN 13 978 0 335 23366 3

Atun RA, Coker RJ. Health systems and communicable disease control: emerging evidence and lessons from central and eastern Europe. pp 193-209. In: Coker RJ, Atun RA, McKee M (Eds). Health systems and the challenge of communicable diseases: experiences from Europe and Latin America. McGraw Hill Open University Press, 2008. ISBN 13 978 0 335 23366 3

Coker RJ, Mensua M, Atun R, McKee M. Health systems and communicable diseases: predicting and responding to future challenges. In: Coker RJ, Atun RA, McKee M (Eds). Health systems and the challenge of communicable diseases: experiences from Europe and Latin America. McGraw Hill, Open University Press, 2008. ISBN 13 978 0 335 23366 3

Hanvoravongchai P, Hsiao WC (2007) Thailand: Achieving Universal Coverage with Social Health Insurance, pp 133-154. In: Hsiao WC, Shaw P (Eds) Social Health Insurance for Developing Nations, World Bank Publications, ISBN 0821369490

Coker RJ, Ingram A. Passports and pestilence: migration, security and border control. In: Medicine at the border: Disease, globalization and security, 1850 to the present. Ed.: Bashford A. Palgrave Macmillan, New York 2006.

Mounier-Jack S, McKee M, Atun R, Coker R. HIV and AIDS in Central Asia. Pp 67-100. In: HIV/AIDS in Russia and Eurasia. Ed.: Twigg J. Palgrave, New York 2006. ISBN -13: 978-1-4039-7628-4

Coker R. Foreword to: The tuberculosis survival handbook (2nd edition), Mayho P. London: Merit Publishing International, 2006. ISBN 978 1 873413 14 2

Coker R J, Pomerlau J, McKee M. The changing nature of infectious disease. In: Issues in Public Health. Ed.: Pomerlau J, McKee M. Open University Press, McGraw Hill Education, Maidenhead, 2005.

POSTERS

Developing a pandemic influenza mitigation model for Cambodia, Tom Drake et al., presented in the 15th International Society for Infectious Diseases (ICID) Conference, Bangkok, Thailand 2012  [pdf - 655Kb]

A mathematical model to evaluate strategies for improving pandemic preparedness in Cambodia, James Rudge et al., presented in the 26th International Biometric Conference, Kobe, Japan 2012 [pdf - 726Kb]

BOOKS

Coker RJ, Atun RA, McKee M (Eds). Health systems and the challenge of communicable diseases: Experiences from Europe and Latin America. McGraw Hill, Open University Press, 2008. ISBN 13 978 0 335 23366 3

Coker R. Migration, public health and compulsory screening for TB and HIV. IPPR 2003. ISBN 1 86030 241 6

Coker RJ. From Chaos to Coercion: Detention and the control of tuberculosis. St. Martin's Press, New York, 2000. ISBN 0-312-22250-5 

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES IN JOURNALS

Putthasri W, Lertiendumrong J, Chompook P, Tangchaorensathien V, Coker R. Capacity of Thailand to contain an emerging influenza pandemic. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2009; 15,3. Available from http://www.cdc.gov/EID/content/15/3/423.htm

Conseil A, Mounier-Jack S, Coker R. Business continuity planning and pandemic influenza in Europe: An analysis of independent sector and national governments' guidance. J Business Continuity & Emergency Planning. 2008; 3: 6-30.

Mounier-Jack S, Nielsen S, Coker RJ. HIV testing strategies across European countries. HIV Med. 2008 Jul;9 Suppl 2:13-9.

de Sa J, Mounier-Jack S, Lock K, Coker RJ. Unmet need and access to HIV services in Europe. Future HIV Therapy. 2008, 2: 427-435.

Ortu G, Mounier-Jack S, Coker R. Pandemic influenza preparedness in Africa is a profound challenge for an already distressed region: Analysis of national preparedness plans. Health Policy Plan. 2008; 23: 161-9.

Adler A, Mounier-Jack S, Coker RJ. Late diagnosis of HIV in Europe: Definitional and public health challenges. AIDS Care (in press).

Atun R, Gurol I, McKee M, Coker R. Health systems' responses to 25 years of HIV in Europe: Inequities persist and challenges remain. Health Policy. 2008 May;86(2-3):181-94. Epub 2007 Nov 28.

Coker R, Thomas M, Lock K, Martin R. Detention and the evolving threat of tuberculosis: evidence, ethics and law. J Law Med Ethics. 2007 35: 60-615.

Coker RJ, Mounier-Jack S, Martin R. Public health law and tuberculosis control in Europe. Public Health. 2007; 121: 266-73.

Coker RJ, Mounier-Jack S. How prepared is Europe for pandemic influenza: An analysis of National plans. Lancet. 2006; 367: 1405-11.

Coker RJ, Mounier-Jack S. Pandemic influenza preparedness in the Asia-Pacific region. Lancet 2006; 368: 886-9.

Dimitrova B, Balabanova D, Atun R, Drobniewski F, Levicheva V, Coker R. Barriers to tuberculosis care in Russia: Health service providers' perceptions. Health Policy Plan. 2006; 21: 265-74.

Coker R, McKee M, Atun R, Dimitrova B, Dodonova E, Kuznetsov S, Drobniewski F. Risk factors for pulmonary tuberculosis in Russia: Case-control study. BMJ. 2006; 332: 85-7.

Atun R, McKee M, Drobniewski F, Coker R. Analysis of how the health system context shapes responses to the control of human immunodeficiency virus: Case-studies from the Russian Federation. Bull World Health Organ. 2005; 83: 730-8.

Coker RJ, Dimitrova B, Drobniewski F, Samyshkin Y, Pomerlau J, Hohlova G Y, Skuratova N, Kuznetsov S, Fedorin I, Atun R. Health system frailties in tuberculosis service provision in Russia: An analysis through the lens of formal nutritional support. Public Health. 2005; 119: 837-43.

Atun R, Baeza J, Drobniewski F, Levicheva V, Coker RJ. Implementing WHO DOTS strategy in the Russian Federation: Stakeholder attitudes. Health Policy. 2005; 74: 122-32.

Coker RJ, Atun R, Mckee M. Untangling Gordian knots: Improving tuberculosis control through the development of programme theories. Int J Health Plann Mgmt. 2004; 19: 217-26.

Atun R, Lebcir R, Drobniewski F, Coker RJ. Impact of an effective multidrug-resistant tuberculosis control programme in the setting of an immature HIV epidemic: System dynamics simulation model. Int J STD AIDS. 2005; 16: 560-70.

Hogan H, Coker R, Gordon A, Meltzer M, Pickles H. Screening of new entrants for tuberculosis: Responses to port notifications. J Public Health (Oxf) 2005; 27: 192-5.

Atun RA, Samyshkin YA, Drobniewski F, Skuratova NM, Gusarova G, Kuznetsov SI, Marchenko GR, Fedorin IM, Coker RJ. Barriers to sustainable tuberculosis control in the Russian Federation health system. Bull World Health Organ. 2005; 83: 217-23.

Weiler-Ravell D, Chemtob D, Coker RJ, Leventhal A. Compulsory detention of recalcitrant tuberculosis patients in the context of a new tuberculosis control programme in Israel. Public Health. 2004; 118: 323-8.

Coker RJ, Bell A, Pitman R, Hayward A, Watson J. Screening programmes for tuberculosis in new entrants across Europe. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2004; 8: 1022-6.

Coker RJ, Atun R, Mckee M. Health care system frailties and public health control of communicable diseases on the European Union's new eastern border. Lancet. 2004; 363: 1389-92.

Coker RJ. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: Public health challenges. J Trop Med and Int Hlth. 2004; 9: 25-40.

Coker RJ, Dimitrova B, Drobniewski F, Samyshkin Y, Balabanova Y, Kuznetsov S, Fedorin I, Melentsiev A, Marchenko G, Zakharova S, Atun R. Tuberculosis control in Samara Oblast, Russia: Institutional and regulatory environment. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2003; 10: 920-32.

Hayward AC, Darton T, Watson JM, Coker RJ, Nguyen-Van-Tam J, Schwoebel V. Epidemiology and control of tuberculosis in Western European cities. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2003; 7: 751-57.

Atun RA, Lennox-Chhugania, Drobniewski F, Samyshkin YA, Coker RJ. A framework and toolkit for capturing the communicable disease programmes within health systems tuberculosis control as an illustrative example. Eur J Public Health 2004; 14: 267-73.

Coker RJ. Public health impact of detention of individuals with tuberculosis: Systematic literature review. Public Health. 2003; 117: 281-87.

Coker RJ. Should tuberculosis programmes invest in second-line treatments for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB). Int J TB Lung Dis. 2002; 6:1-2.

Coker RJ, McKee M. Ethical approval for health research in Central and Eastern Europe: An international survey. Clin Med JRCPL. 2001; 3: 197-9.

Coker RJ. Civil liberties and public good: Detention of tuberculous patients and the Public Health Act 1984. Med Hist. 2001; 45: 339-356.

Coker R, Lambregts van Weezenbeek, K. Mandatory screening and treatment of immigrants for latent tuberculosis in the USA: Just restraint? Lancet Infect Dis. 2001; 1: 270-6.

Coker RJ. The law, human rights and the detention of individuals with tuberculosis in England and Wales. J Public Health Med. 2000; 22: 263-7.

Hayward AC, Coker RJ. Could a tuberculosis epidemic occur in London as it did in New York? Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2000; 6:12-16.