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Welcome to Jura Editorial Services SARL
Jura Editorial Services SARL offers English-language editorial and publications services to the international health and development community. Also, Jura Editorial Services publishes the Jura Photobooks series, featuring photos of intriguing and out-of-the-way travel destinations.
Our clients include several departments of the World Health Organization, ICF Macro, Jhpiego, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, FHI360, PATH, and the International Labour Office.
If you have not yet used our services, please consider how Jura Editorial Services can help you meet your editorial and publishing needs. To learn more, please visit our editorial services page and our blogabout engaged editing.
While you are here, please visit our new "postcards" page. Our first set of postcards features the Mediterranean fishing village of Bouzigues in the Languedoc region of southern France.
...to Paul Ametepi, the Malawi Ministry of Health, and the Malawi team of the Demographic and Health Survey on publication of the report of the Malawi Service Provision Assessment 2013-14. The report details the findings of a survey of health facilities in Malawi. The Secretary of Health officially launched the report in Lilongwe on 21 January 2014.
...to Valentina Baltag and the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health at the World Health Organization on publication of Core competencies in adolescent health and development for primary care providers. The new publication seeks to help countries develop competency-based educational programmes in adolescent health and development in both pre-service and in-service education. In addition, it provides guidance on how to assess and improve the structure, content and quality of the adolescent health component of pre-service curricula. It includes a tool for assessing the adolescent health and development component in pre-service education of health-care providers.
...to Rachel Baggaley, Annette Verster, and the key populations team at the World Health Organization's Department of HIV on publication of Condolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, care and treatment for key populations. The consolidated guidelines bring together all WHO HIV guidance on five populations that account for a large share of people living with HIV and are key to the HIV epidemic—men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers, and transgender people. The consolidated guidelines include new guidance on PrEP—pre-exposure prophylaxis—for men who have sex with men and on administration of naloxone in the community to prevent opioid overdose. WHO has also published a summary policy brief.
...to Heleen A. Van der Stege, Sander R. Hilberink, Adriaan P. Visser, and AnneLoes Van Staa on publication of "Motivational factors in discussing sexual health with young people with chronic conditions or disabilities" in the journal Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning. The study investigates whether professionals will use a board game to facilitate discussion of sexuality with young people who have chronic health conditions or disabilities. The authors conclude, "Professionals appreciated the board game SeCZ TaLK, but actual use depended on their own motivation and skills and compatibility with work routines."
...to Jane Ferguson, Bruce Dick, the WHO Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and contributors throughout WHO on launch of the Web site Health for the World's Adolescents—a Second Chance in the Second Decade. The new site presents a comprehensive view of health issues facing the world's adolescents, ranging from depression to HIV. There's a detailed text in 10 chapters plus a rich underlayer of supporting documentation, videos, and other resources. Undoubtedly, this is the latest, most comprehensive and most authoritative word on adolescents' health.
...to Irmgard Nübler and co-editors José M. Salazar-Xirinachs and Richard Kozul-Wright on publication of Transforming economies: Making industrial policy work for growth, jobs and development. Co-published by the International Labour Organization and the UN Commission for Trade and Development, the book features chapters that look at industrial policy—that is, government policy to support structrual transformation, raise productivity and create jobs—from various theoretical perspectives, including that of learning theory and knowledge management. In-depth studies assess the successes and shortcomings of policies in countries as diverse as South Korea, India, South Africa, and Costa Rica. This might sound dry, but if you have any interest in world development, you will find these issues crucial and the perspectives important. I found much of it eye-opening, in fact. US readers will find the chapter on the US government's "covert" industrial policy particularly interesting.
Jura Editorial Services is proud to have helped prepare these publications. For more clients' publications please see our page "From our clients."