Surgical services provide important preventive and life-saving strategies. Contrary to prevailing opinion, essential surgical procedures can be provided in district hospitals at a cost per DALY equivalent to other well-accepted preventive procedures.
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The maritime sector is a highly globalized industry with an international workforce of 1.5 million seafarers working on literally all waters of the world. As a risky profession (second only to commercial fishermen), seafarers are exposed to a multitude of occupational and health hazards.
Considering the challenges in strengthening the public health services and political economic conditions, the explanation of bad performance in terms of health access and services, the paper highlights and recommend a model and mechanism focusing leadership development and organisational effectiveness to improve health services delivery and access involving civil societies, local bodies and appropriateness of […]
The objectives of the Integrated Child Survival campaign in Mali were to reach more than 95% of children with measles vaccination and more than 80% of children with all other interventions.
We believe that the Zimbabwe experience constitutes a major learning opportunity for our understanding of how to organize Primary Health Care (PHC). We analyse the factors, both internal and external to the health system, which contributed to the success at the time.
The international migration of health professionals has increasingly been on the political agenda, especially in the context of widespread shortages of employed care providers. Globalisation is a reality and recognised characteristic of today’s world.
Mental, neurological, and substance use (MNS) disorders are prevalent in all regions of the world and are major contributors to morbidity and premature mortality. The stigma and violations of human rights directed towards people with these disorders compounds the problem.
The Peoples-uni (http://peoples-uni.org) aims to help build Public Health capacity in low- to middle-income countries (LMIC). It is based on the existence of high quality, online Open Educational Resources (OER) freely available through the Internet.
The idea of a health ‘worker’ from the community is not a new one; from a public health point of view, it may be an ideal vehicle for another development in the field. But it failed miserably in the case of the Community Health Guide/Volunteer (CHV) scheme due to several reasons.
The project of health planning at the Primary Health Center Lagoa da Conceição, in Florianópolis (Brazil) emerged as a need to change a model of care assistance, based on the spontaneous demand and a limited scope in the practice of health (passive attitude) for a model of Family Health Strategy, with shares epidemiological data on […]