Type 2 diabetes is one of the most health concerns in worldwide. Many studies revealed that distress can significantly affect diabetes-related health outcomes, especially patients’ self-management.
Trauma has become a leading course of hospital admissions in Sri Lanka. An effective pre hospital Emergency Medical System was essential to reduce morbidity, mortality and secondary injuries.
Depression in the elderly is an important public health concern worldwide. It is a silent disorder that afflicts many of the elderly population. This study assesses the use of a simple, easily administered screening instrument, The Geriatric Depression Scale Short Form 15, to detect depression among Filipino elderly in Rizal, Philippines.
The RAFT-network provides telemedicine in African Francophone countries. The main challenge adressed is the de-isolation of care professionals working in remote areas of developing countries. The core activity of RAFT is the webcasting of interactive courses targeted to physicians and other care professionals.
Mary Robinson, the first woman President of Ireland (1990-1997) and more recently United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002) shared with the conference team some of the main challenges at hand when it comes to access to health for all: accountability, financing, the brain drain and the responsibility of those who have the means […]
Health reform is badly needed in many countries in the developing world in order to stop the burden of catastrophic healthcare costs remaining on the shoulders of individual families. We talked to Dr. Frenk, Minister of Health for Mexico, where an important healthcare system reform was launched in 2003.