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Training Management Information System as a Tool for Addressing Public Health Workforce needs and rational deployment in India.

Skills based training of health personnel and task shifting have been two strategies under NRHM to address the shortfall of human resources in health in India. Training Management Information system, a web based “single window” software application was developed for creating a nationwide database for health personnel that can be updated real time at the […]

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Strengthening the competencies and skills of nurses in mental health: Experiences from Bosnia and Herzegovina

The mental health reform in BH was launched in 1996 focusing on community-based care and so far made significant progress through the development of a large network of community mental health centers. In the centers operate multidisciplinary teams, within which nurses are the largest and least skilled professional categories, with the highest fluctuation rate within […]

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Securing WHO FCTC Article 11 Compliance Through Legislative Advocacy: the Philippines

Under the WHO FCTC, the Philippines obligated itself to require effective health warnings on cigarette packs by 2008. That deadline has long passed. Thus, HealthJustice Philippines (HJ) and Social Weather Stations (SWS) conducted a nationwide survey entitled “Usage and Attitudes of Filipino Youth Towards Tobacco” to gauge the behavioral response of Filipino youth towards graphic […]

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Princeton’s University Global Health Program: Research and teaching at the nexus of science, policy and social science

Princeton University’s Global Health Research and Teaching Program is anchored in the philosophy that complex problems demand a comprehensive and integrated approach, in which players from a range of academic and technical areas collaborate to analyze global health problems and explore innovative solutions. Princeton’s Global Health Program generates the scholarship fundamental to health improvements at […]

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New Model of Formative Supervision to Improve Health Outcomes in Ukraine

Swiss-Ukrainian Mother & Child Health Programmes aims to improve the quality of MCH care in Ukraine. One of the tools is formative supervision: regular structured visits to hospitals. The visits are provided by trained team according to developed guideline. The following results are observed: improved clinical skills and practices of personnel, more comfortable, friendly & […]

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MOTHER: A Mobile-Based Voice Health Alert Tool to Create Awareness on Young Child Feeding Habits.

Background: Malnutrition in Children is extensively prevalent in India. Poor feeding practices may lead to the burden of malnutrition, infant and child mortality. Objectives: To create awareness and demand generation in the community on government health services on infant and child feeding practices with the help of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Methods: Centre for Development […]

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Making profession of family doctors attractive for future doctors: Kyrgyzstan

One of the main current healthcare problems is a shortage of family doctors/general practitioners, especially in rural areas. Medical students are not motivated to choose the specialty of family medicine because they find it to be not prestigious. The community also has disrespectful and discriminating feelings about this specialty. The Kyrgyz State Medical Academy has […]

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Making heathcare affordable to poorest communities through acupuncture: India

Barefoot Acupuncturists is a non-profit organisation registered in Belgium and founded by acupuncturist Walter Fischer in 2009. We run acupuncture clinics in slums of Mumbai and villages in Tamil Nadu (south of India), and also train local acupuncturists in order to encourage autonomy. Our services have been developed to give the poorest communities access to […]

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Lessons from the Commercial Sector: How Integration Can Transform Public Health Supply Chains

Successful health programs require an uninterrupted supply of health products provided by a well-designed, well-operated and well maintained supply chain. By applying a new approach to end-to-end integration, adapted from the commercial sector, health managers can ensure that public health supply chains deliver an adequate supply of essential health commodities to the clients who need […]

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Integrating neuro-psychiatric disorders at the level of primary health care centres: Guinea

Mental, neurological, and substance use disorders make a substantial contribution to the global burden of disease. According to the World Health Report 2000 neuropsychiatric disorders (a component of mental health) are the second cause of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), behind the infectious and parasitic diseases. Under the theme “Stop exclusion, Dare to care”, the year […]

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