Recurrence of cardiovascular events and mortality remain high after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), but despite guidelines recommending pharmacologic and lifestyle interventions, up to 30% of patients stop their treatment either partially or totally early with a significant increase in one year mortality. The ELIPS programme is a Geneva driven Swiss multicentric project to improve […]
Face to the burden of non-communicable chronic diseases efficient and feasible actions devoted to prevention and education are urgently needed.The development project of the learning nests aims to allow the implementation of preventive and educative actions for adults with high risk of cardiovascular diseases. The action is based on complete sets of educational material for […]
An organization run for youth by youth, AYUDA’s work is based on the idea that youth can be agents of change in diabetes communities, where a lack of education is as dangerous as a lack of insulin. The NGO has established an international volunteer program that mobilizes individuals (many of whom have diabetes themselves) – […]
Sub-Saharan Africa is particularly concerned by Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) for which curative treatment doesn’t exist. This disease is responsible of a mortality rate higher than 20% for pregnant women and higher than 50% for children under 5 years old.
The Chronic Disease Prevention Research Center in Sousse, Tunisia is implementing a school based intervention to prevent tobacco use among schoolchildren. Through a quasi-experimental study including a control and an intervention group, the project trains school leaders in mobilizing the entire school community around the goal of fostering a healthy school culture. This intervention is […]
Mali, one of the poorest countries in the world, has a diabetes prevalence of 3.3%. This condition is already in this country, a major cause of death, the leading cause of blindness, and of 60% of non-traumatic amputations.
Many non-poor households fall eventually into poverty when chronic disease is prematurely bringing down a breadwinner. Here is an initiative in Cambodia that remedies market failure with responsive services at price levels 3 to 5 times below the prevalent market. It creates networks of peer educators (patients themselves) to help screen and support patients in […]
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.
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.