Home Management of Malaria is a strategy that aims at improving access to antimalarial treatment by making effective, pre-packaged medicines available close to the homes through trained community-based providers backed up by a communication strategy for behaviour change.
Despite considerable efforts during the last millennium to eradicate or control malaria, it is still one of the most prevalent and devastating diseases in the tropics. This pervasive situation is compounded by the widespread parasite resistance to affordable medicines (chloroquine (CQ), sulphadoxinepyrimethamine (SP) and amodiaquine (AQ).
Vector control has been the mainstay of malaria control for many decades and it has allowed to eliminate malaria transmission in much of the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, however, vector control on a large scale has been the exception rather than the rule.
Explain how Gender-Based Analysis (GBA) helped the transformation of the Women’s Hospital in Costa Rica through the implementation of the Women’s Health Integral Attention Model Process developed since 1999.
Gender is a cross-cutting issue that determines the health and lives of women and men in different ways and at different levels. The health of the majority of women, in particular their reproductive health, is impacted by the role and status attributed to them by the society in which they live.
Poverty and health issues are mutually correlated. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) aim at achieving a dramatic reduction in poverty and a marked improvement in the health status of the poor by 2015. The majority of poor people across the world are not able to afford quality healthcare services.
Recognising the inevitability of unsafe outcomes due to high-risk processes in hospitals, this presentation introduces the concept of the Wedge Model for improving access to safe healthcare.
In this presentation you will learn of one family’s experience with two serious medical system failures and hear about the creation of national and international consumer-led initiatives dedicated to consumer involvement.
Ensuring the safety of patient care is a signifi cant challenge for all health services around the world, whether situated in developed or developing countries.
Although this question seems simple in itself, it raises the issue of political will, which is more important than the issue of material means, as money and sophisticated technology alone cannot respond to the challenge.