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Learning from evidence: Advice-seeking behaviour among Primary Health Care physicians in Pakistan.

Access to information is critical for creating and maintaining high performing Primary Health Care (PHC) systems. Among multiple sources of information, advice-seeking from humans posses a significant importance for the physicians in their clinical settings because they are looking for readily available answers to their questions. We used Tuberculosis and measles as a lens for […]

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Exploring Primary Care: System Dynamics in USA and Romania.

Policy-makers are better able to identify and implement effective health system strengthening (HSS) efforts when they have an accurate understanding of the dynamic, emergent behavior of the system they are attempting to strengthen. Achieving such an understanding is difficult. Yet, without it, decisions can easily result in unintended consequences or policy resistance. This paper describes […]

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Immunization status of young people attending a youth clinic in Geneva, Switzerland

This study aims to describe immunization status at first visit in a collective of young people coming to an academic youth clinic. Results confirm our hypothesis that many young immigrants have had adequate childhood vaccination especially for tetanus but missing Hepatitis B and HPV. Collaboration of nurses between nurses in youth clinic and school health […]

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Case Management in Mental Health Settings in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Within scope of the Mental Health Project in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) the Case Management in Mental Health was introduced across the country with aim to improve the quality of provided care focusing on improving access to a range of complementary health, social, educational and other public services for service users with severe mental health […]

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Dual practice in Uganda: the evolution and management of a complex phenomenon.

Dual practice is widespread in developing countries, yet it is seldom accounted for in health workforce policies. A systems lens guided the development of a qualitative research design to describe how dual practice evolved and how it is currently managed in urban Uganda. We found that dual practice is deeply embedded in the Ugandan health […]

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The ESTHER European Alliance: a decade of hospital partnerships assessed

To evaluate a decade of activities, better define the current environment and its future, the ESTHER European Alliance, an initiative based on hospital/institutional partnerships with low resources countries, requested an external, qualitative assessment. Results showed that added value of these partnerships and of the EEA were well perceived. EEA seems in line with the current […]

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Administrative Integration of HIV Monitoring And Evaluation: A Case Study From South Africa.

With increasing global focus on integration of vertical programmes within health systems, methods are needed to analyse whether general health service (horizontal) managers at district level exercise administrative authority over disease programmes (administrative integration). This study adapts “decision space” analysis to measure administrative integration of HIV programme monitoring and evaluation (M&E). The study shows that […]

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Variation in Dietary Intake and Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia in Indian women: Findings from the National Family Health Survey.

Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia is responsible for upwards of 20% of maternal morbidity and mortality in developing countries. We examine the relationship between food intake and symptoms of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia among Indian women aged 15-49 (n=39,657) for the most recent live birth in the five years preceding the National Family Health Survey-3 (2005-06). Daily consumption of milk, […]

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Towards  The Elimination Of  New Paediatric  HIV  Infections

Towards The Elimination Of New Pediatric HIV Infections.

In 2009,UNAIDS called for the virtual elimination of Mother to Child Transmission and in 2011,the Global Plan started and it covers all low and middle-income countries, but focuses on the 22 countries with the highest estimated numbers of pregnant women living with HIV.The data used were obtainedfrom 2012 progress reports submitted by countries to UNAIDS […]

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