Ensuring the protection of persons who participate in research, especially in clinical drug trials, and promoting the highest ethical standards for research involving humans is the responsibility of many actors who participate in international collaborative research.
The KFPE (The Commission for Research Partnership with Developing Countries) is dedicated to promoting research partnerships with developing and transition countries. In this way, it wishes to contribute to sustainable development.
Effective control of malaria in Africa faces many challenges and bottlenecks. The dramatic increase in financial resources for malaria control provided by recent Global Health Initiatives and new partnerships for financing at country level have improved the prospects of having sufficient commodities for malaria prevention (long-lasting insecticidal nets, insecticides for indoor residual spraying) and treatment […]
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.