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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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Community Pharmacists’ Knowledge, Practices and Attitudes towards the Medication Use Review in Qatar

Medication use review (MUR) is a service provision with accredited pharmacist undertaking structured adherence-centered reviews with patients on multiple medications, particularly those receiving medications for long-term conditions. The overall goal of MUR is to maximize an individual patient’s benefit from their medication regimen and prevent drug-related problems. MUR service is not yet established in community […]

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‘Source’ Country Perspectives on the Migration of Highly Trained Health Workers: Findings from Jamaica

Although migration of human resources for health (HRH) is common, the consequences of it for ‘source’ countries are poorly understood, as are the range of strategies implemented to manage these consequences. A study of ‘source’ country perspectives on HRH migration, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, was conducted in India, Jamaica, the Philippines […]

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Understanding the Growing Complexity of Governing Immunization Services in Kerala, India.

This study tries to understand the complex phenomena related to the governance of immunization services in Kerala, India where after basic immunization have reached high coverage in the late 1990s, they started to decline in some of the regions. The study applied system thinking lens and used a qualitative case study approach to explore the […]

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Take a Step for Diabetes

Diabetes is a global epidemic that has traditionally lacked proper attention, a situation the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is working to revert through integrated advocacy and communication efforts. IDF pushed for a UN High-Level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases, held in 2011 and resulted in a Political Declaration on NCD prevention and control, placing diabetes high […]

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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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The Use of Traditional Medicine: A study in Bangladesh.

The present study aimed to examine the determinants of using traditional medicine by different socio-economic groups of people, assess the marketing strategies of providers of traditional medicines, and look at the existing policies to regulate the production, marketing and supply of traditional medicines. Household survey, exit client survey and key informants interview were employed to […]

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Integration of snakebite management in rural Nepal: Challenges and solutions

Snakebite envenoming is one of the most neglected public health problems in poor rural communities living in sub-tropical and tropical regions. In Nepal, proper management of snakebite envenoming relies on rapid access to a health facility where trained staff is able to administer antivenom and provide ventilatory support. Here, we report on an integrated care […]

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Intervention with communication techniques reduces tobacco use in the community: An experience from rural Bangladesh

Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of early deaths occurred and gradually increasing in developing countries like Bangladesh. Bangladesh is on the verge of tobacco epidemic as 16% of total death among the people aged 30 years and above is connected to tobacco use. There are many difficulties to mitigate tobacco menace in […]

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Evaluation of Accredited Social Health Activists in tribal blocks of India

ASHA (meaning Hope in Hindi) is Accredited Social Health Activist working as basic grass root worker of one of the world’s largest healthcare program, NRHM- National Rural Health Mission. Present study was carried out in Bagli block( primarily a tribal block) of Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh (state with highest Infant Mortality Rate= 56 in […]

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