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Performance of Community Health Workers in Community Case Management: Uganda.

Integrated community case management is a key child survival strategy in resource poor settings. There is paucity of data on performance of community health workers and how this performance can be assessed. We report on a study that assessed the performance of community health workers using case various vignettes.

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Inclusive decision-making and community empowerment for health and well-being: The Health Promotion and System Strengthening Project in Tanzania

This presentation aims to show how participatory techniques can be effectively embedded within government health and community development structures to successfully support community action for health and well-being and at the same time contribute to broader positive social change and equitable access to health services. By using participatory techniques and at the same time mainstreaming […]

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Knowledge and Access to Health by Tuberculosis Patients in India.

India is one among the 22 highest TB burden countries contributing a large proportion of the global TB cases so,to increase awareness on the issue of TB,India’s RNTCP uses several forms of media to communicate TB related information with the general population. As part of Project Akshya, a baseline Knowledge,Attitude and Practices(KAP) study was conducted […]

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Strengthening health systems to achieve access to essential medicines

This presentation aims to generate debate on issues affecting access to medicines in low- and middle income countries, discuss how they can be tackled through a coordinated health system response by proposing simple and actionable recommendations and to encourage participants to share their own countries’ experience.

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Improving governance and local level planning through community mobilisation: lessons learnt from Bangladesh

Poor governance in the health sector is negatively influencing service delivery mechanism in Bangladesh, which in turn results in low utilization of public facilities. Though the principle of strengthening effectiveness and accountability of service provision through ‘participation’ has been introduced in the recently created Community Clinics and the associated Community Groups (CG) in rural Bangladesh, […]

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Improving Global Health by Leveraging Corporate Value Chains.

NAYA JEEVAN collaborates with MNCs such as UNILEVER to cascade its “global health plan for the marginalized” up and down their Corporate Value Chain (CVCs), enrolling low-income stakeholders (suppliers, distributors, micro-retailers, informal domestic workers such as maids, drivers, etc) in a market-based retail incentive/loyalty program that can potentially serve the needs of 660 million lives […]

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GRIP’s Pentagonal Framework for a Global Change in Antibiotic Resistance.

Antibiotic resistance has become a critical health issue on a global scale, with much of the problem resulting from inappropriate use of antibiotics in primary care. To change this practice, the Global Respiratory Infection Partnership (GRIP) has formulated a pentagonal (5 P) framework for the non-antibiotic management of upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) to promote […]

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Social media in health information and communication: a content analysis of Facebook groups related to hypertension.

Studies on the utilisation of social media sites for health related information and communication are still limited. We conducted a content analysis of the Facebook groups related to hypertension by searching Facebook ( We identified 187 hypertension-related Facebook groups containing a total of 8,966 members. Majority of the groups were formed to create awareness regarding […]

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Identifying and addressing structural quality gaps in primary health care in Tanzania

The abstract presents the findings from assessments using an electronic Tool to Improve Quality of Health Care (e-TIQH) within regular supportive supervision of primary health care facilities in Tanzania. The e-TIQH uses a comprehensive approach in assessing the quality of primary healthcare provision at facility level, disseminating the results, and using the results for evidence-based […]

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Advocacy, Communication, Superior Outcomes: A Global Model of Nursing Service Excellence

In the United States, Australia, Singapore, Lebanon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, chief nurses, nurses, hospital administrators, and other health care providers have developed innovations that support better patient outcomes through the implementation of a global model of nursing service excellence. This model incorporates high standards for nursing leadership; structural empowerment of nurses, exemplary […]

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