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Making heathcare affordable to poorest communities through acupuncture: India

Barefoot Acupuncturists is a non-profit organisation registered in Belgium and founded by acupuncturist Walter Fischer in 2009. We run acupuncture clinics in slums of Mumbai and villages in Tamil Nadu (south of India), and also train local acupuncturists in order to encourage autonomy. Our services have been developed to give the poorest communities access to […]

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Sexual Health of Prison Inmates: a neglected component of Integrated Reproductive Health Services in Nigeria.

The ancillary policy for integrating Reproductive Health (RH) into the Primary Health Care (PHC) system in Nigeria aims to achieve a complete state of physical, social and mental well-being of all Nigerians in matters relating to RH. However, the sexual and reproductive health needs of the vulnerable prisons inmates has not been addressed yet. This […]

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The Impact of the Family Health Team (FHT) model on UNRWA PHC clinics: a success story in a resource-limited refugee setting.

The Family Health Team (FHT) approach brought substantive changes to the PHC services provided by UNRWA to Palestine refugees.It improved staff satisfaction and positive working environment for satff with fair distribution of workload. The relationship with the community and clients become stronger. The quality of care and the utilization of resources also improved

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Lessons from the Commercial Sector: How Integration Can Transform Public Health Supply Chains

Successful health programs require an uninterrupted supply of health products provided by a well-designed, well-operated and well maintained supply chain. By applying a new approach to end-to-end integration, adapted from the commercial sector, health managers can ensure that public health supply chains deliver an adequate supply of essential health commodities to the clients who need […]

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Integrating HIV Commodity Supply Chains to Prevent Mother to Child Transmission Scale Up in Nigeria.

Reduction in the rate of mother to child transmission of HIV in Nigeria depends on availability of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and HIV test kits in sufficient quantities at service delivery points. The challenge of multiple storage and distribution channels for HIV commodities, late submission of reports, coupled with low commodity delivery coverage of rural clinics […]

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Barriers for Care and Medicines in Diabetes and Hypertension: A pilot study in Lima-Peru.

The aim of this study is to pilot test the implementation, for the first time in Peru, of World Health Organization manual to identify barriers to access to medicines and care in patients with non-communicable diseases (NCD). As part of an active stakeholder engagement in the process, this study aims to promote a policy response. […]

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Relations and Communication of the Centres for Mental Health with Other Relevant Stakeholders in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Within scope of the Mental Health Project in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) two BIH agencies for safety and quality improvement and accreditation in health care, AKAZ and ASKVA conducted series of training seminars in order to improve the importance, role and visibility of the Centres for Mental Health (CMH) in the health systems, as well […]

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Equity and Local Government: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Brazil has established a nationwide health system (SUS) aimed at ensuring universal access and it has made enormous progress towards this goal over the past two decades. However, a number of studies have shown that certain vulnerable groups often do not have effective access to the services they need. The study analyzes the evolution of […]

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Gap between Individual Perception and Expectations and Services Quality in Health Centres of Tehran, Iran.

Services quality is the determining factor of an organization success in a competitive environment. Evaluation of services is an essential step in health programs improvement. The aim of this study was to Survey Gap between Individual’s Perception and Expectations Related with presented services quality in health Centers of Tehran, Iran by usage of SERVQUAL. This […]

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