Archive | Thematic Tracks

The thematic tracks represents the main theme through which the Geneva Health Forum approaches global health issues. The thematic tracks are the backbone of the Geneva Health Forum content and programme.

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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Certificate Course In Evidence Based Diabetes Management: Capacity Building of Primary Care Physicians in Diabetes Care, India.

CCEBDM is pan India program for the capacity building of primary care physicians in field of diabetes. As the country is becoming the diabetic capital and the lack of trained physicians in this field this program is launched in 2010. An evaluation was done to assess the short impact of the program and it was […]

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Scaling up family medicine and primary health care in Africa.

Increasingly, there is emphasis on the need for scaling up capacity of primary health care. The Primafamed-network (, has formulated at its workshop in November 2012 a statement on human resources for primary health care. They formulated a plan that will lead to 30.000 new family physicians in sub-saharan Africa by 2020. There is an […]

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Family Planning Practice in Unintended Pregnancy: Rural Women in Bangladesh

This article explores how family planning methods has been contributing to unintended pregnancy among the rural women in Bangladesh. The study was a cross-sectional survey of 3,300 women. Findings suggest that among the respondents about 29 percent of the pregnancies were unintended. Analysis was found that those who did not use contraceptive methods before their […]

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Integration and Convergence in the context of National AIDS Program Planning in Resource-constrained Settings.

Using the principles of public health ethics, particulalry resource allocation ethics, this paper conducts a conceptual analysis of Integration and Convergence in the light of National AIDS Program Planning in Resource-constrained Settings. Sustaining and maximizing current achievements equitably in a resource constrained environment is indeed a challenge. Resorting to a fair and legitimate priority setting […]

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Impact of Voucher Scheme: Delivery Care Services in Rural Bangladesh.

This paper examined the impact of the intervention of demand-side financing scheme on utilization of services as well as out-of-pocket expenses incurred by women for availing delivery care services. A quasi-experimental research design was conducted for this study. Findings reveal that there was a significant (p<0.0001) increase in the utilization of delivery care at public […]

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Hospital waste management in Rawalpindi: A threat to urban environmental sustainability.

One of the constraints in hospital waste management in Pakistan is ineffective legislations, improper training about collection, transportation and disposal of waste. In addition, unavailability of appropriate equipment for disposal (incinerators, autoclaves etc.) and insufficient budget to meet the expenses of waste management has led many hospitals to burn their waste in open environment. Lack […]

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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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