Mexico´s way towards Universal Health Coverage: Are the Mexican poor still put at a disadvantage in health care utilization?
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Maternal and child health programs are yet to achieve desired impact on the obstetric and newborn care services utilization from institution in Bangladesh. This paper explains whether subsidizing out of pocket cost for women promote utilization of institutional obstetrics and newborn care or not. Coupon was provided to poor pregnant women and a mother of […]
Irregular migration in the form of human smuggling and human trafficking is recognized as a global public health issue. Beyond the criminality and human rights abuse, irregular migration plays an important, but often forgotten, pathway for malaria re-introduction. We describe 32 cases of Plasmodium falciparum that were detected in 534 irregular migrants returning to Sri […]
Breast cancer being the most prevalent cancer in women, a screening program has been developed in the canton of Geneva since 1999. The University Hospital’s CAMSCO service (Consultation ambulatoire mobile de soins Communautaires) is devoted to people living in precarious conditions without health insurance, mainly undocumented migrants and women working in the domestic’s fields, some […]
Right to healthcare exists but the actual access conditions do not allow the most vulnerable to exercise it.The people who benefit from the NGO structures are a majority of undocumented migrants (asylum seekers, NEM, dedoutés) but also Swiss who can not or do not know how to gain access to healthcare.
We conducted 67 interviews with patients coming mainly from Bolivia, Brazil and Ecuador. The participants were mostly middle-aged women, who migrated for economic reasons to Geneva and were employed in domestic work.
Assessment after two years showed 76.53% increase in institutional deliveries, 74.95% rise in immunization of tetanus toxoid amongst pregnant women, artificial feeding which was 19% before the interventions reduced to 5.15%, hand washing by soap increased to 34.665 from 18.1%.
Despite the enormous obstacles to building a health system in Afghanistan, past projects and current work demonstrate the spirit of the Afghan people to unite around the issue of access to health care.
Health care delivery in post conflict countries faces many challenges. Discussion on how best to tackle high mortality rates and weak health systems is ongoing. There are important differences in opinion what approach yields best results in terms of improved health status and restarting of essential health services.
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, several of the newly independent republics, such as Tajikistan, had to rebuild shattered economies and to establish new polices and institutions.