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GHF2014 – PL05 – Integrating Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability

08:45 10:15 PL05 THURSDAY, 17 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 2 INTEGRATING HEALTH, WELLBEING AND SUSTAINABILITY MODERATOR: Dr. Carlos Dora Department of Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization, Switzerland PANEL: H.E. Ambassador Michael Gerber  Ambassador and Special Representative for Global Sustainable Development Post-2015, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Switzerland Mrs. Pam Warhurst  Founder and […]

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GHF2014 – PS16 – Unpacking Health Systems Through System Thinking

10:45 12:15 PS16 WEDNESDAY, 16 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 3 Unpacking Health Systems Through System Thinking MODERATOR: Dr. Taghreed Adam, MD, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (HSR), Health Systems and Innovation (HIS), World Health Organization, Switzerland SPEAKERS: Evaluating Systems-Thinking for District Managers : Ghana Ms. Aku Kwamie, Researcher, Health Policy, Planning and Management, University […]

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Open Health Information Exchange

Best Practices for Building an Integrated National Health Information System: Rwanda.

The Rwanda Health Information Exchange (RHIE) is among the world’s first efforts to establish an integrated national health information system in a low-resource setting. Global decision-makers and implementers can benefit from both RHIE’s open source tools and knowledge of leading and managing innovation for integration. This study assesses best practices in the design, development, and […]

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Health as an indicator of sustainable development: How health can contribute to and benefit from sustainable policies.

This study highlights how health can be a cross-sectoral indicator for the proposed 2015 sustainable development goals. The impacts of environmental changes on human wellbeing have been clearly established but insufficient work has been done to show how sustainable policies can also benefit health. This study recommends health indicators that can be used to measure […]

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Modelling potential distribution of current and future malaria in Tanzania: An Ecological Niche framework

Malaria is endemic in most parts of Tanzania and remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality both in rural and urban areas. Ecological niche modelling (ENM) has been considered a useful tool to assess the potential geographical distribution of various species. The application of such tool is very limited in predicting the potential distribution […]

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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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First Author visiting home in village along with ASHA to test her training skills

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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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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Health governance in Ethiopia: Does systems theory strengthen district health planning and procedural fairness?

Building strong health systems in resource-poor settings involves strengthening good governance. This study explores the ability of a new district-health planning strategy in Ethiopia to strengthen procedural fairness and district-level capacity, while further reflecting on the systemic features that act as barriers and facilitators in this process. Results explore various dimensions of the district-health planning […]

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Maternal Health Workforce  in Vietnamese Health Communes

Maternal Health Workforce Management in Vietnamese Health Communes

As part of a study into the governance of health workforce in Vietnam, this study examined the impact of staff qualifications, training opportunities and other factors on reported ability to perform Essential Obstetric Care services (EOCs) in two provinces. While qualifications and training were the most important factors, national and district policies such as which […]

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