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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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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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Performance of Community Health Workers in Community Case Management: Uganda

Integrated community case management is key child survival strategy in resource poor settings. There is paucity of data on performance of community health workers in this strategy and how this performance can be measured. We report on a study that evaluated the performance of community health workers using case vignettes. Overall community health workers perform […]

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The Woodrow Wilson School's Center for Health and Wellbeing - Princeton University

Princeton’s University Global Health Program: Research and teaching at the nexus of science, policy and social science

Princeton University’s Global Health Research and Teaching Program is anchored in the philosophy that complex problems demand a comprehensive and integrated approach, in which players from a range of academic and technical areas collaborate to analyze global health problems and explore innovative solutions. Princeton’s Global Health Program generates the scholarship fundamental to health improvements at […]

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Why Educational Interventions Fail in Changing Treatment Practices in Rural Hospitals: Evidence from Sri Lanka.

Non-adherence to education interventions is a barrier in improving hospital treatment. This qualitative exploration reveals that education interventions are capable of improving knowledge, but success of the intervention in rural hospitals depends on social dynamics of hospital and influence from the community. In these hospitals, introducing new practices was easier than changing established practices. Treatments […]

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Integrating neuro-psychiatric disorders at the level of primary health care centres: Guinea

Mental, neurological, and substance use disorders make a substantial contribution to the global burden of disease. According to the World Health Report 2000 neuropsychiatric disorders (a component of mental health) are the second cause of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), behind the infectious and parasitic diseases. Under the theme “Stop exclusion, Dare to care”, the year […]

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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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Integrating artistic programs in diabetes education and self management in Madagascar.

The Malagasy perception of diabetes is negative. Patient with diabetes often do not accept their treatment and their family members reject them. Heath caregivers need to be closer to patients and to promote a good collaboration with them. Our Diabetic Association has organized up to 12 painting workshops from 2010 to 2013 with 141 patients. […]

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Patient Age, Sex, Education and Income level determine Mobile Phone use in HIV Care.

Despite years of goal making and action taking, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) remains a major global health issue. Challenges include: retaining patients in care and optimising adherence to Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART). Mobile phones are one possible solution to these challenges. The main aim of our study was to identify patient demographic groups least likely to […]

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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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