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Strengthening the competencies and skills of nurses in mental health: Experiences from Bosnia and Herzegovina

The mental health reform in BH was launched in 1996 focusing on community-based care and so far made significant progress through the development of a large network of community mental health centers. In the centers operate multidisciplinary teams, within which nurses are the largest and least skilled professional categories, with the highest fluctuation rate within […]

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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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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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Securing WHO FCTC Article 11 Compliance Through Legislative Advocacy: the Philippines

Under the WHO FCTC, the Philippines obligated itself to require effective health warnings on cigarette packs by 2008. That deadline has long passed. Thus, HealthJustice Philippines (HJ) and Social Weather Stations (SWS) conducted a nationwide survey entitled “Usage and Attitudes of Filipino Youth Towards Tobacco” to gauge the behavioral response of Filipino youth towards graphic […]

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‘Source’ Country Perspectives on the Migration of Highly Trained Health Workers: Findings from Jamaica

Although migration of human resources for health (HRH) is common, the consequences of it for ‘source’ countries are poorly understood, as are the range of strategies implemented to manage these consequences. A study of ‘source’ country perspectives on HRH migration, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, was conducted in India, Jamaica, the Philippines […]

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Understanding the Growing Complexity of Governing Immunization Services in Kerala, India.

This study tries to understand the complex phenomena related to the governance of immunization services in Kerala, India where after basic immunization have reached high coverage in the late 1990s, they started to decline in some of the regions. The study applied system thinking lens and used a qualitative case study approach to explore the […]

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Take a Step for Diabetes

Diabetes is a global epidemic that has traditionally lacked proper attention, a situation the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is working to revert through integrated advocacy and communication efforts. IDF pushed for a UN High-Level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases, held in 2011 and resulted in a Political Declaration on NCD prevention and control, placing diabetes high […]

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MOTHER: A Mobile-Based Voice Health Alert Tool to Create Awareness on Young Child Feeding Habits.

Background: Malnutrition in Children is extensively prevalent in India. Poor feeding practices may lead to the burden of malnutrition, infant and child mortality. Objectives: To create awareness and demand generation in the community on government health services on infant and child feeding practices with the help of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Methods: Centre for Development […]

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Understanding Policy Development of an NCD Benefit Package: Philippines

There is increasing global attention on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). In the Philippines, the burden of NCDs is growing but government response remains weak. The study is a policy research looking at the development of a new benefit package for non-communicable diseases within the Philippine social health insurance program (Philhealth). We investigated how the interaction between […]

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The Use of Traditional Medicine: A study in Bangladesh.

The present study aimed to examine the determinants of using traditional medicine by different socio-economic groups of people, assess the marketing strategies of providers of traditional medicines, and look at the existing policies to regulate the production, marketing and supply of traditional medicines. Household survey, exit client survey and key informants interview were employed to […]

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