10:45 12:15 PS29 THURSDAY, 17 APRIL 2014 ROOM: LEMAN Information and Communication to Promote and Facilitate Health MODERATOR: Prof. L. Suzanne Suggs, PhD, MS, CHES, Senior Assistant Professor of Social Marketing and Head of BeCHANGE Research Group, Institute for Public Communication (ICP), Faculty of Communication Sciences, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland SPEAKERS: Smartphones to Improve […]
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Professor Suggs is an Assistant Professor of Social Marketing and Head of the BeCHANGE Research Group in the Institute for Public Communication, Faculty of Communication Sciences, at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), in Lugano Switzerland. She is also Director of the USI Sustainability Incubator (USI-SINC). She received a BBA in Marketing at University of […]
In response to rising non-communicable disease prevalence and access to medicines challenges for the worst-off, the national government has launched three medicines access programs. Data were collected from informant interviews, site visits, document reviews. These were analyzed by creating first a chronology of events. Then using a health policy framework, strategies and actions used along […]
This pilot project seeks to establish whether the provision of intensive, self and peer management trainings to patients combined with the integration of income generating incentives leads to enhanced diabetes and hypertension control for resource-constrained patients in rural western Kenya. Patients are placed into peer support groups where they receive group care and are trained […]
As cardiovascular disease (CVD) has become a leading cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), this study describes the development and introduction of a model of cardiovascular prevention in the slums of Nairobi by integrating a public health and private sector approach. The model includes community awareness, a home-based screening service, patient and provider incentives […]
The aim of this study was to find out the prevalent risk factors of CVD and the association of Metabolic syndrome (MS) with behavioral risk factors (BRF). A cross sectional study was done among 736 school going adolescents. A Systematic random sampling was done to select the sampling unit. CVD risk factors were assessed by […]
Mental, neurological, and substance use (MNS) disorders are prevalent in all regions of the world and are major contributors to morbidity and premature mortality. The stigma and violations of human rights directed towards people with these disorders compounds the problem.
HIV/AIDS is a pandemic worldwide especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Cameroon had 590,000 persons with HIV/AIDS with some 46,000 deaths / year in 2005*. Social and economic factors have been associated with HIV transmission and morbidity.
Interest in health inequalities has grown in recent years. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines them as health variations that are unnecessary, avoidable and unfair (Whitehead M, Dahall G, 2007).
The basic idea of human rights is construed as the intrinsic dignity and worth of an individual. Dignity and worth of an individual envisages provision of services to an individual such as housing.