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GHF2014 – PS29 – Information and Communication to Promote and Facilitate Health

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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Dr. Suzanne Suggs

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 […]

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Analysis of Medicine Entitlement Programs for NCDs in the Philippines.

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 […]

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An Integrated Approach to Management of Diabetes and Hypertension in Western Kenya

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 […]

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Introducing a Model of Cardiovascular Prevention in Slums of Nairobi

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 […]

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Cardiovascular Risk Factors among adolescents of Nepalgunj Municipality in Nepal.

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 […]

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