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GHF2014 – PS25 – Raising Awareness and Promoting Healthy Lifestyles: the Proof is in the Pudding

16:00 17:30 PS25 WEDNESDAY, 16 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 13 Raising Awareness and Promoting Healthy Lifestyles: the Proof is in the Pudding MODERATOR: Dr. Sunoor Verma Executive Director, Geneva Health Forum, Switzerland SPEAKERS: FitNation/SémioFormation: Signs of Bikes for Public Health Mr. Rick Bell Executive Director, American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, Center for Architecture, United […]

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GHF2014 – PS09 – Assessing the Impact of Healthcare Institutional Partnerships

14:00 15:30 PS09 TUESDAY, 15 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 18 Assessing the Impact of Healthcare Institutional Partnerships MODERATOR: Dr. Shams B. Syed, Program Manager, African Partnerships for Patient Safety (APPS), Global Partnerships Lead, WHO Service Delivery & Safety (SDS), Switzerland SPEAKERS: The ESTHER European Alliance: a decade of hospital partnerships assessed Dr. Nathalie Mezger Medical senior […]

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Exploring Primary Care: System Dynamics in USA and Romania.

Policy-makers are better able to identify and implement effective health system strengthening (HSS) efforts when they have an accurate understanding of the dynamic, emergent behavior of the system they are attempting to strengthen. Achieving such an understanding is difficult. Yet, without it, decisions can easily result in unintended consequences or policy resistance. This paper describes […]

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Variation in Dietary Intake and Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia in Indian women: Findings from the National Family Health Survey.

Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia is responsible for upwards of 20% of maternal morbidity and mortality in developing countries. We examine the relationship between food intake and symptoms of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia among Indian women aged 15-49 (n=39,657) for the most recent live birth in the five years preceding the National Family Health Survey-3 (2005-06). Daily consumption of milk, […]

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Certificate Course In Evidence Based Diabetes Management: Capacity Building of Primary Care Physicians in Diabetes Care, India.

CCEBDM is pan India program for the capacity building of primary care physicians in field of diabetes. As the country is becoming the diabetic capital and the lack of trained physicians in this field this program is launched in 2010. An evaluation was done to assess the short impact of the program and it was […]

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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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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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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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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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Nicotine Patch Dispensing Behaviour of Pharmacists in Drugstores: Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Community pharmacists in Chiang Mai, Thailand had a good knowledge but extremely sub-optimal dispensing behaviors of nicotine patch, especially advising specific usage instructions of nicotine patch and assessing nicotine dependence and willingness to quit of smokers. This information will be useful for guiding and raising the awareness of community pharmacists in dispensing nicotine patch and […]

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