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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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GHF2014 – PS18 – Improving Health Information Systems for Better Decision Making

10:45 12:15 PS18 WEDNESDAY, 16 APRIL 2014 ROOM: LEMAN Improving Health Information Systems for Better Decision Making MODERATOR: Mr. Hazim Timimi Data Manager, Tuberculosis Monitoring and Evaluation, World Health OrganizationSwitzerland SPEAKERS: Best Practices for Building an Integrated National Health Information System: Rwanda Dr. Caricia Catalani Senior Researcher, Innovative Support to Emergency, Disease, & Disaster (InSTEDD) […]

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The ESTHER European Alliance: a decade of hospital partnerships assessed

To evaluate a decade of activities, better define the current environment and its future, the ESTHER European Alliance, an initiative based on hospital/institutional partnerships with low resources countries, requested an external, qualitative assessment. Results showed that added value of these partnerships and of the EEA were well perceived. EEA seems in line with the current […]

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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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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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Protecting the Health of International Labor Migrants through Intersectoral Action from a Source Country Perspective: The Philippines

This source-country perspective study examines how intersectoral action can be harnessed to protect the health of international labor migrants. With nearly 10% of its citizens living overseas, the Philippines, with its decades-long history of institutionalized labor migration, has established structures and processes that ensure migrants’ rights and welfare. While best practices exist, there is enough […]

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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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Integrating HIV Commodity Supply Chains to Prevent Mother to Child Transmission Scale Up in Nigeria.

Reduction in the rate of mother to child transmission of HIV in Nigeria depends on availability of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and HIV test kits in sufficient quantities at service delivery points. The challenge of multiple storage and distribution channels for HIV commodities, late submission of reports, coupled with low commodity delivery coverage of rural clinics […]

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South-South Cooperation for Strengthening Health Systems in Developing Countries

With changes in the global political environment and the development of a new economic order ushered by the growing forces of globalization, and the recognition of substantial progress in some developing countries, it was becoming apparent that there is potential for cooperation among countries with common socioeconomic and political background.

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Promoting Population Health through Voluntary Health Professional Alliances: The Medicine and Public Health Initiative (MPHI)

The Medicine and Public Health Medicine Initiative (MPHI) provides practical experience in building an organization to better effect such changes by providing voluntary professional and institutional participation in action oriented programmes. MPHI is structured around the continuum of the framework of population health improvement.

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