The NCD Alliance proposes a vertical disease-oriented approach in order to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs). A fundamental paradigm-shift is needed from problem-oriented to goal-oriented care, and this requires a comprehensive integrated and interdisciplinary approach at the primary health care level.
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One of the main challenges of rural health care in developing countries is to provide quality health service, which is sustainable. A community based health insurance program, backed up by a not-for-profit rural health partnership (with a tertiary level university hospital), coupled with strong public health program and support for livelihoods (e.g., through microfinance) can […]
So far no definition of health has been generally accepted. The Meikirch Model (MM, www.psim.ch) is new definition that supports an understanding of health on the basis of six explicit criteria. It is expected to assist individuals and societies to assume responsibility for health.
Many non-poor households fall eventually into poverty when chronic disease is prematurely bringing down a breadwinner. Here is an initiative in Cambodia that remedies market failure with responsive services at price levels 3 to 5 times below the prevalent market. It creates networks of peer educators (patients themselves) to help screen and support patients in […]