Tag Archives | Decision-making

GHF2014 – PL04 – Data and the Knowledge Economy: What is there for Global Health?

17:45 19:15 PL04 WEDNESDAY, 16 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 2 DATA AND THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY: WHAT IS THERE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH? MODERATOR: Dr. Carmelo Bisognano  Head of Strategy, Inartis Foundation, Switzerland TENTATIVE PANEL: Prof. Angela Brand  Professor of Social Medicine & Public Health Genomics Institute for Public Health Genomics (IPHG), Cluster of Genetics & Cell Biology […]

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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 – PS23 – Inclusive Decision Making and Local Health Policy Development

16:00 17:30 PS23 WEDNESDAY, 16 APRIL 2014 ROOM: LEMAN Inclusive Decision Making and Local Health Policy Development MODERATOR: Ms. Monika Christofori-Khadka, Health Advisor, Swiss Red Cross, Switzerland SPEAKERS: Equity and Local Government: Sao Paulo, Brazil Dr. Vera Coelho, Coordinator, Citizenship, Health and Development Group, Brazilian Centre of Analysis and Planning, Brazil Inclusive Decision-Making and Community […]

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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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Administrative Integration of HIV Monitoring And Evaluation: A Case Study From South Africa.

With increasing global focus on integration of vertical programmes within health systems, methods are needed to analyse whether general health service (horizontal) managers at district level exercise administrative authority over disease programmes (administrative integration). This study adapts “decision space” analysis to measure administrative integration of HIV programme monitoring and evaluation (M&E). The study shows that […]

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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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How well do we know the “users” of health interventions? The example of (non-)enrolment in voluntary community-based health insurance schemes in Mali.

For health interventions to be successful, not only the health system needs to be considered, but also the patients understood. However, often in health research these are reduced to their socio-economic status. The present empirical study, focusing on the reasons for (non-) enrolment in voluntary health insurance schemes in rural Mali, expands the analysis of […]

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Cataloguing New York City Legislation Relevant to Chronic Disease Prevention, 2002-2013.

The overall aim of this project is to systematically detail the timing and substance of health-relevant New York City (NYC) policies and initiatives from 2002-2013. This is the initial phase of research proposing to evaluate the effectiveness of these efforts in reducing chronic disease morbidity and mortality rates. Local governments around the United States have […]

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Understanding Policy Development of an NCD Benefit Package: Philippines

There is increasing global attention on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). In the Philippines, the burden of NCDs is growing but government response remains weak. The study is a policy research looking at the development of a new benefit package for non-communicable diseases within the Philippine social health insurance program (Philhealth). We investigated how the interaction between […]

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Inclusive decision-making and community empowerment for health and well-being: The Health Promotion and System Strengthening Project in Tanzania

This presentation aims to show how participatory techniques can be effectively embedded within government health and community development structures to successfully support community action for health and well-being and at the same time contribute to broader positive social change and equitable access to health services. By using participatory techniques and at the same time mainstreaming […]

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