Tag Archives | Empowerment

GHF2014 – PS28 – Patient-Centric Technology: Innovation for Health

10:45 12:15 PS28 THURSDAY, 17 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 15 Patient-Centric Technology: Innovation for Health MODERATOR: Mr. Hani Eskandar ICT Applications Coordinator, ICT Applications and Cybersecurity Division,  Telecommunication Development Bureau of ITU, Switzerland SPEAKERS (tentative): Dr. Oliver Harrison Senior Vice President, Healthways International; Consultant to WHO on mHealth for tackling Non-Communicable Diseases, Switzerland Mr. Andrés Martin […]

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GHF2014 – LS02 – Evidence Informed Decision Making in Achieving UHC: the Role of Macro HTA

12:15 13:45 LS02 TUESDAY, 15 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 3 LUNCH SESSION Evidence Informed Decision Making in Achieving UHC: the Role of Macro HTA SPEAKERS: Dr. Nick Drager Honorary Professor, Senior Fellow, Global Health Programme, The Graduate Institute, Geneva Mr. Adrian Griffin Vice President, HTA Policy, Johnson & Johnson Dr. Franz Pichler Director, Global Public Policy, […]

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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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GHF2014 – PS20 – Harnessing ICTs to Improve Tuberculosis Control

10:45 12:15 PS20 WEDNESDAY, 16 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 16 Harnessing ICTs to Improve Tuberculosis Control MODERATOR: Dr. Lucicia Ditiu Executive Secretary, Stop TB Partnership, World Health Organization, Switzerland SPEAKERS: Communications Platform for Tuberculosos to Supplement Mainstream Media: India Ms. Barathi Ghanashyam Founder Editor, Journalists against TB, India mTB by Front Line Workers in a Tribal […]

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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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Strengthening the competencies and skills of nurses in mental health: Experiences from Bosnia and Herzegovina

The mental health reform in BH was launched in 1996 focusing on community-based care and so far made significant progress through the development of a large network of community mental health centers. In the centers operate multidisciplinary teams, within which nurses are the largest and least skilled professional categories, with the highest fluctuation rate within […]

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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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Strengthening Health Systems and Democracy through the Empowerment of Rural Indigenous People in Guatemala

Based on both human rights and health systems frameworks, a coalition of CSOs have been implementing a participatory approach to empower rural indigenous citizens to monitor public policies and health care services, demand actions to improve equitable resource allocation and a shift on power relation at municipal level. The premise of this work is that […]

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Limitations of Health Promotion Mechanisms: Pakistan

To improve the maternal and child health indicators Pakistan government initiated the Lady Health Workers Programme in 1994. This study aims to investigate the role of the programme mechanisms in promoting health and empowering people. The research was conducted in a purposively selected village of districts Thatta, Rajanpur and Ghizer. Qualitative methods were used to […]

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Integrating health promotion to improve maternal and newborn health in El Salvador

Women and newborns in El Salvador continue to face elevated risks related to pregnancy and birth. Historically, Ministry of Health (MoH) has focused primarily on strengthening the health services while neglecting the critical role that women, men, families and communities play in improving maternal and newborn health (MNH). Our project integrates a Health Promotion component […]

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