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GHF 2014 – PS01

10:45 12:15 PS01 TUESDAY, 15 APRIL 2014 ROOM: MOTTA Public Hospitals Can Innovate Too! MODERATORS: Prof. Louis Loutan Former head of the division of International and Humanitarian Medicine at the Geneva University Hospitals Prof. Didier Pittet Head of the infection control unit and president of the commission on innovation at the Geneva university Hospitals SPEAKERS: […]

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GHF2014 – PS27 – Health as an Indicator of Sustainable Development: How Health Can Contribute to and Benefit from Sustainable Policies

10:45 12:15 PS27 THURSDAY, 17 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 13 Health as an Indicator of Sustainable Development: How Health Can Contribute to and Benefit from Sustainable Policies MODERATORS: Dr. Carlos Dora Department of Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization, Switzerland SPEAKERS: Prof. Ilona Kickbush Director, Global Health Programme, The Graduate Institute of International and Development […]

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GHF2014 – PS17 – Antimicrobial Resistance: A Global Health Challenge. What Are the Integrated Solutions?

10:45 12:15 PS17 WEDNESDAY, 16 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 4 Antimicrobial Resistance: A Global Health Challenge. What Are the Integrated Solutions? MODERATOR: Prof. Didier Pittet Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland SPEAKERS: Dr. Benedetta Allegranzi Service Delivery and safety department, WHO, Switzerland Dr. Dominique Monnet Senior Expert & Head […]

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Dr Rifat Atun

Dr Rifat Atun is Professor of Global Health Systems at Harvard University, where he is the Director of Global Health Systems Cluster at Harvard University’s School of Public Health. In 2006-13, Dr Atun was Professor of International Health Management and Head of the Health Management Group at Imperial College London. He is an Honorary Professor […]

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Causes, determinants, andtrends in maternal mortality among Palestine refugees during 2000-2010

Despite the hardship socioeconomic status, the patern of Maternal mortality among palestine refugee population is similar to that among stable midle income countries, A shift was observed during the last decade from causes related to poor obstetric care such as hemorrage and infection to thromboemblic diseases.

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Risk Factors and Practices contributing to Newborn Sepsis in Buyende District, Uganda.

This was a facility based cross sectional study in Kidera sub-county, Buyende district, Uganda.It aimed at identifying potential risk factors and describing practices contributing to newborn sepsis in Buyende district in order to make recommendations that will influence behaviour change at community level. 174 newborns participated. 21.8% were laboratory confirmed to have sepsis. The main […]

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Modelling potential distribution of current and future malaria in Tanzania: An Ecological Niche framework

Malaria is endemic in most parts of Tanzania and remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality both in rural and urban areas. Ecological niche modelling (ENM) has been considered a useful tool to assess the potential geographical distribution of various species. The application of such tool is very limited in predicting the potential distribution […]

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Operation ASHA - Fighting Tuberculosis Worldwide

Using Technology and Community Empowerment to Treat Tuberculosis.

TB is has been declared a health emergency by WHO. Over 9 million people are newly infected with TB and 1.4 million die annually. Incomplete TB treatment has led to an alarming rise in DR-TB (Drug Resistant TB), a man-made epidemic. MDR-TB (Multi Drug-Resistant TB), if not fully treated, leads to the dreaded XDR-TB (Extremely […]

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Would you Terminate a Pregnancy Affected by Sickle Cell Disease? Views of Doctors, Parents and Patients in Cameroon.

We studied views of 110 doctors, 130 parents with one living child with SCD, and 89 adults patients suffering from SCD, regarding prenatal genetic diagnosis and termination of a SCD-affected pregnancy. The majority accepted the principle of prenatal genetic diagnosis for SCD (78.7%, 89.8% and 89.2%). The majority of parents accepted the principle of termination […]

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