The poor state of children’s health was identified as a major cause of the poor education achieve-Lents by the Ministry of Education in Uganda. In 1999, a baseline survey in the schools in Kinkizi district identified several health problems, including vision problems: 27 percent of the students had conjunctivitis; 23 percent ad trachoma; and 12.31 […]
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Rational use of medicine requires that patients receive quality efficacious medicines appropriate to their needs, in doses that meet their individual requirements, for the adequate period of time and at the lowest cost to them and to the community.
In 2010, NHS Newham in the United Kingdom, implemented a pilot for Point-of-care (PoCT) testing for HIV pharmacies situated in the East London borough of Newham. The aim has been to increase the availability of services for HIV testing beyond traditional clinical care settings. This paper outlines the practical experience of implementing Point-of-Care testing for […]
Rural health centers are primary care facilities, some of them are designated as TB control centers in addition to routine services, which provide preventive and curative TB service to a community.
The increasing epidemiological challenge in rural communities in Nigeria is a threat to public health. Poor environmental management and the inability of government to improve on the socio-economic conditions of the citizens have worsened the health conditions of rural dwellers.
Child health outcomes in the poor communities are largely affected by the non-availability and non-affordability of essential medicines. We examined the shelf-availability of medicines for children under-5 years of age at a rural health center, conducted focus group discussions with the mothers and interviewed health care providers of the area to study the phenomenon.
In Cameroon as in other countries, tuberculosis is no longer only a public health problem but a genuine problem of development. Poverty and the increasing prevalence of the HIV infection amongst the populations have greatly exacerbated the scourge.
HIV-related stigma is a barrier in ensuring proper care of people living with HIV in Kerala, India. Kerala State AIDS Control Society together with EngenderHealth International piloted a rights-based intervention among health care providers in select public and private institutions.