Highlights of the Day Integration from the point of view of health is needed at multiple levels Global: different agendas (Universal Health Coverage, Primary Healthcare, MDGs, post-MDGs, Noncommunicable diseases, etc.) National: political agendas, capacity and financial resources Health system: capacity to respond to political agenda in parallel to responding to the needs of the population […]
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One of the main current healthcare problems is a shortage of family doctors/general practitioners, especially in rural areas. Medical students are not motivated to choose the specialty of family medicine because they find it to be not prestigious. The community also has disrespectful and discriminating feelings about this specialty. The Kyrgyz State Medical Academy has […]
The Tajik government is committed to promoting a family medicine model for Tajikistan. However, recent trends show that family medicine remains an unpopular choice among medical students. The study explores in a cross-sectional survey the perception of students as well as teaching staff on family medicine. Results show that several steps can be taken by […]
This study investigated the self-efficacy of nurses at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in the performance of counselling-related tasks. A Self-efficacy Questionnaire was used to assess the nurses’ self-efficacy in the performance of counselling tasks. The findings revealed that whereas age, experience and additional training in nursing had a significant influence on nurses’ self-efficacy in […]
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 […]
Reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its function. Improvement of the women’s health status requires not only good health services, but also their cooperation.
Better access to healthcare is a global challenge. Increased amounts of funds are allocated nationally and internationally to improve access. Therefore, understanding access at local levels helps to focus the policies and strategies.
India is emerging as a global economic superpower but lags behind many nations in health related MDG indicators. India has a severe shortage of doctors in the public sector and huge public healthcare crisis.
Human Resources for Health advocates were successful in putting the African health workforce issue on the agenda by framing it as a crisis. The notion of ‘crisis’ usually evokes shortages of staff, and as a consequence, solutions are sought predominantly in the realm of increased manpower production and limitation of brain drain.
Unlike many developing nations facing huge shortage of health workforce, Armenians experience poor access to healthcare, although the number of physicians is 38.2 per 10,000 inhabitants compared to the average 24.0 in the United States or 34.0 in France (2005), having much better health indicators.