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Geneva Health Forum 2014 – Conclusions of Day 1

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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Making profession of family doctors attractive for future doctors: Kyrgyzstan

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 […]

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The perception of Family Medicine by Medical Student and Clinical Teaching Staff: Tajikistan

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 […]

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Self-Efficacy of Nurses in the Performance of Counselling-Related Tasks: Eldoret, Kenya.

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 […]

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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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