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GHF2014 – PS03 – Primary Health Care Reforms and Family Medicine

10:45 12:15 PS03 TUESDAY, 15 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 15 Primary Health Care Reforms and Family Medicine MODERATOR: Prof. Jan De Maeseneer Head of the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care of Ghent University, Belgium SPEAKERS: Identifying and Addressing Structural Quality Gaps in Primary Health Care in Tanzania Dr. Dominick Mboya Research Scientist, Research […]

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Recep Akdag

Recep Akdag Minister of Health of Turkey 2002 – 2013 Recep Akdag was born in Erzurum, Turkey in 1960. As a pediatrician, he has been holding a professor title from the Ataturk University School of Medicine since 1999. During his career as a medical specialist and academician, he had been involved in a number of […]

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Dr. Suzanne Suggs

Professor Suggs is an Assistant Professor of Social Marketing and Head of the BeCHANGE Research Group in the Institute for Public Communication, Faculty of Communication Sciences, at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), in Lugano Switzerland. She is also Director of the USI Sustainability Incubator (USI-SINC). She received a BBA in Marketing at University of […]

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Securing WHO FCTC Article 11 Compliance Through Legislative Advocacy: the Philippines

Under the WHO FCTC, the Philippines obligated itself to require effective health warnings on cigarette packs by 2008. That deadline has long passed. Thus, HealthJustice Philippines (HJ) and Social Weather Stations (SWS) conducted a nationwide survey entitled “Usage and Attitudes of Filipino Youth Towards Tobacco” to gauge the behavioral response of Filipino youth towards graphic […]

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Chronic disease risk factor and physical activity patterns: Findings from Sri Lanka

There is a tremendous increase in the chronic diseases worldwide. A similar pattern is observed in Sri Lanka. Physical inactivity contributes to 6% of deaths globally and is identified as the fourth leading risk factor for mortality due to chronic diseases. There is sparse knowledge of the profile of the risk factors of chronic diseases […]

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Finding an integrated solution for tobacco use prevention: Kyrgyzstan.

The current escalation in tobacco use and tobacco-related death and disease can be reversed only by integrated tobacco control strategies. Like other low-income countries Kyrgyzstan is facing massive challenges in this respect. The main idea of this project is to integrate a public health and health system’s approach in tobacco control by implementing intensified community-based […]

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Immigration, Mental Health and Access to Healthcare: 566 Eastern European Immigrants Residing in Portugal

In the last years of the 90s of the 20th century, the geography of the immigration to Portugal has suffered very deep transformations, both in the areas of recruiting and in the geographic fixation patterns of immigrants in Portugal, with rising and exponential flow of new groups of immigrants from Eastern Europe.

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