Category Archives: Global Health

A demographic dividend of the FP2020 Initiative and the SDG reproductive health target: Case studies of India and Nigeria

by Qingfeng Li and Jose G. Rimon Gates Open Research 2018, 2:11, Last updated: 27 April 2018 10 pp. 958 kB https://dqo52087pnd5x.cloudfront.net/manuscripts/13867/abb3547e-ba5f-458c-948b- 44bc46a150c5_12803_-_Qingfeng_Li.pdf?doi=10.12688/gatesopenres.12803.1 The demographic dividend, defined as the economic growth potential resulting from favourable shifts in population age structure … Continue reading

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Health systems performance assessment: A tool for health governance in the 21st century

The WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2018 20 pp. 1.2 MB http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/160813/HSPA_A-tool-for- health-governance-in-the-21st-century.pdf The practice of health systems performance assessment (HSPA) varies across the WHO European Region. Consequently, there is a need for baseline information about HSPA across Member States. … Continue reading

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Ten Years in Public Health 2007-2017

Report by Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization World Health Organization, 2017 152 pp. 5.8 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/255355/9789241512442-eng.pdf? sequence=1 Ten years in public health 2007-2017 chronicles the evolution of global public health over the decade that Margaret Chan served as … Continue reading

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Managing epidemics: Key facts about major deadly diseases

by Sylvie Briand, Margaux Mathis et al. Edited by: Thomson Prentice World Health Organization, ‎2018 260 pp. 30.8 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/272442/9789241565530-eng.pdf? sequence=1&isAllowed=y Epidemics of infectious diseases are occurring more often, and spreading faster and further than ever, in many different regions … Continue reading

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization – Vol. 96, Nr 5, May 2018

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/96/5/en/ Highlights from the May 2018 issue: §  Earlier diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain §  Yellow fever: air travel and epidemic potential §  Attempting to eliminate malaria in Zambia §  Integrating tuberculosis and HIV care in South … Continue reading

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Where There Is No Psychiatrist: A Mental Health Care Manual

2nd edition by Vikram Patel and Charlotte Hanlon The Royal College of Psychiatrists, March 2018 360 pp. 16.6 MB in 25 PDF files (packed with pkzip) https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/where-there-is-no- psychiatrist/47578A845CAFC7E23A181749A4190B54#fndtn-contents Mental illnesses are common and cause great suffering to individuals and communities … Continue reading

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Latent TB Infection: Updated and consolidated guidelines for programmatic management

by Yohhei Hamada, Haileyesus Getahun, Mario Raviglione et al. World Health Organization, 2018 79 pp. 609 kB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/260233/1/9789241550239-eng.pdf?ua=1 These new guidelines supersede previous WHO policy documents on the management of Latent TB Infection (LTBI) in people living with HIV, household … Continue reading

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Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam (KIT) https://www.kit.nl/health/master-programmes/ KIT programmes equip health professionals to address public health challenges around the world. By bringing together people from different countries and backgrounds, KIT’s international masters create an international forum for linking and exchanging … Continue reading

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Elimination of schistosomiasis: the tools required

by Robert Bergquist, Xiao-Nong Zhou, David Rollinson et al. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 2017, 6:158 – Published: 20 November 2017 9 pp. 791 kB https://idpjournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s40249-017-0370-7 Historically, the target in the schistosomiasis control has shifted from infection to morbidity, then back … Continue reading

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Focus on Disability: Universal healthcare can happen

by Hannah Kuper SciDevNet – International Centre for Evidence in Disability (LSHTM) Read online at: https://www.scidev.net/global/vulnerability/analysis-blog/disability-universal- healthcare.html As we begin an important year for global development – a year when UHC commitments look set to be adopted as part of … Continue reading

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