Category Archives: Health Systems & Research

Task shifting between physicians and nurses in acute care hospitals: cross-sectional study in nine countries

by Claudia B. Maier, Julia Köppen and Reinhard Busse Human Resources for Health 2018, 16:24 – Published on: 25 May 2018 12 pp.402 kB https://human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12960-018- 0285-9 Countries vary in the extent to which reforms have been implemented expanding nurses’ Scopes-of- … Continue reading

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Violence on the Front Line: Attacks on Health Care in 2017

by Carol Bales and Leonard Rubenstein Safeguarding Health In Conflict Coalition Members, 2018 51 pp. 9.7 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/SHCC2018final.pdf In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the … Continue reading

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Social norms and adolescents’ sexual health: an introduction for practitioners working in low and mid-income African countries

by Beniamino Cislaghi and Holly Shakya Afr J Reprod Health 2018; 22[1]: 38-46 (Registration required) 9 pp. 559 kB https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajrh/article/download/169835/159276 Donors, practitioners and scholars are increasingly interested in harnessing the potential of social norms theory to improve adolescents‘ sexual and … Continue reading

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World Health Statistics 2018: Monitoring health for the SDGs, sustainable development goals

World Health Organization 2018 100 pp. 4.3 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/272596/9789241565585-eng.pdf?ua=1 The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual snapshot of the state of the world’s health. This 2018 edition contains the latest available data for 36 health-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) … Continue reading

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Organization and financing of public health services in Europe: country reports

by Bernd Rechel, Anna Maresso, Anna Sagan et al. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 2018 148 pp. 3.0 MB http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/370946/public-health- services.pdf?ua=1 What are “public health services”? Countries across Europe understand what they are, or what they should include, … Continue reading

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World Health Organization Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics

First edition (2018) – Executive summary 36 pp. 1.1 MB http://www.who.int/medical_devices/diagnostics/EDL_ExecutiveSummary_15may.pdf Today, many people are unable to get tested for diseases because they cannot access diagnostic services. Many are incorrectly diagnosed. As a result, they do not receive the treatment … Continue reading

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Practitioner Expertise to Optimize Community Health Systems

Harnessing Operational Insight by Madeleine Ballard, Ryan Schwarz, Ari Johnson et al. Community Health Worker Impact, USA, 2017 36 pp. 2.5 MB http://www.hivsharespace.net/system/files/Practitioner-Expertise-to-Optimize- Community-Health-Systems.pdf To harness the potential of community health workers (CHWs) to extend health services to poor and … 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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Global health research in an unequal world: ethics case studies from Africa

by G Aellah, T Chantler, P W Geissler CABI Books, September 2016 275 pp. 5.8 MB https://www.cabi.org/cabebooks/FullTextPDF/2016/20163308509.pdf This book is a collection of fictionalised case studies of everyday ethical dilemmas and challenges, encountered in the process of conducting global health … Continue reading

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A Global Structural Examination of Quality and Rights

QUEST (Quality Upheld, Every Service, Every Time), 2018 32 pp. 1.6 MB https://pai.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Quest-Synthesis-March-2018.pdf A woman receives high-quality care when she can choose from the full range of contraceptive options that fit her needs, and when the information she receives is … Continue reading

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