by Bhabatosh Das et al. BMJ 2017; 358 (Published 06 September 2017) 4 pp. 327 kB http://www.bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j3535.full.pdf India is one of the world’s largest consumers of antibiotics, but it is ill prepared for the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The … Continue reading

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A bold open-access push in Germany could change the future of academic publishing

by Gretchen Vogel and Kai Kupferschmidt Science, August 23, 2017 Read online at: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/bold-open-access-push-germany-could- change-future-academic-publishing Over the past 2 years, more than 150 German libraries, universities, and research institutes have formed a united front trying to force academic publishers into … Continue reading

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Economic crisis, health systems and health in Europe

Country experience Editors: Anna Maresso, Philipa Mladovsky, Sarah Thomson et al. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Observatory Studies Series, No. 41, 2015 554 pp. 6.6 MB https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/n/whohps41/pdf/ The financial and economic crisis has had a visible but varied … Continue reading

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Picturing the past and present of health care in Germany

by Matthieu Zellweger The Lancet, Vol. 390, No. 10097, pp. 837–844, 26 August 2017 8 pp. 2.6 MB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)31761-0.pdf The Lancet Series on Germany highlights the resilience of the German health system, which is characterised by principles of solidarity and … Continue reading

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Barriers and enablers of kangaroo mother care implementation from a health systems perspective: a systematic review

by Grace Chan, Ilana Bergelson, Emily R. Smith et al. Health Policy and Planning – Published: 24 August 2017 10 pp. 242 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article- pdf/doi/10.1093/heapol/czx098/19598679/czx098.pdf Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is an evidence-based intervention that reduces neonatal morbidity and mortality. However, … Continue reading

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Proactive Investigation into Anti-Malarial Product Theft from Public Health Facilities in Malawi

The Global Fund – Office of the Inspector General (OIG), 10 August 2017 20 pp. 1.1 MB https://www.theglobalfund.org/media/6697/oig_gf-oig-17-017_report_en.pdf This OIG investigation report documents work to disrupt the theft of donor-funded artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), an anti-malaria drug, from public health … Continue reading

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South African Health Review 2017

by Padarath A, Barron P, editors Health Systems Trust (HST), August 2017 362 pp. 7.0 MB http://www.hst.org.za/publications/South%20African%20Health%20Reviews/HST%20 SAHR%202017%20Web%20Version.pdf Death rates have declined, largely due to successes in HIV, but a lot more needs to be done to defeat its “terrible … Continue reading

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Health research: solutions through knowledge

World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, August, 2017 76 pp. 5.8 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258728/1/9789290225799-eng.pdf The primary purpose of this document is to encourage greater investments in cutting edge research that will lead to policy and programmes for effective transformation … Continue reading

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Yellow Pages of WHO Collaborating Centres in South-East Asia Region

2nd edition World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, August 2017 125 pp. 2.2 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258717/1/9789290226024-eng.pdf The South-East Asia (SEA) Region sees the collaborating centres as an impressive and valuable network of cutting-edge health institutions, not just valuable for … Continue reading

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Ranking 93 health interventions for low- and middle-income countries by cost-effectiveness

by Susan Horton, Hellen Gelband, Dean Jamison et al. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0182951 – Published: August 10, 2017 12 pp. 2.8 MB http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pone.0182951&type=printable Cost-effectiveness rankings of health interventions are useful inputs for national healthcare planning and budgeting. Previous comprehensive … Continue reading

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