by Nana Twum Danso, Uta Lehmann, Jennifer Nyoni et al. World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, 2017 32 pp. 5.4 MB http://www.afro.who.int/sites/default/files/2017- 07/Community%20Health%20Worker%20Policy%20Brief%20-%20English_0.pdf The purpose of this policy brief is to inform discussions and decisions in the World Health … Continue reading

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Improving inpatient medication adherence using attendant education in a tertiary care hospital in Uganda

by Patricia Alupo, Richard Ssekitoleko, Tracy Rabin et al. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Vol. 29, Issue 4, 1 August 2017, pp. 587–592 6 pp. 500 kB https://academic.oup.com/intqhc/article-pdf/29/4/587/20148394/mzx075.pdf Poor adherence to prescribed inpatient medications was identified as a … Continue reading

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The Value That Infectious Diseases Physicians Bring to the Healthcare System

by Daniel P McQuillen and Ann T MacIntyre The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 216, Issue suppl_5, 15 September 2017, pp. S588–S593 – Published: 20 September 2017 6 pp.131 kB https://academic.oup.com/jid/article-pdf/216/suppl_5/S588/19931230/jix326.pdf While a career in infectious diseases (ID) has always … Continue reading

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The End of HESP-News Briefing and RSS Feed

Dear colleagues, 20 years ago “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit” (GTZ) made use of the upcoming electronic communication by starting a Newsletter called “Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) – News & Notes” mainly for Information exchange between headquarters and its … Continue reading

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Abstracts from the 1st International Symposium on Community Health Workers

Kampala, Uganda, 21-23 February 2017 Edited by Linda Gibson, Trasias Mukama, David Musoke et al. BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 6):10 – Published on: 19 September 2017 36 pp. 856 kB https://bmcproc.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12919-017-0074-9? site=bmcproc.biomedcentral.com Community health workers (CHWs) are recognised globally as … Continue reading

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Retention of qualified healthcare workers in rural Senegal: lessons learned from a qualitative study

by Nagai M, Fujita N, Diouf IS et al. Rural and Remote Health 17: 4149. (Online) 2017 15 pp. 358 kB http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_4149.pdf Deployment and retention of a sufficient number of skilled and motivated human resources for health (HRH) at the … 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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Training of community health workers: Cervical cancer screening and management of cervical pre-cancers

by Lakhbir Dhaliwal, Vanita Suri, Reshmi Bagga et al. World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, August, 2017 92 pp. 12.1 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258746/1/9789290225515-eng.pdf The training manual is designed to assist in building capacity of community health workers (CHWs) in … Continue reading

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Non-physician clinicians in rural Africa: lessons from the Medical Licentiate programme in Zambia

by Jakub Gajewski, Carol Mweemba, Mweene Cheelo et al. Human Resources for Health, 2017 15:53 – Published: 22 August 2017 9 pp. 387 kB https://human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12960-017- 0233-0?site=human-resources-health.biomedcentral.com Most sub-Saharan African countries struggle to make safe surgery accessible to rural populations due … Continue reading

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Evaluating the impact of community health worker integration into prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV services in Tanzania

by Nerissa Nance, Sandra McCoy, David Ngilangwa et al. 3ie Impact evaluation report 61, July 2017 60 pp. 3.8 MB http://www.3ieimpact.org/media/filer_public/2017/07/14/ie61-health-services- tanzania.pdf This impact evaluation of a pilot programme implemented by Amref Health Africa in Shinyanga Region examined whether community … Continue reading

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