DocumentlockPopulation Health / PublicationCould Cities Be the Answer to the World’s Healthcare Woes?
According to the World Bank’s recent report, over half of the world’s population is unable to access basic health services. This is a stark reminder of the persistent healthcare inequity that exists across the globe.
DocumentlockLeprosy / PublicationInnovations in Leprosy Prophylaxis: Current Evidence and Upcoming Trials
Contacts of leprosy patients have an elevated risk of developing leprosy themselves. A number of innovative approaches to improve the efficacy of chemo- and immunoprophylaxis are being explored.
DocumentlockHypertension / PublicationBetter Hearts Better Cities: A Multisector Approach to Improve Cardiovascular Health in Low-income Urban Communities
The Novartis Foundation recognizes that hypertension is a key risk factor for cardiovascular diseases that can be treated effectively.
DocumentlockLeprosy / PublicationRetrospective Active Case Finding in Cambodia: An Innovative Approach to Leprosy Control in a Low-endemic Country
The article concludes that the RACF approach with mobile teams in Cambodia was found to be feasible and effective in detecting new leprosy patients among the contacts of previously registered patients.
DocumentlockHypertension / PublicationTackling Noncommunicable Diseases in Workplace Settings in Low- and Middle-income Countries
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are a growing crisis in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The workplace is recognized internationally as a crucial arena for tackling these health issues but is often marginalized at national level.
DocumentlockLeprosy / PublicationMultidrug Therapy for Leprosy: A Game Changer on the Path to Elimination
Leprosy is present in more than 100 countries, where it remains a major cause of peripheral neuropathy and disability. The article concludes that a global leprosy coalition is needed to achieve zero transmission.
DocumentlockLeprosy / PublicationTowards Integration of Leprosy Post-exposure Prophylaxis into National Programme Routines: Report from the Third Annual Meeting of the LPEP Programme
The article underlines that the Leprosy Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (LPEP) programme is designed to establish evidence of the feasibility and impact of tracing contacts of recently diagnosed leprosy patients.
DocumentlockLeprosy / PublicationInnovative Tools and Approaches to End the Transmission of Mycobacterium Leprae
The drive to interrupt M leprae transmission and finally eliminate leprosy is entering a crucial stage. Sustainability, perseverance, and constant innovation will be crucial to the success of a programme to halt transmission of M leprae.
DocumentlockHypertension / PublicationAssessing Healthcare Professional Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices on Hypertension Management. Announcing a New World Hypertension League Resource
To assist hypertension control programs the World Hypertension League has developed a resource to assess knowledge, attitudes, and practices on hypertension management.
DocumentlockHealth System Strengthening / PublicationTowards Improved Health Service Quality in Tanzania: An Approach to Strengthen Routine Supportive Supervision
Effective supportive supervision of healthcare services is crucial for improving and maintaining quality of healthcare. However, this can be challenging in an environment with chronic shortage of qualified human resources for health.
DocumentlockDigital Health / PublicationDigital Health: A Call for Government Leadership and Cooperation between ICT and Health
Digital health, sometimes called electronic health or eHealth, is the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for health purposes.
DocumentlockHealth System Strengthening / PublicationInside the Black Box: Administration of the Tanzanian Community Health Fund and Its Interaction with Other Health Financing Mechanisms
Many low- and middle-income countries have been struggling to implement sustainable health financing strategies. The basis to address these challenges lies in the in-depth understanding of the context-specific and often complex designs.