DocumentlockDigital Health / PublicationDigital Health: A Call for Government Leadership and Cooperation between ICT and Health – Executive Summary
Digital health, sometimes called electronic health or eHealth, is the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for health purposes.
DocumentlockHealth System Strengthening / PublicationEvaluation of a Community-based Hypertension Improvement Program (ComHIP) in Ghana: Data from a Baseline Survey
Ghana faces an increasing burden of non-communicable disease. The article concludes that the low hypertension treatment and control rates may suggest that such programs are not necessarily impactful on the health of the population.
DocumentlockHealth System Strengthening / PublicationStrengthening Routine Supportive Supervision of Primary Healthcare in Tanzania through an Innovative Approach Using an Electronic Tool
Effective supportive supervision of healthcare services is crucial for improving and maintaining quality of healthcare.
DocumentlockLeprosy / PublicationRole of Contact Tracing and Prevention Strategies in the Interruption of Leprosy Transmission
The global prevalence of leprosy has declined from 5.2 million in the 1980 s to 200,000 today. The article outlines how contact tracing and chemoprophylaxis programmes can be implemented to interrupt leprosy transmission.
DocumentlockDigital Health / PublicationICATT Survey – Five Years After the Launch
The paper entails country experiences, lessons learned and recommendations for implementing a computerized adaption and training tool to improve digital health systems.
DocumentlockLeprosy / PublicationTime to Define Leprosy Elimination As Zero Leprosy Transmission?
The article details an endorsement of the “zero transmission” strategy and strong hopes that it would hasten the realisation of a leprosy-free world.
DocumentlockDigital Health / PublicationEmbedding Systematic Quality Assessments in Supportive Supervision at Primary Healthcare Level: Application of an Electronic Tool to Improve Quality of Healthcare in Tanzania
The objective of this study is to describe a quality assessment methodology using an electronic digital health format that can be embedded in supervision activities and conducted by council health staff.
DocumentlockCorporate Responsibility / PublicationAfrica’s Orphaned Generations: It Takes more than a Village to Raise a Child
The paper discusses if REPSSI has really made a difference on population health, having been in existence for the past ten years.
DocumentlockLeprosy / PublicationA Strategy to Halt Leprosy Transmission
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae. Governments of countries with leprosy must commit, politically and financially, to a transmission-lowering strategy.
DocumentlockMalaria / PublicationChild Mortality Patterns in Rural Tanzania: An Observational Study on the Impact of Malaria Control Interventions
Between 1997 and 2009, a number of key malaria control interventions were implemented in the Kilombero and Ulanga Districts in south central Tanzania to increase insecticide-treated nets (ITN) coverage.
DocumentlockCorporate Responsibility / PublicationVOICES of Hope and Change
Stories from across Africa, celebrating ten years of social, psychological and emotional support for children, their families and communities.
DocumentlockHealth System Strengthening / PublicationImproving Access to Primary Healthcare in Mali
The core of Novartis Foundation activities in Mali is the Initiative Accès.
The decision to launch this initiative recalls the established history between the Novartis Foundation and the Malian government.