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    Malaria / Publication
    Targeted Parasite Elimination for Malaria Elimination in Namibia

    The objective is to evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of reactive focal interventions for malaria transmission reduction in the setting of Zambezi Region, Namibia.

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    Health System Strengthening / Publication
    Towards Improved Health Service Quality in Tanzania: An Approach to Increase Efficiency and Effectiveness of Routine Supportive Supervision

    The research article concludes that compared to routine CHMT supportive supervision, the e-TIQH supportive supervision approach increased healthcare providers' knowledge and skills.

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    Leprosy / Publication
    Minimal Essential Data to Document Contact Tracing and Single Dose Rifampicin (SDR) for Leprosy Control in Routine Settings: A Practical Guide

    The article regarding leprosy control describes four indicators for the index case (plus four already routinely collected) and seven indicators for household/neighbor screening, and community surveys.

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    Hypertension / Publication
    Hypertension, Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Primary Care Physicians in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    The paper examines the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of primary care doctors in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia using a recently developed World Hypertension League survey.

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    Health System Strengthening / Publication
    Looking at the Bigger Picture: How the Wider Health Financing Context Affects the Implementation of the Tanzanian Community Health Funds

    The article shows the importance of considering council-specific CHF regarding the implementation of Tanzanian Community Health Funds and optimizing the country’s primary healthcare system.

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    Population Health / Publication
    Could 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.

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    Leprosy / Publication
    Innovations 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.

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    Hypertension / Publication
    Better 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.

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    Leprosy / Publication
    Retrospective 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.

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    Hypertension / Publication
    Tackling 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.

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    Leprosy / Publication
    Multidrug 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.

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    Leprosy / Publication
    Towards 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.