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    Digital 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.

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    Evaluation 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.

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    Strengthening 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.

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    Role 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.

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    ICATT 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.

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    Time 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.

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    Embedding 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.

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    Africa’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.

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    A 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.

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    Child 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.

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    VOICES of Hope and Change

    Stories from across Africa, celebrating ten years of social, psychological and emotional support for children, their families and communities.

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    Improving 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.