Invitation: Launch of WHO Guideline on Digital Health 17 April 14:00 CEST – video livestream

Dear Colleagues, Greetings from Geneva. The World Health Organization would like to invite you to the public launch of the WHO Guideline Recommendations on Digital Health Interventions for Health Systems Strengthening. This document, which represents the first Guideline on Digital Health Interventions from WHO, focuses on evidence-based recommendations on 10 ways countries can use digital … Continue reading Invitation: Launch of WHO Guideline on Digital Health 17 April 14:00 CEST – video livestream

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What really went wrong in the City of Cape Town

I am a social democrat who believes that a capitalist system skewed towards social justice is the only sustainable solution to fixing the ravages of our apartheid past. I had to return to something I can believe in. Since establishing GOOD, I have been called by people from all over the country who are disillusioned … Continue reading What really went wrong in the City of Cape Town

Key Asks from the UHC Movement UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage

Consider the six 'asks' in Isabelle Wachsmuth's message (3 April): Key Asks from the UHC Movement UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage. Her message is here: http://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/key-asks-uhc-movement-un-high-level-meeting-universal-health-coverage and the Asks are described in more detail here: https://www.uhc2030.org/fileadmin/uploads/uhc2030/Documents/UN_HLM/The_UHC_Key_Asks_final.pdf Of special relevance to HIFA is ASK4:  ASK4: UPHOLD QUALITY OF CARE ­ Build quality health systems that … Continue reading Key Asks from the UHC Movement UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage

How is implementation research applied to advance health in low-income and middle-income countries?

This paper examines the characteristics of implementation research (IR) efforts in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) by describing how key IR principles and concepts have been used in published health research in LMICs between 1998 and 2016, with focus on how to better apply these principles and concepts to support large-scale impact of health interventions … Continue reading How is implementation research applied to advance health in low-income and middle-income countries?

Why there is no legal duty on ANC candidates on election lists to withdraw if instructed to

In previous democratic elections in South Africa, voters took little notice of who appeared on political party election lists. When the governing African National Congress, therefore, decided to include many individuals of questionable character on its election lists for the 2019 election, the party probably did not foresee the resulting outcry. Now its National Executive … Continue reading Why there is no legal duty on ANC candidates on election lists to withdraw if instructed to

Corruption is tearing apart the fabric of ordinary lives

We live in a society where corruption has become a culture, a normalised act, a sickness of our being. Presidents, politicians, businessmen, false prophets and the like have tried to rope our nation into a state of submission, one that will tolerate the decay of democratic principles and at the same time give the finger … Continue reading Corruption is tearing apart the fabric of ordinary lives