New eye care tool for CHWs

Because eye health is often unattended in low-income areas, Hesperian Health Guides has just released a new booklet on eye and vision care that will help health workers meet this need in their communities. Adapted from the NEW Where There Is No Doctor, Problems with the Eyes and Seeing provides health workers with the knowledge … Continue reading New eye care tool for CHWs

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ecancer.org

Regarding the free and high quality service debate – ecancer.org provides videos with experts talking about the latest developments in cancer (especially helpful for people who can’t afford to travel to conferences), CME accredited e-learning and an open access journal which has a pay what you can afford model.  Everything on ecancer.org (which is supported by the ecancer Global … Continue reading ecancer.org

Maximizing effectiveness of technology-based interventions to support healthcare professional practice: systematic review

CITATION: What maximizes the effectiveness and implementation of technology-based interventions to support healthcare professional practice? A systematic literature reviewJ Hart, C J Armitage and M P TullyBMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making201818:93https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-018-0661-3 ABSTRACT Background: Technological support may be crucial in optimizing healthcare professional practice and improving patient outcomes. A focus on electronic health records has … Continue reading Maximizing effectiveness of technology-based interventions to support healthcare professional practice: systematic review

WONCA E-Update Friday 16th November 2018

WONCA E-UpdateFriday 16th November 2018 WONCA News – October 2018As a result of the WONCA Council and conference, closely followed by the WHO meeting in Astana to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Alma Ata, there will be no WONCA News in November.  However you can still access the October 2018 edition on the WONCA website with all … Continue reading WONCA E-Update Friday 16th November 2018

Treasury makes ‘substantial progress’ on NHI Bill

An NHI war room has been established in the Presidency to ensure a successful execution of the NHI programme, Treasury says. The South African National Treasury today announced it made “substantial” progress on the national health insurance (NHI) Bill consultation in key areas and have reached agreement on most of the major issues. “We have … Continue reading Treasury makes ‘substantial progress’ on NHI Bill

After Astana: building the economic case for increased investment in primary health care

The adoption of the Declaration of Astana (panel) at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care (PHC) in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Oct 25–26, 2018, has built considerable momentum around a renewed vision for PHC.1, 2 The success of this vision is key to achieving WHO's ambitious “triple billion target” by 2023: 1 billion more people with universal health … Continue reading After Astana: building the economic case for increased investment in primary health care

Leaked Treasury letter shows government rifts over NHI

A leaked letter and its annexure specify a number of ‘major problem areas’ and legal concerns with the current version of the National Health Insurance Bill.  Presidential Adviser Dr Olive Shisana and Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi appear to have sidelined senior Department of Health and Treasury officials in preparing a new version of … Continue reading Leaked Treasury letter shows government rifts over NHI