Are foreigners really entitled to free healthcare in South Africa?

Directives recently issued by the national and Gauteng health departments requiring foreign nationals to pay in full for healthcare at public facilities weren’t only a threat to public health, they may have been downright illegal. Walk into a public hospital, and you may be asked to fill out a form stating just how much you … Continue reading Are foreigners really entitled to free healthcare in South Africa?

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Guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programmes (CHW guideline)

Webinar to disseminate the new WHO Guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programmes (CHW guideline) and highlight additional resources On Friday, February 15, 8:30-10:00am EST, the World Health Organization (WHO), USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) and CORE Group hosted a webinar to disseminate the new WHO community health workers (CHW) guideline that was … Continue reading Guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programmes (CHW guideline)

Tuberculosis knowledge, misconceptions/myths in adults: findings from Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Zambia Demographic Health Surveys (2013–2016)

Objective To determine TB knowledge and misconceptions/myths amongst HIV positive and negative adults using Demographic Health Survey data from Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Zambia. Results Overall 97% (n = 58,107) of both male and female respondents irrespective of their HIV status had heard of tuberculosis out of whom 82.6% knew that it can be cured. Knowledge that … Continue reading Tuberculosis knowledge, misconceptions/myths in adults: findings from Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Zambia Demographic Health Surveys (2013–2016)

Health system performance for people with diabetes in 28 low- and middle-income countries: A cross-sectional study of nationally representative surveys.

CITATION: Health system performance for people with diabetes in 28 low- and middle-income countries: A cross-sectional study of nationally representative surveys. Jennifer Manne-Goehler, Pascal Geldsetzer, Kokou Agoudavi, Glennis Andall-Brereton, Krishna K. Aryal, Brice Wilfried Bicaba, Pascal Bovet, Garry Brian, Maria Dorobantu, Gladwell Gathecha, Mongal Singh Gurung, David Guwatudde, Mohamed Msaidie... Lindsay M. Jaacks PLoS Medicine … Continue reading Health system performance for people with diabetes in 28 low- and middle-income countries: A cross-sectional study of nationally representative surveys.

Antimicrobial resistance: learning lessons from antiparasitic, antibacterial and antimycobacterial drug resistance in low-income settings

CITATION: Antimicrobial resistance: learning lessons from antiparasitic, antibacterial and antimycobacterial drug resistance in low-income settings Christopher J M Whitty Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 113, Issue 3, 1 March 2019, Pages 105–107, https://doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/try146 Published: 31 January 2019 'The importance of antimicrobial resistance is widely accepted and has led to … Continue reading Antimicrobial resistance: learning lessons from antiparasitic, antibacterial and antimycobacterial drug resistance in low-income settings

WHO Global Observatory on Health R&D

The WHO Global Observatory on Health R&D ( https://www.who.int/research-observatory/en/ ) is a global-level resource that users such as governments, policy-makers, funders, researchers and civil society can use to explore health research & development (R&D). Below is a recent announcement from the Observatory, which I'm forwarding  on their behalf: New analysis from the WHO Global Observatory … Continue reading WHO Global Observatory on Health R&D

WHO unveils sweeping reforms in drive towards “triple billion” targets

WHO today announced the most wide-ranging reforms in the Organization’s history to modernize and strengthen the institution to play its role more effectively and efficiently as the world’s leading authority on public health. The changes are designed to support countries in achieving the ambitious “triple billion” targets that are at the heart of WHO’s strategic … Continue reading WHO unveils sweeping reforms in drive towards “triple billion” targets