10 things to know about the health of refugees and migrants

Around 68.5 million people worldwide are currently displaced, with 25.4 million of these crossing international boundaries in search of protection. Migrants and refugees are likely to have good general health, but they can be at risk of falling sick in transition or whilst staying in receiving countries due to poor living conditions or adjustments in … Continue reading 10 things to know about the health of refugees and migrants

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Launch of the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC) at AHAIC 2019

Africa is at a critical moment in the pursuit of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). While most countries recognize the importance of “health for all,” funding constraints present a very real challenge. In low- and middle-income countries, increasing funding may be necessary, but more funding alone may not be feasible or sufficient. Sustainable financing for UHC relies … Continue reading Launch of the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC) at AHAIC 2019

Join Wonca Working Party on Quality and Safety

Join this Working Party in Wonca (World Organisation of Family Doctors" to address PHC Quality and Patient Safety Issues. It is vitally important for Africans to explore the issue from there perspective. Find out more and join them. See video about the Working Party You can also see a lecture by the Chair of Working … Continue reading Join Wonca Working Party on Quality and Safety

atients Satisfied with Apple Health Records, Data Access

Seventy-eight percent of patients are satisfied with Apple Health Records, the tech giant’s foray into EHR and patient engagement technology, according to data from the University of California San Diego. The data, published in a research note in the Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at initial patient perceptions of Apple Health Records. Apple launched its Health Records app … Continue reading atients Satisfied with Apple Health Records, Data Access

Exploring the sorting of patients in community health centres across Gauteng Province, South Africa

Abstract Background Primary health care worldwide faces large numbers of patients daily. Poor waiting times, low patient satisfaction and staff burnout are some problems facing such facilities. Limited research has been done on sorting patients in non-emergency settings in Africa. This research looked at community health centres (CHCs) in Gauteng Province, South Africa where queues … Continue reading Exploring the sorting of patients in community health centres across Gauteng Province, South Africa

Buhari rolls out Basic Health Care Provision Fund

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday rolled out the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) appropriated by the National Assembly in the 2018 budget. The BHCPF is the one per cent of the federal government Consolidated Revenue and contributions from donor grants set aside to fund the basic health needs of Nigerians. It is the fundamental … Continue reading Buhari rolls out Basic Health Care Provision Fund