A version of this story first appeared on IDSA’s Science Speaks platform By Emily Delmotte Lisinopril 20 mg by mouth at 8am? Check. After verifying the Read More
Photo by / Zacharias Abubeker for UGHEDr. Kurt Figueroa (right) and Nurse Sebishyimbo François (left) see patients for their oncology consultations at Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda. Dr. Kurt Figueroa is a student at the University of Global Health Equity, a Partners In Health institution that launched in 2015 and trains health professionals in Rwanda how to manage the challenges of providing health care in poor places.
African Business Magazine: Partnerships to fight disease “…Investing in the discovery, development, and manufacture of drugs to combat tropical and poverty-related diseases in African countries with limited resources to fund research or pay for treatments was a commercial non-starter. … The product development partnership (PDP) model, which emerged in the late 90s, was a response…More
As health programs are relying more on decentralized models of care, mHealth has made it easier to collect, manage and store community-level health data. This data can feed into national health information systems and be used to inform decision making for improved service delivery at the community level. But how can we ensure that our community-based mHealth programs are collecting accurate, high-quality data that will help us deliver the right services to the right places at the right time? We at MEASURE Evaluation have developed the mobile community based health information system (CBHIS) data quality assessment toolkit to allow programs and projects to rapidly assess the ability of their mobile data systems to collect, manage, and report high-quality community-based data. We recently had the opportunity to present our toolkit for the first time to a group of participants at the MERL Tech Conference.
Categories: CROI 2017An “ultra”-sensitive test, and a proactive use of prednisone show promise, require monitoring SEATTLE – In the halting progress against tuberculosis in people living with HIV, advances in both diagnosis and effective treatment have come with gaps and caveats, highlighted, and then answered with research presented last week in sessions and press conferences dedicated to […](Read more…)
Wall Street Journal: How Other Countries Freeload on U.S. Drug Research Peter Pitts, president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest “President Trump says American companies have been getting ‘systematically ripped off’ by foreign governments and firms. He’s right. Yet he has backed a proposal that would make the problem even worse —…More
Little has been written on the challenges of conducting research in regions or countries with chronic conflict and strife.
Adequate performance assessment benefits from the use of disaggregated data to allow a proper evaluation of health systems.
Categories: CROI 2017SEATTLE – Providing immune cell testing and HIV treatment counseling immediately after a positive HIV test was the first in a series of measures that increased rapid linkage to care and retention at ten clinic sites in Mozambique, data presented here Thursday showed. Measures in a randomized trial of interventions in Maputo and Inhambane Province also […](Read more…)
Chris Blattman provides an incentive to delay giving up on that great research idea you’ve been peddling for years in this story from the EconTalk podcast: For years, he pitched random African factory owners the idea of an RCT of factory employment. “They’d usually look at me kind of funny. They wouldn’t leap at the possibility. I was just this person they met on a plane.” One day it worked, and six weeks later he was randomizing applicants.
Photo by Silvia Chiang / Partners In HealthMelva Fernandez visits the Pacific Ocean for the first time with her father, Carlos. The 7-year-old was diagnosed with a rare immune disorder and is receiving care through PIH in Peru. By all appearances, Melva Fernandez is a typical 7-year-old girl. She adores the Disney movie Frozen, loves dolls and video games, and is—occasionally—a bit naughty.
Nature: Ebola funding surge hides falling investment in other neglected diseases “Global funding for research on neglected diseases — which include tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria — is at its lowest level since 2007, according to the annual G-FINDER investment report by Policy Cures Research, a health policy analysis firm in Sydney, Australia. But that total…More
Science Business: Gates to Europe: Prioritize health research for poor countries in the next Framework Programme “Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates urged the E.U. to make health care research for the developing world a priority for its next big R&D plan, Framework Programme 9. ‘The European Commission and European governments are critical public funders…More
Overseas Development Institute: How to achieve the SDGs by 2030 — lessons from 50 case studies In the last of a three-part blog series on ODI’s Development Progress project, Kate Bird, research associate at ODI, discusses lessons learned from an assessment of more than 50 case studies on development: “1. Strong leadership and vision can…More
I don’t know about you, but I am still in that weird part of the dawning year where writing the date seems like I am playing main stage in a Hollywood ‘sci-fi’ movie. Where the four numbers of 2 – 0 – 1 – 7 seem more of something I would associate with flying cars and robot servants, than the ‘here and now’. But strange as it may seem we are well into the New Year and as the pace of the world reflects the pace of passing time, I can’t help but wonder if we actually do live in the future. So to speak. We now call for a cab via west coast America using a democratized application on a globally connected device no bigger than our palm, manufactured on another continent and possessing the technological potency we could never have even dreamt of just a decade ago – linked to another billion similar devices through millions of miles of fibre-optics spanning the entire planet