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Addressing culture and context in humanitarian response: preparing desk reviews to inform…

Delivery of effective mental health and psychosocial support programs requires knowledge of existing health systems and socio-cultural context.

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Shifting Patterns in Cesarean Delivery Scheduling and Timing in Oregon before and after a…

Objectives To assess the use and timing of scheduled cesareans and other categories of cesarean delivery and the prevalence of neonatal morbidity among cesareans in Oregon before and after the implementation of Oregon’s statewide policy limiting elective early deliveries.

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Comparing the behavioral impact of a nudge-based handwashing intervention to high-intensity…

Objective To determine the impact of environmental nudges on handwashing behaviors among primary school children as compared to a high-intensity hygiene education intervention.

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Results of an evaluation of the Toolkit to Improve Early and Sustained Intermittent Preventive…

Lalanirina Ravony, Elana Fiekowsky, Lisa Noguchi, Patricia P. Gomez, Jean Pierre Rakotovao, Eliane Razafimandimby, Armindo Tiago, Kathryn Smock, Arsene Ratsimbarisoa, Kristen Vibbert, and Robert Sellke shared their efforts to apply a toolkit to enable health providers to ensure better uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during antenatal clinics. As seen below, they presented their findings at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Malaria in pregnancy (MIP) is a leading cause of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality; however uptake of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP), an effective prevention tool, remains alarmingly low across sub-Saharan Africa, including Mozambique and Madagascar.

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Participation in mental healthcare: a qualitative meta-synthesis

Facilitation of service user participation in the co-production of mental healthcare planning and service delivery is an integral component of contemporary mental health policy and clinical guidelines.

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Impact of disinvestment from weekend allied health services across acute medical and surgical…

by Terry P. Haines, Kelly-Ann Bowles, Deb Mitchell, Lisa O’Brien, Donna Markham, Samantha Plumb, Kerry May, Kathleen Philip, Romi Haas, Mitchell N. Sarkies, Marcelle Ghaly, Melina Shackell, Timothy Chiu, Steven McPhail, Fiona McDermott, Elizabeth H. Skinner Background Disinvestment (removal, reduction, or reallocation) of routinely provided health services can be difficult when there is little published evidence examining whether the services are effective or not.

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Integrated care reform in urban China: a qualitative study on design, supporting environment…

Initiatives on integrated care between hospitals and community health centers (CHCs) have been introduced to transform the current fragmented health care delivery system into an integrated system in China.

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Committing to Preventing Malaria in Pregnancy From the National to State to Local Level in…

Bright Orji recently shared an overview of the Transforming Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Optimal Pregnancy (TIPTOP) Project in Nigeria, a joint venture to protect pregnant women from malaria organized by Jhpiego with support from Unitaid, the National Malaria Elimination Program, The State Ministries of Health in Ebonyi, Niger and Ondo and the local communities.  He shares some highlights from the project launch this past week. The project will strengthening antenatal care services to reach out and involve communities in the grassroots delivery of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp). Her Excellency Chief (Mrs.) Rachel Umahi wife Executive Governor Ebonyi State flags off TIPTOP Among those in attendance were wife of the Ebonyi State Executive Governor and representatives from the State Ministry of Health, the State Malaria Elimination Program, the State Primary Health Care Development Agency, the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Local Government, the Ministry of Women Affairs, the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the School of Health Technology Ngbo, the Ohaukwu local government council and the community members. The media documented the active participation, involvement and commitment by all stakeholders

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No time like the present: tackling enteric diseases through integration

No time like the present: tackling enteric diseases through integration hrandall Wed, 10/04/2017 – 13:44 Oct 04, 2017 Zoey Diaz Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation As many of you know, here at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we are passionate about child health.  We have been encouraged by progress that has been achieved in recent decades: since 1990, the percentage of children who die before age five has been cut in half, primarily through access to better vaccines and treatment in low and middle income countries. However, 50% is not a passing grade. Being an organization of overachievers, we still see much work to do and recognize the great potential to reach more children with proven solutions, as well as new innovations in both tools and delivery systems.

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How much will it cost to eradicate lymphatic filariasis? An analysis of the financial and…

by Randee J. Kastner, Elisa Sicuri, Christopher M. Stone, Gabriel Matwale, Ambrose Onapa, Fabrizio Tediosi Introduction Lymphatic filariasis (LF), a neglected tropical disease (NTD) preventable through mass drug administration (MDA), is one of six diseases deemed possibly eradicable.

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Rotavirus vaccine – along with our team – demonstrates efficacy in Indian clinical study

Rotavirus vaccine – along with our team – demonstrates efficacy in Indian clinical study hrandall Tue, 09/26/2017 – 11:13 Sep 26, 2017 Tushar Tewari Senior Medical Officer, CVIA Clinical, and PATH’s Team Leader for the BRV-PV Phase 3 efficacy study As results from a Phase 3 efficacy study in India of the Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. (SIIPL)’s rotavirus vaccine BRV-PV (now known as ROTASIIL) are published in the journal Vaccine, I find myself reflecting on the great partnership that conducted the trial. The Serum Institute and PATH worked with six strong community-based clinical sites, all supported by the Clinical Research Organization, DiagnoSearch. 

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Understanding the Potential for Patient Engagement in Electronic Consultation and Referral…

Objective To understand patient, primary care clinician (PCC), and subspecialist perspectives on potential, unexplored roles for patients in electronic consultation and referral (eCR) systems.

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The Promise of Data for Transforming Global Health

I recently came back from a field visit and as my organization’s designated data person (among the many other hats I wear), I think constantly about the role of data in our work and more broadly, its role in global health. We’ve always had a problem with data in our field, more specifically the dire lack thereof. Recent efforts to spotlight the lack of high quality data in global health has led to somewhat of a data renaissance. And you know it’s a big deal when Bill Gates throws his weight behind it. It seems like every global health innovation talk I go to nowadays portrays data (in all its forms, from big data, predictive analytics, and machine learning) as the ultimate game changer in global health

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You Need to Use UAVs in Emergencies

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, really excel in emergencies as they satisfy the first need in an emergency: provide quick, cheap, and highly local damage estimates. UAV’s: Are small, portable, and easy to deploy. They can comfortably fit into a backpack and be deployed with the first available flight in (if country regulations allow). Can assess large and inaccessible areas quicker than humans, and without direct human control when programmed for autonomous flight.

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