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Towards elimination of visceral leishmaniasis in the Indian subcontinent—Translating research…

by Siddhivinayak Hirve, Axel Kroeger, Greg Matlashewski, Dinesh Mondal, Megha Raj Banjara, Pradeep Das, Ahmed Be-Nazir, Byron Arana, Piero Olliaro Background The decade following the Regional Strategic Framework for Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) elimination in 2005 has shown compelling progress in the reduction of VL burden in the Indian subcontinent. The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other stakeholders, has coordinated and financed research for the development of new innovative tools and strategies to support the regional VL elimination initiative. This paper describes the process of the TDR’s engagement and contribution to this initiative

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Social value and individual choice: The value of a choice-based decision-making process in a…

Abstract Evidence about cost-effectiveness is increasingly being used to inform decisions about the funding of new technologies that are usually implemented as guidelines from centralized decision-making bodies.

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Erratum to: Composition of Anopheles mosquitoes, their blood-meal hosts, and Plasmodium…

After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that a funding acknowledgement has been omitted from the original article.

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Maximizing the impact of malaria funding through allocative efficiency: using the right…

The high burden of malaria and limited funding means there is a necessity to maximize the allocative efficiency of malaria control programmes.

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Despite Boosting Childrens Coverage Rates To Historic Levels, Medicaid And CHIP Face An…

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which was enacted twenty years ago, covers uninsured children who do not qualify for Medicaid but lack access to affordable coverage.

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The SPARK Tool to prioritise questions for systematic reviews in health policy and systems…

Groups or institutions funding or conducting systematic reviews in health policy and systems research (HPSR) should prioritise topics according to the needs of policymakers and stakeholders.

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Crowdfunding our health: Economic risks and benefits

Publication date: Available online 31 August 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Matthew J.

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Donor funding health policy and systems research in low- and middle-income countries: how…

The need for sufficient and reliable funding to support health policy and systems research (HPSR) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has been widely recognised.

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Differential item functioning in quality of life measurement: An analysis using anchoring…

Publication date: Available online 26 August 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Rachel J.

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One year after recovery, Ebola survivors likelier than peers to suffer disabilities

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingProblems that included compromised vision, mobility, memory and concentration, as well as depression, anxiety and fatigue dogged Ebola survivors a year after their illnesses at rates significantly higher than among people close to them who had not been sick, a study reported in Clinical Infectious Diseases has found. The study examined rates of disabling challenges […](Read more…)

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Apply Now: $500,000 for Your Big Data Innovations in Agriculture

The rapid growth in processing power and global connectivity means we can now quickly collect, share and analyze enormous amounts of data to reveal new ways to reduce hunger and poverty and develop robust responses to climate change, disease, and land degradation challenges. The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture seeks approaches that show the power of big data analytics and digital technologies to push the limits of the possible in research, transform how we do business, and drive impact in four broad challenge areas: Revealing Food Systems Monitoring Pests and Diseases Disrupting Impact Assessment Empowering Data-Driven Farming We are challenging partners, universities, and others to use our data to create incentivized pilot opportunities that scale. We’re looking for novel approaches that democratize these data-driven insights to inform local, national, regional, and global policies on agriculture and food security in real time; helping people – especially smallholder farmers – to lead happier and healthier lives. The Prize Five winning teams will receive $100,000 each to put their ideas into practice. Teams will have 12 months to implement small-scale proof of concept pilots to demonstrate viability

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Allocating funding fairly in Nepal

Inside Nepal’s Ministry of Finance, a small four-person team has a formidable responsibility: overseeing more than a $1 billion in development assistance annually that represents up to 20% of the national budget. Accelerating the country’s development and improving the livelihoods of the 25% of Nepalis who live below the poverty line requires maximizing the impact of every dollar spent.

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How can we build better partnerships for global health?

For our Tuesday, July 27th Salon, we discussed partnerships and interoperability in global health systems. The room housed a wide range of perspectives, from small to large non-governmental organizations to donors and funders to software developers to designers to healthcare professionals to students. Our lead discussants were Josh Nesbit, CEO at Medic Mobile; Jonathan McKay, Global Head of Partnerships and Director of the US Office of Praekelt.org; and Tiffany Lentz, Managing Director, Office of Social Change Initiatives at ThoughtWorks We started by hearing from our discussants on why they had decided to tackle issues in the area of health. Reasons were primarily because health systems were excluding people from care and organizations wanted to find a way to make healthcare inclusive.

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Health for All at the International Institute for Primary Health Care, Ethiopia

The time is ripe for a revitalization of the primary health care (PHC) movement. “Health for All through Primary Health Care” (HFA) was first envisioned at the 1978 International Conference on Primary Health Care (World Health Organization and UNICEF), and was enshrined in the Declaration of Alma-Ata. The HFA goal of bringing essential, affordable, scientifically sound, socially acceptable  health care provided by health workers who are trained to work as a health team and who are responsive to the health needs of the community, guided by strong community engagement by the year 2000 but has not been fully met. Fortunately the vision of Alma-Ata has taken root, sprouted and flourished in a number of locations.

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