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​​High quality health systems – high time for a revolution

The Lancet Global Health Commission on High-Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era has a clear message: improving quality is imperative and it will require health system-wide interventions to ensure that “primary care” inherently means “quality”. The overall message from the Commission is the need for a health system quality revolution. Read more>>

19/10/2018 17:38

World Mental Health Day 2018

Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For many, these are exciting times. However, they can also be times of stress and apprehension. In some cases, if not recognized and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness. Read more>>

10/10/2018 16:54

Cervical cancer and HIV—two diseases, one response

UNAIDS is emphasising the need to optimise synergies between the AIDS response and tackling cervical cancer, which is curable if detected and treated early and  can be prevented by vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV). Co-infected women are significantly more likely to develop pre-invasive lesions that can, if left untreated, quickly progress to invasive cancer. HPV infection also significantly increases the risk of HIV transmission in both men and women. Read more>>

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