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World Malaria Day
Did you know that Malaria is only transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquitoes? Today, Malaria is still highly prevalent worldwide with 91 countries and areas affected by the disease. In 2015, almost 212 million cases were recorded and an estimated of 429 000 malaria deaths. Although a lot of efforts have been put to fight it, great challenges such as the need for a new drug and vaccine as well as resistance against medicines and insecticides persist. Read more>>
If you plan on going to Geneva, join the event "Photographic Exhibition on WORLD MALARIA DAY in Geneva" organised by the Swiss Malaria Group.
Systematic review of performance-based financing for improving HIV and AIDS service delivery
As funds to address HIV and AIDS are under pressure, innovative ways are needed to make services more effective and efficient. A systematic review has recently been published on whether providing incentives for the health system such as performance-based financing (PBF) may support countries to achieve more with available resource. Read more>>
Partnerships model for mental healthcare in low-resource settings
Tackling the growing burden of mental health poses
great challenges in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) were often
specialist professions are weak and need to be strengthened. Health
partnerships are often cited as the way forward. Such peer-to-peer
collaborations can build the capacity and expertise of the health workforce
within a particular institution and can also broaden into more integrated
support for health systems, such as national and institutional health
strategies, standards and protocols. A
2017 commentary by Acharya et al shares a model developed in Nepal. Read more>>
Implications of rising diabetes worldwide
The rise in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) presents a major global clinical and public health challenge.
Of particular concern is the potential of this trend to widen existing
health inequalities. Inequity is at the heart of the diabetes problem,
since 75% of cases occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)
and the impact of diabetes on LMICs is expected to be particularly
severe in the future as the disease is chronic, expensive to treat, and
tends to affect people at an age when they are economically active. This short editorial article, which can be accessed online broadly discusses the problem of T2D worldwide and the current approaches to tackling the problem. Read more>>
In remembrance of Hans Rosling
Hans Rosling, Professor in International Health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute has died last Tuesday. Rosling was an outstanding person in public health due to his humor and his talent to make statics understandable and interpretable. We could witness his great skills as an “edutainer” at SDC’s Annual Conference on Health in August 2015 where Rosling provided a keynote lecture. Read more>>
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