Public Health Administration

Publication Title: 
World Hospitals and Health Services: The Official Journal of the International Hospital Federation

In Sub-Saharan Africa private voluntary health care providers are mostly Church-related or social not for profit organizations. They provide between 40% and 60% of health care services. In the context of Health Care Reforms, the World Bank and others have (re)discovered these non governmental providers. The World Bank document 'Better Health for Africa', promotes prominent roles for them in the execution of basic package of services and public health tasks. Unfortunately, the World Bank does not outline clearly how these roles should be achieved.

Author(s): 
Verhallen, M.
Publication Title: 
Salud Publica De Mexico

OBJECTIVE: In the last decade, important advances were made in the struggle for reproductive rights in Mexico. The goal of this study was to discover the opinions of decision-makers about the grounds for legal abortion as well as to explore their perceptions about further liberalization of abortion laws countrywide. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with eight prominent decision-makers working in governmental health, law and social institutions as well as representatives of political parties.

Author(s): 
van Dijk, Marieke G.
Lara, Diana
GarcÌa, Sandra G.
Publication Title: 
MMWR supplements

The need for enhanced biologic surveillance has led to the search for new sources of data. Beginning in September 2001, Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) of New Jersey, an emergency physician group practice, undertook a series of surveillance projects in collaboration with state and federal agencies. This paper examines EMA's motivations and concerns and discusses the collaborative opportunities available to data suppliers for syndromic surveillance.

Author(s): 
Cochrane, Dennis G.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

A key bench mark of successful therapeutic policy implementation, and thus effectiveness, is that the recommended drugs are available at the point of care. Two years after artemether-lumefathrine (AL) was introduced for the management of uncomplicated malaria in Kenya, we carried out a cross-sectional survey to investigate AL availability in government facilities in seven malaria-endemic districts.

Author(s): 
Kangwana, Beth B.
Njogu, Julius
Wasunna, Beatrice
Kedenge, Sarah V.
Memusi, Dorothy N.
Goodman, Catherine A.
Zurovac, Dejan
Snow, Robert W.
Publication Title: 
Malaria Journal

BACKGROUND: Between 2007 and 2013, the Tanzanian public sector received 93.1 million doses of first-line anti-malarial artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) in the form of artemether-lumefantrine entirely supplied by funding partners. The introduction of a health facility ACT stock monitoring system using SMS technology by the National Malaria Control Programme in mid 2011 revealed a high frequency of stock-outs of ACT in primary care public health facilities.

Author(s): 
Mikkelsen-Lopez, Inez
Shango, Winna
Barrington, Jim
Ziegler, Rene
Smith, Tom
deSavigny, Don
Publication Title: 
International Quarterly of Community Health Education

The "Health for All Project" (HFAP) policy in Nigeria was complemented by the National Drug Policy to ensure constant availability of high quality drugs and medical consumables at affordable prices to citizens in public hospitals. Apart from strengthening the utilization of health services, the project also sought to improve health care delivery for the poor who could not afford the high cost of drugs in private clinics and pharmaceutical stores.

Author(s): 
Ikoh, M. U.
Udo, A. U.
Charles, A. O.
Charles, J. O.
Publication Title: 
BMC health services research

BACKGROUND: Collaboration between providers of conventional care and complementary therapies (CTs) has gained in popularity but there is a lack of conceptualised models for delivering such care, i.e. integrative medicine (IM). The aim of this paper is to describe some key findings relevant to the development and implementation of a proposed model for IM adapted to Swedish primary care.

Author(s): 
Sundberg, Tobias
Halpin, Jeremy
Warenmark, Anders
Falkenberg, Torkel
Publication Title: 
BMC health services research

BACKGROUND: Collaboration between providers of conventional care and complementary therapies (CTs) has gained in popularity but there is a lack of conceptualised models for delivering such care, i.e. integrative medicine (IM). The aim of this paper is to describe some key findings relevant to the development and implementation of a proposed model for IM adapted to Swedish primary care.

Author(s): 
Sundberg, Tobias
Halpin, Jeremy
Warenmark, Anders
Falkenberg, Torkel
Publication Title: 
BMC health services research

BACKGROUND: Collaboration between providers of conventional care and complementary therapies (CTs) has gained in popularity but there is a lack of conceptualised models for delivering such care, i.e. integrative medicine (IM). The aim of this paper is to describe some key findings relevant to the development and implementation of a proposed model for IM adapted to Swedish primary care.

Author(s): 
Sundberg, Tobias
Halpin, Jeremy
Warenmark, Anders
Falkenberg, Torkel
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