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Local production of WHO-recommended alcohol-based handrubs: feasibility, advantages, barriers and costs
Reduction of health care-associated infections (HAI) in low- and middle income countries is hampered by inadequate supply of soap and water and the unavailability or high cost of alcohol-based...
In transit and trapped: Assessing the mental health status in forcibly displaced persons and migrants from SubSaharan Africa, A literature review with a focus on the Maghreb region in Northern Africa
The overall objective of this critical literature review is to analyze the mental health status and mental disorders, as well as protective factors and coping mechanisms adopted by forcibly displaced...
(Healthy Stoves) in Nepal. The adoption of improved cookstoves in the districts of Kavrepalanchok and Dolakha
This study is to describe how Improved cookstoves ( ICS )are perceived and used, and to identify barriers for adoption. Interviews and observations on stove use were conducted at three study sites...
Evaluation of a children´s palliative care outreach programme for Burkitt Lymphoma patients in a rural area in the Northwest Region of Cameroon: Does it meet their needs?
Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma (BL) is the most common childhood cancer in tropical Africa. Survival rates in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are below 40% due to a lack of resources. Palliative care (PC) is the...
Improving access to quality health care for the poor: An analysis of different targeting mechanisms in Kenyas health sector
To achieve universal health coverage, the Government of Kenya (GoK) intends to implement social health protection schemes, which will include the subsidy of the poorest of society. Within this...
Results of Cervical Cancer Screening Program in Selected Areas of Northeast Thailand.
This cross sectional study aimed to assess the differences in the test results of the cervical cancer screening tests in selected areas of Northeast Thailand. Data collected for the period from 2010...
Community mobilization and social determinants of health. A participatory action research project exploring the social determinants of health and ways of tackling them through community based activities in the slum (Villa 31) in Buenos Aires city, Argentina.
This study focuses on the strategies that are employed by a social movement (Movimiento Popular la Dignidad) (MPLD) in the slum (Villa 31) of Buenos Aires in order to tackle the social determinants...
The impact of globalization on health care delivery
an analysis of health worker migration from Southern Africa

Southern Africa accounts for up to 33 % of the global disease burden but relies on only 2.8 % of the worlds health workforce. At the same time, the number of migrant health workers increased by more...
Childhood overweight and obesity interventions in Asia: A review
Effective interventions are undeniably required to halt and reverse the rising trend in the number of overweight and obese children, globally and in Asia. A research gap existed on “what has been...
HIV serostatus disclosure by pregnant women and new mothers in Sub Sahara Africa - a review of the literature
Serostatus disclosure is one of the key pillars for prevention of vertical transmission from mother to the infant. Frequently, pregnant women in Sub Sahara Africa (SSA) are the first in the family...
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