The World Health Organization has developed a multistep approach to health inequality monitoring consisting of: (i) determining the scope of monitoring; (ii) obtaining data; (iii) analysing data; (iv) reporting results; and (v) implementing changes. This paper presents some technical considerations for developing or strengthening health inequality monitoring, with the aim of encouraging more robust, systematic and transparent practices. It discusses key aspects of measuring health inequalities that are relevant to steps (i) and (iii).
This short film shows the impact of the CHAPAS trial on patient health and future possibilities of a small boy from Malawi.
Please see this Sky News interview where we were asked by Sky News to comment on the announcement about this bold vision to tackle all diseases.
Professor Scheffler provided a conceptual framework that shows how pay for performance works in health, and discusses the results of selected case studies.
Preparing for Genomic Medicine Nurse Training in Africa : A special report by Victoria Nembaware, Nicola Mulder and Raj Ramesar from H3ABioNet and the University of Cape Town Division of Human Genetics on
Damalie Nakanjako (MBChB, MMED, PhD) is an internist whose work focuses on optimizing HIV treatment outcomes and reducing HIV-associated morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa.
Video of Professor Peter Horby, the University of Oxford, on how he and his team set up clinical trials in the heart of the Ebola outbreak.
East African Leaders Join Together to Develop Country-Specific Plans for Point-of-Care Testing.
Dr Nat Segaren - Medical Director of the Caris Foundation, presents on 'The Haiti National Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV Program'
New Public Management (public sector reforms which draw on business ideology) are increasingly seen in African ministries of health. This talk concentrates on the effects of NPM reform on Ethiopian hospitals and how efforts to be 'more business-like' have many unintended consequences for hospitals and patients.
In this seminar Professor Kevin Marsh describes how knowledge of immunity to malaria in humans has developed over the past thirty years and what impact this has for future research.
Hypertension Education Intervention with Ugandan Nurses Working in Hospital Out Patient Clinic: A Pilot Studyby Godfrey Katende, Sara Groves, Kathleen Becker
Conclusion: After 3 months of implementing the nurses’ hypertension management educative interventions program, knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding prevention, detection, risk assessment, patient education, and HBP management increased significantly. The pilot study demonstrated the feasibility of implementing a multimodal evidence-based educational intervention in a low resource environment.
Professor Peter Piot, LSHTM, talks about Ebola and implications for Africa and understanding future epidemics at the Martin School, University of Oxford, 16th October 2014.
The Ebola virus epidemic may well spread out of Africa. Dr Greg Martin takes a look at some of the variables that contribute to this risk and discusses some steps that should be taken.
In 2013, the WHO released a new set of guidelines on the prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS. The new guidelines suggests that all pregnant women who test positive for HIV should immediately begin a course of triple ARVs, regardless of CD4 cell levels.
Dissemination and Implementation Research: Intersection between Nursing Science and Health Care Deliveryby Vincent D
The editorial in Nursing Research and Practice discusses facilitators and barriers to knowledge and implementation of research findings in nursing.
Managing health worker migration: a qualitative study of the Philippine response to nurse brain drainby Roland M Dimaya, Mary M McEwan, Leslie A Currie, Elizabeth H Bradley
A qualitative study investigating causes and effects of nurse migration in the Philippines.