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Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Social Determinants of Health and Malaria transmission

Maimunat Alex-Adeomi - Oct. 18, 2016
Dear colleagues, Please see attached link on an article in the New York times titled "Hard Times in Venezuela Breed Malaria as Desperate Flock to Mines". This is a sharp contrast to the Sri-Lankan ...
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policy Social Determinants of Health
Health IT

Suggestion for Policy in Telemedicine

Yudha Saputra - Oct. 17, 2016
Dear Colleagues, Indonesia, as a developing country's, going to create it's first Telemedicine Guideline under the role of Indonesia Government. The finalization of the draft will be printed befor...
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developing countries LMiCs policy telemedicine
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

IPTp with Sulfadoxine/Pyrimethamine (SP) in area of High SP resistance versus Scheduled Screening and Treatment with Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine

Sungano Mharakurwa - Oct. 15, 2016
Hi Colleagues, As follow-up to the discussion on Timing of in utero malaria exposure influences fetal CD4 T cell regulatory versus effector differentiation, posted by Dr Pierre, I wanted to share thi...
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Diagnostics & Treatment policy prevention
Health IT

Input requested to WHO Guideline: Prioritization of Questions on digital interventions for RMNCAH

Garrett Mehl - Sept. 20, 2016
Dear Colleagues, This is an invitation to contribute your voice into the development of World Health Organization Guidelines on the use of digital tools for reproductive, maternal, child, and adol...
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Conferences & Meetings digital health eHealth evidence global health policy Lab Systems mhealth Mobile Devices policy Software world health organization
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

WHO certifies Sri-Lanka Malaria-Free.

Maimunat Alex-Adeomi - Sept. 12, 2016
Dear colleagues. Some good news on the horizon. Please see the recent press release by the WHO on Sri-Lanka being certified Malaria-free. Attached are articles on the road to elimination, challenge...
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malaria elimination policy Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Controlling Malaria in Pregnancy

Pierre Bush, PhD - Sept. 1, 2016
Dear Colleagues, Pregnant women in malaria endemic regions are among the most vulnerable groups in regards to malaria morbidity and mortality. Intermittent Preventive Treatment during pregnancy (IPT...
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policy prevention
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Ears of the Hippopotamus: Manifestations, Determinants and Estimates of the Malaria Burden.

Maimunat Alex-Adeomi - Aug. 9, 2016
Dear colleagues, Driven by our recent discussions on malaria complications, need for entomological surveillance and determinants of malaria severity, I came across this article which gives a snap s...
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Diagnostics & Treatment Global Burden of Disease policy prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

The importance of surveillance in Malaria elimination

Pierre Bush, PhD - July 8, 2016
Dear Colleagues, The international community is focused on malaria control and a possible elimination in the coming next several decades. Many countries are succeeding in this effort. The death toll ...
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Diagnostics & Treatment Operations & Logistics policy prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Malaria Elimination: Lessons from Cambodia.

Pierre Bush, PhD - June 25, 2016
Dear Colleagues, As the fight against malaria is reaching its peak, some countries and Malaria programs are innovating. I read this editorial in Malaria World by Our dear Colleagues Sara E Canavati (...
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Diagnostics & Treatment policy prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Will Malaria eradication cause malnutrition?

Pierre Bush, PhD - June 14, 2016
Dear Colleagues, I came across this blog post by our peer William Jobin in Malaria World platform. He started by pointing out that Rev Malthus (1830) argued that by eliminating malaria in Africa will...
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Diagnostics & Treatment Operations & Logistics policy prevention
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Seeking Malaria/Communicable diseases intervention program opportunities

Dr. Osita Okonkwo - April 2, 2016
Hi, I am a public health physician and experienced program manager with 10+ experience in public health programming in resource poor setting. I have competencies in program development, advocacy, stra...
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communicable disease developing countries Developing targeted interventions Diagnostics & Treatment funding malaria Operations & Logistics policy prevention program managers technical capacity Vector Control Volunteer & Work Opportunities
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

Retail Clinics and Healthcare Costs and Quality

William Martinez - March 31, 2016
What are your thoughts about the rising number of retail clinics? Have you or your patients used them? Recently, I've been noticing more retail clinics and more patients using them. The positive...
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cost of care policy quality Research Value Based Care
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Fourty one years ago, Europe was certified Malaria Free: Other regions can do it too.

Pierre Bush, PhD - March 6, 2016
Dear Colleagues, Malaria was once prevalent in every European country (Zhao et al., 2016). Now Europe has been free from malaria for 41 years. Other regions, especially neighboring Africa should work...
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Diagnostics & Treatment policy prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

US Administration requesting additional $200m to end the scourge of malaria

Syed Rizwanuddin Ahmad - Feb. 22, 2016
U.S. President Obama’s Administration is requesting $200 million in additional resources to bring total US funding to $874 million in FY 2017. This includes $71 million in new funding and $129 million...
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Diagnostics & Treatment funding policy prevention Vector Control
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

Health Care’s Price Conundrum

William Martinez - Dec. 27, 2015
In this week's New Yorker, Atul Gawande discusses a fascinating new study that examines the costs of care of three of the country’s largest commercial insurers—Aetna, Humana, and UnitedHealthcare. ...
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cost of care policy Research
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Protecting pregnant women and their inborns: missed opportunities to deliver IPTp

Pierre Bush, PhD - Dec. 24, 2015
Dear Colleagues, Happy Holidays! In many malaria endemic regions, this is the malaria season. I got this article by Andrews et al. (2015) http://www.malariajournal.com/content/14/1/521, in which t...
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funding Operations & Logistics policy prevention
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

Medication Expiration

Rachel Zimmerman - Dec. 7, 2015
Hello GHD Quality and Safety: I know the topic of medication expiration is a sensitive topic for all involved. I run a free women and children's clinic in Haiti. There is a constant tension when it c...
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evidence medication medication expiration policy
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

Are early unplanned readmissions a valid quality measure? Important study reveals flaws

William Martinez - Sept. 18, 2015
An important new study in JAMA Internal Medicine shows the difference between hospitals with the highest and lowest rates of early, unplanned readmissions among medicare beneficiaries can largely be e...
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aca policy Research
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

More on Rating Doctors: Will the Surgeon Scorecard Increase Quality?

William Martinez - Sept. 11, 2015
The surgeon scorecard, based on Medicare claims data, provides complication rates of 17,000 surgeons for eight procedures. Statistical techniques are used to adjust for the complexity and underlying h...
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policy quality
[ARCHIVED] Quality & Safety

Your expert contribution is needed: "Nursing Informatics- an international survey of current and future trends"

Maxim Topaz - Aug. 28, 2015
Dear Members of the GHD community, Our International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group (NISIG) Student Working Group is conducting a survey titled “Nur...
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policy Research