International organizations Partners In Health (PIH), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Interactive Research and Development (IRD) and their financial partner UNITAID started in April 2015 the endTB project, a partnership aimed at radically changing the management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).
Bishkek Symposium on Tuberculosis, December 2012
TB Care – A Patient Centred Approach
Treating TB in Central Asia and Eastern Europe
MSF in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Armenia organized in february 2015, the 4th TB symposium dedicated to the new regimens and treatment approaches specifically focused on Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Find the presentations on the symposium websitehere
From the WHO Regional office for Europe, workgroup dedicated to Health of Migrants and minorities
Factors associated with primary transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis compared with healthy controls in Henan Province, China
Wei-Bin Li, Yan-Qiu Zhang, Jin Xing, Zhen-Ya Ma, Ya-Hong Qu and Xin-Xu Li, Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015, 4:14
Findings from this study showed that being single, earning a low income, having mental stress, lacking medical insurance, and suffering from a chronic debilitating disease were potential risk factors associated with primary MDR-TB. However, risk factors of nosocomial transmission and close contact were not found.
Sur mandat de l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), des chercheurs de l'Imperial College de Londres ont mené une revue systématique de la littérature afin d'établir des données probantes à propos du E-Learning en tant que méthode d'apprentissage pour la formation de base des professionnels de la santé. Les résultats, tirés d'un total de 108 études , ont montré que par l'apprentissage E-learning (en ligne et hors ligne) les élèves acquièrent des connaissances et des compétences aussi bien ou mieux par rapport à l'enseignement traditionnel. Selon cette recherche, le E-learning pourrait permettre à des millions d'étudiants autour du monde de se former en tant que infirmiers/ères ou médecins
On April 28th QUARZ reported about health outcomes of the population of Baltimore, Maryland, where African Americans represent 64% of the city population.
In spite of having the same figures in term of health insurance coverage than the white population, African Americans have lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality rate, higher rate of low birth weight and higher mortality rate from cardio-vascular diseases. African Americans have a ten fold increased risk of getting infected with HIV/AIDS and are five times more likely to die from the disease than white people.
An interesting document pointing out how disadvantaged groups, in regard of social determinants of health, across european countries suffer the highest burden of alcohol-related conditions.
Autour du monde, l’état de santé des personnes issues de minorités ethniques est moins bon comparé au reste de la population. Les soins de santé accessibles à ces populations sont de moins bonne qualité.
A travers son rapport 2013, le Minority Rights Group International décrit les facteurs contribuant aux inégalités en santé et propose des pistes d’intervention afin que les pays puissent mieux répondre aux besoins de l’ensemble de leur population.
In 2011 WHO organized the First global ministerial conference on healthy lifestyles and NCDs control. Based on The Global strategy for the prevention and control of NCDs and its action plan, the conference aimed at supporting Member States to develop and strengthen policies and programmes on healthy lifestyles and NCD prevention.
The forum report describes the objectives, content and the meeting outcomes that would help to move NCD prevention and control forward ( p.19) Here are some key outcomes:
−There was broad agreement that NCD prevention and control is critical to national development (health, social and economic) and effective development cannot occur without addressing NCDs.
– Better epidemiological surveillance of NCDs is critical to demonstrate the extent of the problem and empower government action based on evidence and to monitor progress.
− Health systems strengthening, including adequate and well-trained supply of health worker, should focus on integration across disease areas and particularly on community-based primary health care.
– Implementing the agreed ‘best buys’, e.g. raising taxes on tobacco and alcohol are key opportunities to reduce risk factors and, potentially, generate revenue that can be used to tackle NCDs