New technologies for malaria, TB and selected NTDs: What’s in the pipeline?

By Cecilia Oh & Barbara Milani On 02 Nov 2016 Read 2335

Tackling the world’s health challenges requires the appropriate tools and information. Alongside essential R&D for innovative technologies to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases, ensuring their access and delivery to people and communities that need them is also a crucial part of the process. Int...

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New approaches to priority setting – health technology assessment in Indonesia

By Aziza Mwisongo On 03 Oct 2016 Read 3068

The development of new health technologies is frequently mismatched with their introduction and adaptation within health systems. This may be due to a lack of structured, evidenced-based approaches that are designed to align these three critical areas. Where new technologies are introduced, their su...

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Strengthening the prevention of neglected tropical diseases in Tanzania

By Fay Venegas On 05 Sep 2016 Read 3626

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are 18 communicable diseases identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) which affect an estimated 1.7 billion people globally, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. The impact of NTDs on communities is devastating, often resulting in life-long physical...

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Ghana’s Minister of Health applauds the ADP’s support in the development of the National Medicines Policy

By Belynda Amankwa On 24 Aug 2016 Read 1920

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in Ghana has recently developed the third edition of the National Medicines Policy (NMP), which expresses the government’s commitment towards “the goal of ensuring universal access to affordable essential medicines of assured quality to all people of Ghana”. It enc...

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Cross-sectoral and policy coherence needed to achieve national public health goals in Tanzania

By Dr. Hassan Mshinda & Dr. Henry Irunde On 22 Apr 2016 Read 2477

On 22-23 March 2016, the consultation on “Policy Coherence on Improving Health Technology Access and Delivery”was co-convened by the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOH-CDGEC); the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), and the...

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