New guide to value-based procurement of medical equipment

By ADP On 13 Jul 2020 Read 452

Value-based procurement (VBP) evaluates potential new products, services and solutions based on value for money rather than the lowest purchase price. VBP evaluation criteria include benefits to patients, service providers, national health systems and health technology management teams. VBP also con...

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Stopping yaws in its tracks

By Ian Mungall, Praise Nutakor and Yoko Reikan On 15 Jun 2020 Read 410

Mass treatment of endemic communities aims to break the chain of infection in Ghana "It's often said that yaws is found where the road ends," says Dr Nana Konama Kotey, Programme Manager at the National Buruli Ulcer Control and Yaws Eradication Programme, Ghana Health Service, adding: ...

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2020 a key year for accelerating action on neglected diseases

By ADP On 17 Feb 2020 Read 2328

Global experts gather in Bangkok for Second Global Dialogue of Uniting Efforts for Innovation, Access and Delivery BANGKOK – The year 2020 holds high importance for sustainable development, including efforts to accelerate innovation, access and delivery of medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and ...

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Access and delivery at the heart of the #HealthforAll promise

By ADP On 10 Dec 2019 Read 3337

At this year’s UN General Assembly, Member States made an historic commitment to improve the health of the world’s people with the adoption of the Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) . The declaration placed access to essential health care – when and where peop...

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Challenging gender inequalities in access and delivery of NTD programmes

By ADP On 04 Dec 2019 Read 1749

Gender, sex and their intersections with other social determinants of health such as poverty, education and livelihoods shape peoples’ vulnerability to neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). According to a new discussion paper, understanding the social factors underlying the sex, gender and NTDs ...

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