Health systems integration

Only connect… Political will and inter-sectoral partnerships for integrated disease prevention

Lord Paul Boateng
When we think about global health, what often springs to mind is the image of a child being immunised. Fifty years ago, in newly independent Ghana, I was that child, one of the early beneficiaries of the fight against polio in Africa. More

Shifting the agenda in urban health: the role of strategic partnerships in lifestyle changes for effective NCD interventions

Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo and Jared Odhiambo Owuor
National governments in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face key development challenges including poverty, hunger, political insecurity, environment degradation and a range of health problems. More

Non-communicable diseases: smart policy is needed to address this public health crisis

Nalini Saligram
More than six months have passed since the historic summit on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) during the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2011. More

Rwanda’s pursuit of shared wealth through health for all

Agnes Binagwaho
Rwanda is determined to join the ranks of middle-income nations by the year 2020. This determination is largely driven by one thing: the demand for what Rwandans call ‘agaciro,’ or ‘dignity’, for our people. More

Integration of malaria prevention into HIV programming: the World Vision Zambia experience

Batuke Walusiku
In 2004, as lead of a consortium of six major organisations,World Vision was awarded US$27 million by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement the RAPIDS (Reaching HIV and AIDS Affected People with Integrated Development and Support) programme. More

TB, HIV and maternal-child health: the case for integrated services

Nikki Jeffery
Despite being both preventable and curable, tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s leading killer diseases. Ninety per cent of the burden of TB is in developing countries. More

Nutrition and maternal-child health in the ECSA region

Josephine Kibaru-Mbae
Most pregnant women in East, Central and Southern Africa, due to various reasons, enter pregnancy malnourished; as a result they give birth to malnourished children who are stunted and underweight. More

The role of data collection and management in achieving better public health outcomes

Magna Aidoo
In the practice of modern administration, data is defined as a volume of systematically recorded facts, collected and organised according to a regular scheme. More

Integrated services: evidence and perspectives from UK adult social care

Paul Jays
This paper attempts to draw some lessons from recent developments in UK adult social care that are relevant to disease management strategy in both developed and less developed countries. In particular, the impact of integrated and preventative strategies on health outcomes for older people. More