13 Millionen weltweit am heilbaren Grauen Star erblindet
Christoffel Blindenmission Mehr als jeder Dritte der 36 Millionen blinden Menschen weltweit leidet am Grauen Star, der global häufigsten Blindheitsursache. Dabei wäre gerade diese Augenkrankheit durch eine Routineoperation heilbar. Zum Internationalen Tag des Sehens vom 11. Oktober fordert die CBM Christoffel Blindenmission deshalb, vermeidbare Erblindungen noch stärker zu bekämpfen und so weltweit Menschen die Chance auf ihr Augenlicht zu geben. (Foto: Noch trägt Hemedi die Augenverbände, doch bald wird er sehen können/CBM)
Implementation research: new imperatives and opportunities in global health
The Lancet "Implementation research is important in global health because it addresses the challenges of the know–do gap in real-world settings and the practicalities of achieving national and global health goals. Implementation research is an integrated concept that links research and practice to accelerate the development and delivery of public health approaches. Implementation research involves the creation and application of knowledge to improve the implementation of health policies, programmes, and practices. This type of research uses multiple disciplines and methods and emphasises partnerships between community members, implementers, researchers, and policy makers.
(...) However, limited efforts have been made to systematically document and review learning from the practice of implementation research across different countries and technical areas. (...) Internationally, the need for implementation research could not be greater or more timely. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and national commitments for universal health coverage require effective implementation of proven interventions to improve health outcomes and ensure that no communities are left behind and all benefit from improved health and wellbeing." (Photo: CIFOR/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Don't miss the former Minister of Health of Mozambique at our MMS Symposium
Interview by Carine Weiss with Francisco F. Songane
MMS Watch the inspiring interview with Dr Francisco Songane former Minister of Health of Mozambique and founding director of the Partnership of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) about the significance of 40 years of Alma Ata. He is one of our special guest at the MMS Symposium 2018! Dr Francisco F. Songane will talk about "Country Leadership and Coherence among Global Actors are Key Elements to Ensure Health Care for All".
Interview with Francisco Songane about the significance of 40 years of Alma Ata
10 years after the Commission on Social Determinants of Health: social injustice is still killing on a grand scale
The Lancet In 2008, WHO launched the final report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) that concluded “social injustice is killing people on a grand scale”. A decade later, how should we judge the CSDH's impact? A Google search for the CSDH yields 156 000 results and the accompanying Lancet paper has had 932 citations. The CSDH led to two World Health Assembly resolutions and more than 100 countries adopted the Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health in 2011. The CSDH's report has become a foundational text for how crucial social determinants are to health and health equity. And yet, there has not been widespread policy uptake of its recommendations to improve daily living conditions, tackle the inequitable distribution of power, money, and resources, and monitor both inequities and the impact of policies to address them. Instead, although a number of countries actively engaged with the CSDH's ideas and gave policy consideration to social determinants, a revival of austerity policies harmed health and health equity, with stagnating life expectancy and widening mortality gaps in some countries. (Photo: s1ingshot/flickr, CC BY 2.0)
UN meeting on NCDs falls short on hard commitments, civil society say
www.devex.com The third United Nations high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases may result in a broader dialogue, but will not likely lead to any immediate new financing or strong global commitments. That’s the main takeaway of civil society experts and advocates who followed the all-day event Thursday, following a busy week for global health issues during the opening of the U.N. General Assembly.