At first blush it would seem that maintaining a personal health record (PHR) has many merits. Almost everyone would want to have health information about themselves readily available in a digital format and completely under their control. They could then make it accessible to anyone else they choose; for example, emergency health personnel or a […]
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, heart and lung diseases are the leading cause of death around the world, and deaths from these diseases are on the increase, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. NCDs are not infectious or contagious and are caused by genetic or lifestyle factors such as smoking. The organisation’s first […]
In developing countries, where budgets for medicines are often tight, the supply cycle needs to be well-managed to prevent all types of wastage, including pilferage, misuse and expiry. This wastage reduces the quantity of medicines available to patients and therefore the quality of health care they receive. At least US$550 000 worth of antiretrovirals and […]
Cost Pricing of Drugs and Structural framework for health care delivery in uganda. Health services in Uganda are delivered through public sector and private providers specifically the private not for profit (PNFP) and private health practitioners (PHP). Public health services are by policy provided free of charge but fall short of meeting the health needs […]
Non-state actors play an important role in the delivery of health services in developing counties (Bennet et al., 2005). When they have a health problem, most people in the third world first visit private healthcare providers – private-not-for-profit (PNFP) and private health practitioners (PHP), including traditional healers – because they are seen to be more […]
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