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    Communicating evidence-based information on cancer prevention to state-level policy makers

    Opportunities exist to disseminate evidence-based cancer control strategies to state-level policy makers in both the legislative and executive branches. We explored factors that influence the likelihood that state-level policy makers will find a policy brief understandable, credible, and useful....

    Indicators of quality of care in general practices in England: an independent review for the Secretary of State for Health

    The Health Foundation, an independent health care charity, was asked by the Secretary of State for Health to review indicators of the quality of general practice in England. We looked at how they could be made better to support improvements to care, including how they are selected and presented. Within t...

    Staffing matters: funding counts: workforce profile and trends in the English NHS

    Health care is labour intensive, regardless of the nature of the health system, its structural characteristics, levels and sources of funding, or political underpinnings. The effective delivery of care requires decisions to be made about how much funding to allocate to staffing and what mix of skills to ...

    In short supply: pay policy and nurse numbers

    In April 2017, the House of Lords Select Committee on the Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS concluded that the biggest internal threat to the sustainability of the NHS is the lack of a comprehensive national strategy to secure the NHS and care system the workforce it needs. This briefing, and its two s...

    Silent killer, economic opportunity: rethinking non-communicable disease

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a major global challenge, one that causes most of the deaths and disability among humans. These diseases are not transmissible from one person to another. They include cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes and mental health disorders, b...

    Zero child hunger: breaking the cycle of malnutrition

    Is there enough evidence to show that increased household income and a better diet can improve children?s nutritional status? Drawing from a recent systematic review (Masset et.al.2011) of agricultural interventions aimed at improving the nutritional status of children, the key findings are: 1-Nutrition-...

    Policy brief on improving access to artemisinin-based combination therapies for malaria in the East African community

    The World Health Organization (WHO) since June 1998 has advocated for the use of artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) in countries where Plasmodium falciparum malaria is resistant to traditional antimalarial therapies such as chloroquine, sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, and amodiaquine (19;22). In 2...

    Policy brief on improving access to artemisinin-based combination therapies for malaria in Central African Republic

    In the Central African Republic (CAR) malaria is a major public health problem and hampers socioeconomic development. It accounts for 40 percent of complaints and 10 percent of deaths in health facilities (15;17). Pregnant women, who make up 4 percent of the population, and children under 5 years of age,...