Resultados: 9

    Task shifting to optimise the roles of health workers to improve the delivery of maternal and child healthcare: full report

    The purpose of this policy brief is to inform deliberations among policymakers and stakeholders on optimising roles of health cadres in the delivery of maternal and child health. It summarises the best available evidence regarding the design and implementation of policies for extending the roles of non-m...

    Improving access to skilled attendance at delivery: full report

    The purpose of this report is to inform deliberations among policymakers and stakeholders. It summarises the best available evidence regarding the design and implementation of policies for extending the use of non-medically trained primary health care workers to deliver cost-effective maternal and child ...

    Improving access to skilled attendance at delivery: full report

    The problem: High Maternal Mortality. Uganda?s maternal mortality has moderately declined from 670 per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 430 per 100,000 live births in 2008. This annual decline of 13 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births is unlikely to achievemeet the MDG target of 168 per 100,000 live bi...

    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...

    Task shifting to optimise the roles of health workers to improve the delivery of maternal and child healthcare: executive summary

    There is a shortage and maldistribution of medically trained health professionals. These are important reasons why cost-effective MCH services are not available to over half the population of Uganda and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals for MCH is slow. Optimising the roles of less specia...

    Improving access to skilled attendance at delivery: executive summary

    Uganda´s maternal mortality has moderately declined from 670 per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 430 per 100,000 live births in 2008. This annual decline of 13 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births is unlikely to achieve the MDG target of 168 per 100,000 live births by 2015. The proportion of pregnant ...

    Policy dialogue on task shifting for health workers in maternal and child healthcare: report

    This dialogue to discuss the policy brief which outlines health policy options using the current research evidence is a fulfillment of one of UNHRO?s responsibilities of supporting evidence-based policy decisions. It was noted that there is an acute shortage of human resources for health in Africa and Ug...

    Policy dialogue Increasing Access to Skilled Birth Attendance: report

    The REACH policy initiative SURE project under UNHRO in collaboration with the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University had produced a policy brief on increasing access to skilled birth attendance which was the focus for discussion in this meeting. The brief describes the problem, highlights three...

    Increasing access to skilled birth attendance: report

    The Director General of the Uganda National Health Research Organisation (UNHRO), Dr Sam Okware welcomed participants and asserted the role of UNHRO not only in coordinating national health research but translating research findings into policy and practice. The REACH policy initiative – SURE project u...