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  • General information
  • Non-communicable diseases

 

General information

Information and Evidence of Effectiveness for Public Health in Low and Middle-Income Countries:

This site gives an excellent summary and very many useful websites on key health issues and conditions that are common in resource poor settings and which are related to the Millennium Development Goals. They have been compiled by Wessex Deanery and are freely available at:

http://www.wessexdeanery.nhs.uk/public_health/international_public_health/sources_of_help__effectivenes.aspx.

From John Acres, Training Programme Director (Public Health) Hants & IoW, UK. via HIFA2015.

 

Infographics on malaria, child health etc.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation also offers an excellent set of Infographics on their web site
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/infographics/Pages/infographics.aspx. Topics covered include: Malaria; Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health; Simple Tools to Save the Lives of Mothers and Kids;
Nutrition; Polio; Vaccines; Family Planning.

Supplied by The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust. www.motherchildtrust.org. From CHILD2015 weekly digest 10/24/11

 

Global Health Portal

The Lancet has launched a Global Health Portal at http://www.thelancet.com/global-health, which offers free access to all global health content in one location including Series, Regional Reports, multimedia content, and their World Report and Perspectives sections. World Reports and Perspectives articles are ideal for anyone who wants a personal view on a subject, and The Lancet Global Health Series, and Regional Reports and Commissions provide in-depth views for anyone seeking disease-specific or regional information. Recent Global Health Series include Obesity, New Decade of Vaccines, and Chronic Diseases and Development.

[From HIFA2015 28Aug2011 www.hifa2015.org ]

 

Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)

TDR is a WHO-based global programme of scientific collaboration that helps coordinate, support and influence global efforts to combat a portfolio of major diseases of the poor and disadvantaged. On the website are many downloadable and free publications and images. See http://www.who.int/tdr

 

Non-communicable diseases

Non- communicable diseases (NCD): Training documents

The following websites provide a set of useful materials for training on NCD. They have been prepared or compiled by Dr Richard Smith for use in low- and middle-income countries.

  1. A very good PowerPoint presentation at http://bit.ly/x0eEgc.
  2. The WHO Global Status Report on NCDs produced for the UN High-level meeting at http://bit.ly/gMgU1z. This contains a huge amount of information and is easy to use.
  3. The Secretary General's report from for the UN High-level Meeting at http://bit.ly/x0eEgc . Also very well presented.

SSMJ thanks Richard Smith and ProCor for permission to publish and David Tibbutt for reviewing the documents. [Seen at ProCor http://www.procor.org is a global community promoting cardiovascular health and information sharing. Join the group by emailing subscribe-procor@list.procor.org].


East Africa: Deaths result from insufficient fruit and vegetable intake

Around 27% of all deaths in the East Africa region can be attributed to low fruit and vegetable intake, according to a recent WHO and FAO report. Although the report recommends 146 kg per capita consumption of fruits and vegetables, countries in the region fail to meet the standard. Kenya's consumption of fruits and vegetables is 115 kg per capita, Uganda is 65 kg per capita, and Tanzania is 60 kg per capita - just 41% of the recommended minimum. Experts believe the insufficient intake of fruits and vegetables is not only a case of affordability or accessibility, but also of perception and behaviour change.  Do you think the situation is the same in South Sudan?
See the report at http://bit.ly/sd9cdg [from procor 2 Nov11]