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Volume 10 Supplement 1

Scaling-up health services in low- and middle-income settings


Edited by Kara Hanson, Susan Cleary, Helen Schneider, Sripen Tantivess and Lucy Gilson

  1. Content type: Research

    Kenya has bold plans for scaling up priority interventions nationwide, but faces major human resource challenges, with a lack of skilled workers especially in the most disadvantaged rural areas.

    Authors: Kethi Mullei, Sandra Mudhune, Jackline Wafula, Eunice Masamo, Michael English, Catherine Goodman, Mylene Lagarde and Duane Blaauw

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10(Suppl 1):S1

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  2. Content type: Research

    Despite concerns about affordability and sustainability, many models of the lifetime costs of antiretroviral therapy (ART) used in resource limited settings are based on data from small research cohorts, toget...

    Authors: Rory Leisegang, Gary Maartens, Michael Hislop, Leon Regensberg and Susan Cleary

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10(Suppl 1):S3

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  3. Content type: Research

    South Africa’s antiretroviral programme is governed by defined national plans, establishing treatment targets and providing funding through ring-fenced conditional grants. However, in terms of the country’s qu...

    Authors: Helen Schneider, David Coetzee, Dingie Van Rensburg and Lucy Gilson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10(Suppl 1):S4

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  4. Content type: Research

    Screening tests for cervical cancer are effective in reducing the disease burden. In Thailand, a Pap smear program has been implemented throughout the country for 40 years. In 2008 the Ministry of Public Healt...

    Authors: Jomkwan Yothasamut, Choenkwan Putchong, Teera Sirisamutr, Yot Teerawattananon and Sripen Tantivess

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10(Suppl 1):S5

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  5. Content type: Research

    Millions of individuals with malaria-like fevers purchase drugs from private retailers, but artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), the only effective treatment in regions with high levels of resistanc...

    Authors: Justin M Cohen, Oliver Sabot, Kate Sabot, Megumi Gordon, Isaac Gross, David Bishop, Moses Odhiambo, Yahya Ipuge, Lorrayne Ward, Alex Mwita and Catherine Goodman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10(Suppl 1):S6

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  6. Content type: Research

    The home-management of malaria strategy seeks to improve prompt and effective anti-malarial drug use through the informal sector, with a potential channel being the Private Medicine Retailers (PMRs). Previous ...

    Authors: Timothy Abuya, Abdinasir Amin, Sassy Molyneux, Willis Akhwale, Vicki Marsh and Lucy Gilson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10(Suppl 1):S7

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