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Improving Ghana’s mental healthcare through task-shifting-psychiatrists and health policy directors perceptions about government’s commitment and the role of community mental health workers

AGYAPONG, Vincent
et al
October 2016

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The aim of this study was to examine the perceptions of psychiatrists and health policy directors about the policy to expand mental health care delivery in Ghana through a system of task-shifting from psychiatrists to community mental health workers (CMHWs). A self-administered semi-structured questionnaire was developed and administered to 11 psychiatrists and 29 health policy directors. Key informant interviews were also held with five psychiatrists and four health policy directors. .

Globalization and Health (2016) 12:57

DOI 10.1186/s12992-016-0199-z

The epidemic divide

HEALTH AND CARE DEPARTMENT, INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES (ICRC)
July 2009

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The burden of epidemics of infectious diseases on the social and economic development of poorer countries is growing, but is not being sufficiently addressed. This paper argues that to reduce the impact of epidemics involves addressing complex issues that include prevention of disease, empowering communities, better access to health services at the community level, availability of health personnel and better infrastructure (especially for water and sanitation)

Infant and young child feeding in emergencies : operational guidance for emergency relief staff and programme managers

IFE Core Group
February 2007

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This document aims to provide concise, practical (but non-technical) guidance on how to ensure appropriate infant and young child feeding in emergencies. A number of elements are also applicable in non-emergency settings. It is intended for emergency relief staff, programme managers, national governments, United Nations agencies, NGOs and donors, and it applies to all countries. It includes six sections of practical steps, references, key contacts and definitions. Members of the IFE Core Group are: UNICEF, WHO, UNHCR, WFP, IFBAN-GIFA, CARE USA, Fondation Terre des hommes and Emergency Nutrition Network. It is also available in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, French, Portuguese and Spanish

Health exchange

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Publication of The Health Exchange ceased in 2006
Re-launched as Health Exchange in March 2009 by Merlin, RedR and Healthlink Worldwide
quarterly

Newsletter of the Network for Towards Unity for Health [formerly: Newsletter of the Network for Community Partnerships for Health through Innovative Education, Service, and Research, and originally: Newsletter of the Network of Community-Oriented Educati

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Includes topics that are of interest to the organisation, which can be described as a global association of institutions for education of health professionals committed to contribute, through education, research and service, to the improvement and sustainment of health in the communities they serve
Twice a year
Free electronic
Print free for members, 10.00 USD for non-members

MAKER website for health services managers

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

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A library of documents, tools and websites relevant to operational managers in resource poor settings, organised under a set of key topics, each with several sub-topics. Topics include working with staff; budgeting and monitoring expenditure; collecting and using information; obtaining and managing drugs and equipment; maintaining equipment, vehicles and buildings; interacting with the community and other stakeholders. The site is interactive and encourages health managers to share experiences of management successes and problems, policies, procedures, standards or guidelines, and more formal reports on some aspect of management implemented or changed in a country. Fully searchable

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