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Health systems in low income countries - four new overviews

Four new Cochrane EPOC  overviews of reviews show reliable evidence on the effects of different ways of organising, financing, and governing health systems in low-income countries and identify important evidence gaps.Links to the new overviews in the Cochrane Library:Delivery arrangments |Financial arrangements |Governance arrangements |Implementation strategiesStrengthening health systems in low-income countries is key to achieving universal health coverage and achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. Achieving these goals requires informed decisions about health systems. Systematic reviews on the effects of different health system arrangements are essential for making informed decisions, and many such reviews are available. However, policymakers and other stakeholders may struggle to identify which reviews are reliable and what are the key results.Broad overviews of the findings of systematic reviews can help policymakers, their support staff, and other stakeholders to identify strategies for addressing problems with how their health systems are organised, financed, and governed and with identifying effective strategies for implementing changes. It can also help to identify needs and priorities for new evaluations of health system arrangements and for systematic reviews.A team ofCochrane researchers from Argentina, Chile, Norway, and South Africa prepared four overviews of the available evidence from up-to-date systematic reviews about the effec...
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Yun H. Lee, Yo H. Jang, Young H. Byun, Yucheol Cheong, Paul Kim, Young J. Lee, Yoon J. Lee, Je M. Sung, Ahyun Son, Hye M. Lee, Jinhee Lee, Seung W. Yang, Jae-Min Song, Baik L. Seong
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Objective: To examine the association between state Medicaid vaccine administration fees and children’s receipt of immunization services. Methods: The study used the 2008–2012 Medicaid Analytic eXtract data and included children aged 0–17 years and continuously enrolled in a Medicaid fee-for-service plan in each study year. Analyses were restricted to 8 states with a Medicaid managed-care penetration rate
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Conclusion Although the study demonstrated that Libya has low to moderate prevalence of HDV (2,5%), it is important for policy makers and health care providers to continue the preventive measures for HDV spread, and HBV prevention program including utilization of HBV vaccine. Furthermore, it is imperative to screen chronic HBV patients for HDV for close observation for early diagnosis of subsequent development of liver cirrhosis. Moreover, further epidemiologic and genetic studies are needed to explore the trend for HDV infection in Libya.
Source: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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The Philippines will seek the return of 3 billion pesos ($59 million) it paid French drugmaker Sanofi for a dengue vaccine used to immunize hundreds of thousands of children that Sanofi has said could worsen the disease in some cases.Reuters Health Information
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