Measuring and Improving the Quality of Care During Global Outreach Trips: A Primer for Safe and Sustainable Surgery

Trauma is the leading cause of mortality in patients aged 5 years and older. Globally, trauma kills more people than malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDs combined. As the number of surgical outreach trips to low- and middle-income countries and resources provided for such trips increase, hand surgeons are uniquely positioned to address this global burden. However, the delivery of surgical care alone is insufficient without effectively evaluating the quality of care delivered. It is critical that the care provided on outreach trips improves patient and population health, does not harm patients, and develops the local health care ecosystem.
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Current Concepts Source Type: research

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Conclusion: Morocco was the first country in the Global Fund's Middle/East North Africa region to invest its entire Global Fund allocation in strengthening the health system. Many important lessons have been learned from this novel experience and these are presented for shared learning. This opportunity for learning is timely as countries begin preparations for the upcoming funding cycle. PMID: 32896891 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research
In Togo, the National Malaria Control Programme, in collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has implemented a pilot study for malaria sentinel surveillance since 2017, which...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
AbstractPurpose of ReviewIn this commentary, we summarize and put into perspective the recent information that highlights the associations between coronavirus disease and poverty. We also bring attention to another dimension that will most likely exacerbate the severity and long-term sequelae of COVID-19 in impoverished populations, that is, the comorbidities and the presence of tropical infections.Recent FindingsDuring this first half of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as a poverty-related neglected disease on at least two fronts. First, is its significant impact in low-income neighborhoods in the USA, the epicent...
Source: Current Tropical Medicine Reports - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Civil Society Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
The current study builds upon a previous situation analysis of the extent to which grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) are being utilized to support operational re...
Source: Globalization and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[Premium Times] Nigeria has received an $890 million grant from the Global Fund to reduce the burden of HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria over an implementation period of three years, beginning from 2021 to 2023.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[GFO] On 7 July 2020, the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB), and Malaria, approved the Secretariat's request to use for non-Global Fund financed procurement of products related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Global Fund is already using the platform to facilitate procurement of these products by Principal Recipients (PRs) using grant funds. These funds include the $500 million in grant flexibilities and an additional $500 million made available through
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
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Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
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