Health screenings are an important tool to improve population health. In high and middle-income nations, blood pressure (BP) screening can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death and disability for adults 50 and older. A study carried out by Ciancio et al (2021) among adults at risk of hypertension in rural Malawi, found that providing a simple referral letter effectively reduced BP and hypertension over four years. Continue reading HEALTH SCREENING FOR EMERGING AND NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE BURDENS AMONG THE GLOBAL POOR: EVIDENCE FROM SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
The study is a first study of its kind; identifying social factors that influence mental health and non-communicable diseases..Continue reading Treating the causes of depression in Malawi
The Sri Lanka Health and Aging Survey implemented by the Institute for Health Policy is one of the work packages of the Inclusive Social Protection for Chronic Health Problems.
Our team in the Philippines organized a public forum on Prevention and Control of CVDs: Implication for UHC Rollout last Wednesday, 13th of November 2019, at the Sheraton Manila Bay Hotel.
In October 2018, the MLSFH team lead by Prof. Iliana Kohler (University of Pennsylvania) and Mr. James Mwera (Invest in Knowledge, IKI, Malawi) organized dissemination and donation activities in all 3 study areas in Malawi: Mchinji in the central part of the county, Rumphi in the north and Balaka in the south. The dissemination activitiesContinue reading Dissemination and Donation Activities for the Mature Adults Cohort of the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH-MAC)
International Health Economics Association (iHEA) held their conference in mid July in Basel, Switzerland with the participation of the international scientific community including some members from the Malawi, Sri Lanka and the Philippines projects.
On December 12, 2018, the UPEcon R4d Team presented the preliminary survey results in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija as part of its dissemination activities.
Following the networking event on the 12th of September 2018, our r4d team attended the Mid term evaluation of our r4d project in Thun from 13-14th of Sept .
Our r4d teams attended a networking event on 12th of September 2018 in Bern with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
The workshop on Population Aging and Health in Middle and Low Income countries (LMICs) that we organized with the Population Aging Research Center and Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania took place last week.
The Population Aging and Health in Middle and Low Income Countries Workshop took place at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, September 8, 2018 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
After extensive training of the supervisors and interviewers, our teams were finally sent out to the field to interview our respondents in June for a period of about two months.
Training of the interviewers took place in summer in Mchinji, Rumphi and Balaka.
The research team in Malawi interviewed Paul, one of the supervisors, to see how he feels about the project and its impact.
The CAPI Tool Development Team at the Institute for Health Policy (IHP) developed a data collection platform for the R4D-Sri Lanka (R4D-SL) project.