A care cascade is a simple model of the sequential steps of care that a patient would ideally undertake after becoming ill. An indicator that reveals the proportion of people successfully diagnosed, being treated and in good control of their Non-communicable diseases (NCD) (e.g. diabetes) could potentially tell us more about the overall performance ofContinue reading Care cascades: a priority indicator to monitor NCD service coverage and strengthen PHC
r4d UNIL, Erasmus, WHO joint research-policy workshop hosted by our new center, the LCHE
The workshop was held with the objectives of gathering researchers and health system specialists working on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, to identify knowledge gaps about implementation, and effects of policies that aim to address the coverage gaps in NCDs healthcare. It was a great opportunity to showcase our r4d project andContinue reading r4d UNIL, Erasmus, WHO joint research-policy workshop hosted by our new center, the LCHE
The Lausanne Center for Health Economics, Behavior, and Policy (LCHE)
The opening event of the Lausanne Center for Health Economics, Behaviour, and Policy (LCHE) was held at the AGORA center of the Lausane University Hospital on the 26th of October, 2022. LCHE is a joint initiative between the Center for Primary Care and Public Health (Unisanté), the Faculty of Biology and Medicine (CHUV-FBM), and theContinue reading The Lausanne Center for Health Economics, Behavior, and Policy (LCHE)
Summer Institute on Ageing 2022
The 9th edition of the Summer Institute on Ageing was held in Venice, on Global Ageing: Low- and Middle-income Country Challenges from June 13-17, 2022.
Summer Institute on Ageing 2022
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HEALTH SCREENING FOR EMERGING AND NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE BURDENS AMONG THE GLOBAL POOR: EVIDENCE FROM SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
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
Treating the causes of depression in Malawi
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
Sri Lanka Health and Ageing Survey
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.
Public Forum on Prevention and Control of CVDs: Implication for UHC Rollout
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.
Dissemination and Donation Activities for the Mature Adults Cohort of the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH-MAC)
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)
Basel 2019 Conference – International Health Economics Association (iHEA)
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.
NECHS Presentation on their Survey Results
On December 12, 2018, the UPEcon R4d Team presented the preliminary survey results in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija as part of its dissemination activities.
Mid Term Evaluation of the r4d Project
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 .
Bridging the r4d Teams
Our r4d teams attended a networking event on 12th of September 2018 in Bern with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
A Bird’s Eye View on the Workshop on Population Aging And Health in Middle and Low Income countries
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.
Workshop on Population Aging and Health in Middle and Low Income Countries
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.
Teams let loose in Malawi – action on the field
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 interviewers in Malawi
Training of the interviewers took place in summer in Mchinji, Rumphi and Balaka.
A Testimonial from Malawi
The research team in Malawi interviewed Paul, one of the supervisors, to see how he feels about the project and its impact.
Designing a Digital Health data collection platform for a National Health & Aging Survey in Sri Lanka
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.
Hypertension higher among educated, urban residents: Study
A research study conducted by our partners, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, and others, on hypertension among the aged populations in India was featured in “The Hindu”, a leading newspaper in India. This study produced the first estimates of hypertension Awareness,Treatment and Control (ATC) using nationally representative data on older people spread throughout theContinue reading Hypertension higher among educated, urban residents: Study