Monthly Archives: October 2016

Treatment Contact Coverage for Probable Depressive and Probable Alcohol Use Disorders in Four Low- and Middle-Income Country Districts

Mental, neurological and substance use disorders are the fifth-leading cause of disability-adjusted life years, with up to 3.8% of the global burden attributed to depression and…

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Household Contact Screening and Yield of Tuberculosis Cases – A Clinic Based Study in Chennai, South India

Contact screening is a key component in national tuberculosis (TB) programs and is an active case finding strategy to identify more TB cases. It involves systematic screening of the contacts of known TB patients…

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Yoshinori Ohsumi Awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his Discoveries of Mechanisms for Autophagy

PRESS RELEASE: This year’s Nobel Laureate discovered and elucidated mechanisms underlying autophagy, a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components…

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Potential for Controlling Cholera Using a Ring Vaccination Strategy

The current prequalified oral cholera vaccines provide over 80% (direct) protection in the first 6 mo after vaccination, with protection of up to 65% for 5 y estimated in an endemic settin. However, this estimate does not include herd protection…

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A Controlled Before-and-After Perspective on the Improving Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Survival Program in Rural Bangladesh: An Impact Analysis

There has been substantial progress in reducing maternal, neonatal and under-five mortality rates over the past two decades…

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The Front Desk: NABH Quality Management for Rural Hospitals

INTRODUCTION With the high costs and paperwork that is involved many rural hospitals even in the West do not seek accreditations of health care organizations [1]. Also the rural hospitals have been shielded from many of the external pressures to improve quality till now. In USA Joint Commission for the… 

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The Pharmacy: NABH Quality Management for Rural Hospitals

Pharmacy is one of the most important revenue generating areas of the hospital and a well-run pharmacy could generate a lot of income for the hospital…

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