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AIDSFree Nigeria Assessment of Infection Prevention and Control and Health Care Waste Management

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AIDSFree

In developing countries including Nigeria, health care waste management (HCWM) has not received the attention it deserves, and as a result, hazardous medical wastes are handled and disposed of with general municipal waste—at great risk to the health of clinic service providers, environmental health officers, waste handlers, the public, and the environment.

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Annual rates of decline in child, maternal, HIV, and tuberculosis mortality across 109 countries of low and middle income from 1990 to 2013: an assessment of the feasibility of post-2015 goals

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Dr Stéphane Verguet, Prof Ole Frithjof Norheim, Zachary D Olson, Gavin Yamey, Prof Dean T Jamison

Measuring a country's health performance has focused mostly on estimating levels of mortality. An alternative is to measure rates of decline in mortality, which are more sensitive to changes in health policy than are mortality levels. Historical rates of decline in mortality can also help test the feasibility of future health goals (eg, post-2015). We aimed to assess the annual rates of decline in under-5, maternal, tuberculosis, and HIV mortality over the past two decades for 109 low-income and middle-income countries.

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Malawi Health Information Needs Assessment

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Simon Silewese
This report presents an analysis and summary of key findings from the K4Health needs assessment activities conducted in three districts in Malawi; Lilongwe, Salima and Nkhotakota. The needs assessment sought to determine the need for health information in HIV/AIDS and FP/RH at all levels of the health system, commonly used channels for accessing and sharing information, and challenges faced by different cadres of managers and health providers when seeking, using, or sharing information.
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