Category archives for Volume 4 Issue 1

Implementation of a novel train-the-trainer program for pharmacists in China

train the trainer program for pharmacists

Implementation of a novel train-the-trainer program for pharmacists in China Authors: Banh, Hoan Linh; Cave, Andrew Clinical pharmacy services in North American are well implemented both in community pharmacies and in hospital pharmacies. In 2009 the Chinese government mandated the implementation of clinical pharmacy services in all secondary and tertiary hospitals by 2020. The mandate […]

Integrated care and training in family practice

Prof Meng-Chih Lee on integrated care

Integrated care and training in family practice in the 21st century: Taiwan as an example Author: Lee, Meng-Chih As the President-elect for the Asia Pacific region of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), I would like to share my thoughts with Family Medicine and Community Health readers. In the 21st century, the new directions of […]

International Symposium on Suboptimal Health Status, Inner Mongolia

capital medical university

Report on the International Symposium on Suboptimal Health Status, Inner Mongolia Authors: Wu, Jing; Ge, Siqi; Pan, Yuanming; Yu, Xinwei; Zhou, Yong; Wang, Wei; Sun, Kai; Zhao, Ruiping; Hu, Jiang The International Symposium on Sub-optimal Health Status was held in the beautiful “deer city” of Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China, from September 12 to September 13, […]

Why global health work should be incorporated into family medicine residency training

Papanicolaou test

A resident’s perspective on why global health work should be incorporated into family medicine residency training Author: Sweeney, Sarah We sat in a circle in the front room of a simple cement home – a family physician and a social worker both with decades of experience in global health work, me, a second year family […]

HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention program in northern Uganda

Traditional knowledge in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention program in northern Uganda

Traditional knowledge in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention program in northern Uganda pp. 46-52(7) Author: Akena, Francis Adyanga Uganda’s health care sector is choking with various challenges, such as poor physical infrastructure, inadequate professionals to run the few existing health centers, poor culture of adherence to professional ethical standards by some health care practitioners, shortages of […]

Integration of community health workers into health systems in developing countries

Integration of community health workers into health systems in developing countries: Opportunities and challenges

Integration of community health workers into health systems in developing countries: Opportunities and challenges Authors: Asweto, Collins Otieno; Alzain, Mohamed Ali; Andrea, Sebastian; Alexander, Rachel; Wang, Wei Developing countries have the potential to reach vulnerable and underserved populations marginalized by the country’s health care systems by way of community health workers (CHWs). It is imperative […]

Performing arts as a social technology for community health promotion in northern Ghana

performing arts in northern Ghana

Performing arts as a social technology for community health promotion in northern Ghana Authors: Frishkopf, Michael; Hamze, Hasan; Alhassan, Mubarak; Zukpeni, Ibrahim Abukari; Abu, Sulemana; Zakus, David Objective: We present first-phase results of a performing arts public health intervention, ‘Singing and Dancing for Health,’ aiming to promote healthier behaviors in Ghana’s impoverished Northern Region. We […]

Conversations in accountability: Perspectives from three charities

Conversations in accountability: Perspectives from three charities

Conversations in accountability: Perspectives from three charities Author: Kirsch, David  Objective: The conversations in accountability were designed to gain an understanding of the use and changes to accountability in charities over time, including learning how results are measured. Methods: As part of a larger study which investigated accountability in charities working to reduce mortality of […]

Unregulated health care workers in the care of aging populations

Unregulated health care workers in the care of aging populations: Similarities and differences between Brazil and Canada

Unregulated health care workers in the care of aging populations: Similarities and differences between Brazil and Canada Authors: Veras, Mirella; Paquet, Nicole; Oliveira, Eliany N.; Zakus, David; Deonandan, Raywat; Pottie, Kevin The world’s population is rapidly aging. Unregulated health care workers (UHCWs) are emerging as a potentially important workforce in the care of older adults. […]