New Study Finds No Link between HIV Infection and Contraceptive Methods

Dating back to 25 years since the HIV epidemic took hold in many countries, research studies suggested a possible increased risk of HIV acquisition for women using progestogen-only injectables like DMPA-intramuscular (DMPA-IM), Levonorgestrel and Copper-bearing IUD. However, it was not possible to determine whether HIV infections were due to the... Read more

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Dangers of Falsified and Substandard Medicines

The effects of trade in falsified and substandard medicines are undeniable. Developing countries are particularly affected since they are easy targets for the illegal trade of falsified and substandard medicines due to insufficient regulations and controls as well as limited access to health care. This publication outlines some dangers and... Read more

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Digital Health Investment Review Tool

Over time, digital health investments have been made without the needed time or resources to develop a technical knowledge of information and communications technologies. The Digital Health Investment Review Tool will provide users guidance on implementing and monitoring activities to integrate best practices in digital health programs from inception to... Read more

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WHO Releases First Guideline on Digital Health Interventions and other Publications on Digital Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new recommendations on ways that countries can use digital health technology accessible through mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve health and essential services. Read more about it here. Below are other publications by WHO on digital health. WHO Guideline: Recommendations on Digital... Read more

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WHO Releases the 5 Moments for Medication Safety Tool

Following the implementation of the third WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm, WHO has released the Medication for Safety Tool to engage and empower patients to be involved in their own care; and reduce medication-related harm. Read more about this here.... Read more

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Promising Pathways to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a path filled with promises of good health and equity for all, yet remains one less traveled. This article shows how reliable data, innovation and getting more value for money (smart purchasing) are critical to achieving UHC. Read more on AllAfrica.... Read more

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Fighting Counterfeit Products

Pharmaceutical supply chains struggles with the issues of counterfeiting and substandard products. New technologies and approaches help to secure products by standardizing information flow and safeguarding authenticity, thus, preventing illness and death. Read more on Inbound Logistics.... Read more

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Improving Global Health Supply Chains through Traceability

Health supply chains function poorly in many low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) due to traceability challenges. Digital technologies that help to “track and trace” the movement of medicines through the supply chain offer multiple advantages. Read more here.... Read more

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Expanding Global Access to Essential Medicines

Access to quality-assured medical products improves health and saves lives. However, one-third of the world’s population lacks timely access to quality-assured medicines. This key paper outlines strategies and recommendations to address the critical challenges that national regulatory authorities face. Read more here.... Read more

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