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Effect on maternal and child health services in Rwanda of payment to primary health-care providers for performance: an impact evaluation
BACKGROUND Evidence about the best methods with which to accelerate progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals is urgently needed. We assessed the effect of performance-based paymentExpand
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Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-years for 32 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2015: A Systematic
Importance Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Current estimates on the burden of cancer are needed for cancer control planning. Objective To estimate mortality, incidence, yearsExpand
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Achieving high coverage in Rwanda's national human papillomavirus vaccination programme.
PROBLEM Virtually all women who have cervical cancer are infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV). Of the 275,000 women who die from cervical cancer every year, 88% live in developing countries.Expand
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Designing and Implementing an Innovative SMS-based alert system (RapidSMS-MCH) to monitor pregnancy and reduce maternal and child deaths in Rwanda
Introduction With the continuous growth of mobile network coverage and unprecedented penetration of mobile devices in the developing world, several mHealth initiatives are being implemented inExpand
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Towards Universal Health Coverage: An Evaluation of Rwanda Mutuelles in Its First Eight Years
Background Mutuelles is a community-based health insurance program, established since 1999 by the Government of Rwanda as a key component of the national health strategy on providing universal healthExpand
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Task Shifting for Scale-up of HIV Care: Evaluation of Nurse-Centered Antiretroviral Treatment at Rural Health Centers in Rwanda
Fabienne Shumbusho and colleagues evaluate a task-shifting model of nurse-centered antiretroviral treatment prescribing in rural primary health centers in Rwanda and find that nurses can effectivelyExpand
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Rwanda 20 years on: investing in life
Two decades ago, the genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda led to the deaths of 1 million people, and the displacement of millions more. Injury and trauma were followed by the effects of a devastatedExpand
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Rwanda’s evolving community health worker system: a qualitative assessment of client and provider perspectives
BackgroundCommunity health workers (CHWs) can play important roles in primary health care delivery, particularly in settings of health workforce shortages. However, little is known about CHWs’Expand
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The human resources for health program in Rwanda--new partnership.
The authors discuss the Human Resources for Health Program, which is working to improve the quality and quantity of health professionals in Rwanda by means of sustained collaborations with U.S.Expand
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Integrating HIV clinical services into primary health care in Rwanda: a measure of quantitative effects
Abstract Background. With the intensive scale-up of care and treatment for HIV/AIDS in developing countries, some fear that intensified attention to HIV programs may overwhelm health care systems andExpand
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