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  • Ben-Zion Kryger, Yad-Haniktafim Chairman, +20 authors Sabine Van Tuyll Van Serooskerken
  • 2004
Our roads, which are meant to take us places, often become venues of loss and sources of sorrow. Friends for Life, India, appreciates and supports the initiative WHO is taking to make the world a safer, more responsible place in which to live. We, the surviving relatives of the victims of road accidents, appreciate the initiative of WHO and the publication(More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to the World Health Organization, will surpass many diseases as the major cause of death and disability by the year 2020. With an estimated 10 million people affected annually by TBI, the burden of mortality and morbidity that this condition imposes on society, makes TBI a pressing public health and medical problem.(More)
Community case management (CCM) is a promising task-shifting strategy for expanding treatment of childhood illness that is increasingly adopted by low-income countries. Its success depends in part on how the strategy is perceived by those responsible for its implementation. This study uses qualitative methods to explore health workers' and managers'(More)
Effective interventions exist for many priority health problems in low income countries; prices are falling, and funds are increasing. However, progress towards agreed health goals remains slow. There is increasing consensus that stronger health systems are key to achieving improved health outcomes. There is much less agreement on quite how to strengthen(More)
The objective of this empirical study was to understand the perspectives and attitudes of policy-makers towards the use and impact of research in the health sector in low- and middle-income countries. The study used data from 83 semi-structured, in-depth interviews conducted with purposively selected policy-makers at the national level in Argentina, Egypt,(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent estimates suggest that malnutrition (measured as poor anthropometric status) is associated with about 50% of all deaths among children. Although the association between malnutrition and all-cause mortality is well documented, the malnutrition-related risk of death associated with specific diseases is less well described. We reviewed(More)
Emergency medical care is not a luxury for rich countries or rich individuals in poor countries. This paper makes the point that emergency care can make an important contribution to reducing avoidable death and disability in low- and middle-income countries. But emergency care needs to be planned well and supported at all levels--at the national, provincial(More)
Undernutrition, as measured by underweight status, has been associated with substantially increased risk of childhood mortality worldwide, but the magnitude of its effect on specific causes of mortality and morbidity has been less well described. We reviewed extant data and conducted statistical meta-analyses in order to determine the relative risk of(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify and estimate the population costs and effects of a selected set of enforcement strategies for reducing the burden of road traffic injuries in developing countries. DESIGN Cost effectiveness analysis based on an epidemiological model. SETTING Two epidemiologically defined World Health Organization sub-regions of the world: countries(More)