Learn More
  • 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)
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)
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)
Domestic violence among pregnant women is a global health issue. This study systemically reviews the literature to estimate the prevalence of violence against pregnant women in developing countries. Prevalence of violence among pregnant women in developing countries ranges from 4% to 29%. The main risk factors found for abuse during pregnancy were belonging(More)
OBJECTIVES Future Health Systems: Innovations for Equity (FHS) is working in six partner countries in Asia and Africa, focusing on strengthening the research-policy interface in relation to specific health system research projects. These projects present an opportunity to study the influence of stakeholders on research and policy processes. STUDY DESIGN(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)
According to the World Health Organization, unintentional injuries were responsible for over 3.9 million deaths and over 138 million disability-adjusted life-years in 2004, with over 90% of those occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). This paper utilizes the year 2004 World Health Organization Global Burden of Disease Study estimates to(More)
OBJECTIVES This paper presents the background and rationale for a composite indicator, healthy life-year (HeaLY), that incorporates mortality and morbidity into a single number. HeaLY is compared with the disability-adjusted life-year (DALY) indicator, to demonstrate the relative simplicity and ease of use of the former. METHODS Data collected by the(More)