Charles Ok Pannenborg

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BACKGROUND The Global Forum 2015 panel session dialogue entitled "From evidence to policy - thinking outside the box" was held on 26 August 2015 in the Philippines to debate why evidence was not fully translated into policy and practice and what could be done to increase its uptake. This paper reports the reasons and possible actions for increasing the(More)
The evolution of international health is showing increasing symptoms of decline. The paradigms of world health crystallized into a clear system of international health relations in the post-war period (1945-1960), based upon the tenet to preserve and promote peace, culminating in the establishment and effectiveness of the World Health Organization (WHO).(More)
This paper examines the characteristics of the process of innovation as applied to a range of contraceptive technologies. Whereas the understanding of how and why innovation works or does not work has grown in the past few decades in such professional fields as electronics, aviation, and optics, only the first attempts are currently under way in medicine.(More)
Throughout history there has been a constant interaction between the presence or absence of technological developments and demography. Technology in general and health technologies in particular have contributed to substantial changes in the demographic situation to the extent that even the morbidity and mortality patterns have adapted to technological(More)
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