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Implementing Diabetic Foot Quality Standards in Mumbai

Dr Satish Mishra, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai Dec. 12, 2017

The implementation of diabetic foot quality standards (QS) within primary care in Mumbai, supported by iDSI, has resulted in the identification of patients at risk of neuropathy who may have otherwise gone undetected. Between April-October 2017 842 diabetes patients that attended Dispensary 9 at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre had their feet examined once by physicians that had received additional …

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iDSI’s vision: everyone should have access to quality healthcare

By Ryan Li Oct. 6, 2017

In our final installment of posts that highlights the new features of the iDSI website, Dr. Ryan Li introduces the Resources section – focusing on the principles for developing clinical quality standards in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).   I remember very vividly two of the hospitals I visited in Vietnam, during my first field trip as a global …

Improving antibiotic prescribing for COPD and pneumonia in Vietnam

By Ryan Li Jul. 1, 2016

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is increasingly recognised as a global health threat. However the scientific and political consensus is still emerging on how best to translate antimicrobial stewardship approaches into policy and practice in low- and middle-income countries, where ensuring access to appropriate antibiotics may remain a challenge and a potentially conflicting policy priority.

Workshop Maternal health Quality Standards in the South African Context

Else Krajenbrink Apr. 15, 2016

Maternal Health is a major health priority in South Africa. The National Department of Health’s National Maternity Guidelines provide a comprehensive guide to all aspects of maternity care, from early prenatal care, acute management of delivery and post-partum care. It is expected that adherence to the guidelines would have substantial impact on maternal and new-born outcomes, however, nationally consistent implementation …

Quality Standards for Maternal Care in India

Mar. 31, 2016

Between 2012-2014, NICE International (iDSI), the Government of Kerala and the Kerala Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (KFOG) worked in partnership to develop and implement quality standards for maternal mortality. Future work under iDSI will continue to explore opportunities for development of evidence-based guidance and policies through established links with local and national level organisations. See below for latest news, further background …

Supporting India’s efforts towards Universal Health Coverage

By Françoise Cluzeau Jan. 14, 2016

NICE International has been providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at central and state level since 2009. Through the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) it is active in three areas: 1.  Health Technology Assessment Under the terms of the partnership MoU between NICE and the MoHFW Department of Health Research (DHR), and linking to the …

Workshop to develop quality standards for antimicrobial resistance in Hanoi

By Françoise Cluzeau Jan. 6, 2016

In December 2015 Dr Francoise Cluzeau, NICE International travelled to Hanoi for the second in a series of workshops for the UK/Vietnam Partner Driven Collaboration entitled “Towards an evidence based National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Vietnam”. This collaboration aims to create an evidence informed methodology and governed working processes to develop and implement policies and guidelines for controlling AMR in Vietnam. It …

The musings of a NICE International intern from when a Vietnamese delegation came to visit

Ashok Manandhar Nov. 27, 2015

On the 19th of December 2015, NICE International host a 21-strong Vietnamese delegation headed by Professor Phạm Lê Tuấn, Vice Minister of Health, and as a young intern the whole experience was fascinating for me. The delegation comprised a number of heads of departments, directors and senior officials who formed a broad spectrum of Vietnamese health policy makers, seeking to …

Towards an evidence-based National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance in Vietnam

By Françoise Cluzeau , Ashok Manandhar Nov. 25, 2015

Since August 2015, NICE International, an iDSI core partner, has been involved in a two-year collaboration to develop the existing National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Vietnam, funded by the Newton Fund. This project brings together the Vietnamese Ministry of Health, National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, and the Health Strategy and Policy Institute (HSPI) with the Oxford University …