Dr Suwit Wibulpolprasert delivers inaugural Global Health and Development lecture at Imperial College

By Susie Colville Oct. 4, 2016

The newly formed Global Health and Development Group at Imperial College London welcomed Thai general practitioner and public health policy advocate, Dr Suwit Wibulpolprasert as the first guest speaker for a Global Health and Development lecture series, the first of its kind at the College. Dr Suwit spoke about the Thai experience of achieving universal access to affordable quality healthcare, outlining some of the challenges faced …

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 …

Quality Indicators in Mexico

Mar. 30, 2016

About the project Between 2001 and 2006, a national set of quality indicators known as INDICAS (Sistema Nacional de Indicadores de Calidad en Salud) were developed by the Mexican government. The government has implemented many initiatives on the use of quality indicators and their role in performance monitoring.  A key aim of the governments initiatives is to support the use of INDICAS within institutions …

Work in India at Central level

By Françoise Cluzeau Dec. 17, 2014

December 2014 The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) is the Government of India health insurance scheme for families below the poverty line (BPL), with over 37 million families currently enrolled. RSBY covers a range of inpatient services and surgical procedures, provided by a network of private and public hospitals and reimbursed on a fee-for-service basis with defined benefits packages (bundle …