Search for dissertations about: "low- and middle- income countries"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 81 swedish dissertations containing the words low- and middle- income countries.

  1. 1. Integration of national community-based health worker programmes in health systems : Lessons learned from Zambia and other low and middle income countries

    Author : Joseph Mumba Zulu; Anna-Karin Hurtig; John Kinsman; Charles Michelo; Helen Schneider; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Human resources for health; National community-based health workers; Health Innovations; Integration; Health Systems; Low and middle income countries; Zambia.; folkhälsa; Public health;

    Abstract : Background: To address the huge human resources for health (HRH) crisis that Zambia and other low and middle income countries (LMICs) are experiencing, most LMICs have engaged the services of small scale community-based health worker (CBHW) programmes. However, several challenges affect the CBHWs’ ability to deliver services. READ MORE

  2. 2. Essays on International Health Economics: The Role of Health Insurance in Health Care Financing in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

    Author : Björn Ekman; Socialepidemiologi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Low- and middle-income country; Health insurance; Health financing; Samhällsvetenskaper; Social sciences; Econometric analysis; Equity;

    Abstract : The thesis consists of an introductory chapter and four independent research papers, summarized as follows. The introductory chapter discusses the role of economics in international health and the policy contributions of each of the particular papers. In addition, the data and the methods that have been used are discussed. READ MORE

  3. 3. Unresolved Controversies in Child Pneumonia in low and middle income Countries

    Author : Nick Brown; Andreas Mårtensson; Mats Målqvist; Stephen Allen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Paediatrics; pneumonia; global health; antibiotics; poverty; risk scoring; Pediatrik; Pediatrics; Epidemiologi; Epidemiology;

    Abstract : There has been a fall globally in pneumonia-related fatality in children during the Millennium Development and early Sustainable Development Goal era.However, pneumonia remains the single largest contributor to mortality with issues including antibiotic resistance, pollution, a change in infective epidemiology, equipoise over effects of adjunctive treatments and identification of sick, decompensating children. READ MORE

  4. 4. Growth and Survival : Child Health Disparities and Early Life Adversity in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Author : Omar Karlsson; Centrum för ekonomisk demografi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; child health; under-mortality; sub-Saharan Africa; low-and-middle-income countries; parental factors;

    Abstract : Sound physical health is a critical component of the human development process, wherein early life and childhood are pivotal periods. Although child health in sub-Saharan Africa has been improving for the past few decades, the region still has the highest mortality rate for children under five as well as high levels of child morbidity. READ MORE

  5. 5. Diarrhoeal diseases in low- and middle-income countries : trends, management and control

    Author : Birger C Forsberg; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Diarrhoea; Case management; ORT; Diarrhoea morbidity; Brazil; Low- and middle-income countries; Community; Households; Primary care;

    Abstract : Background: Diarrhoeal diseases constitute a major disease burden on children in low- and middle-income countries (LMC), with an estimated 2 million 0-4 years old dying annually due to diarrhoea. Dehydration is the main cause of these deaths. An oral remedy based on glucose and sodium to treat dehydration was developed in the 1960s. READ MORE