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Health system indicators everywhere! Will we know success when we see it?

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I am attending the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town this week. The central focus and theme of the conference this year is on people-centered health systems, putting patients, their families, and communities at the center of everything that we do. Intersecting this goal is, of course, a need to measure […]

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World Pneumonia Day 2012

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Today is World Pneumonia Day. While #WPD2012 should lead us to be optimistic about the capabilities we have to prevent and treat pneumonia around the world, it also provides a solemn reminder that despite being preventable and treatable, pneumonia continues to be the leading cause of death in children. Looking back at the past year, […]

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Eliminating the Harms of Counterfeit and Substandard Medicines in Anesthesia

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Poor-quality medicines are found all over the world, and can be of poor quality for a variety of reasons: they might be made with poor-quality chemicals, they may contain toxic substances instead of the proper active ingredients, they may contain inactive or ineffective preparations, or they might be deliberately mislabeled. The World Health Organization calls […]

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