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2012-02-20 20:27:21

Quality improvement program improves asthma outcomes and saves $1.46 for every dollar spent Nearly 1 in 10 children have asthma, according to government statistics, and in low-income parts of Boston, nearly 16 percent of children are affected. A program called the Community Asthma Initiative (CAI), developed and implemented in 2005 by clinicians at Children's Hospital Boston, demonstrates the potential to dramatically reduce hospitalization and emergency department visits for asthma --...

2011-11-16 08:45:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Children treated at home for pnemonia are more likely to recover than children referred to health facilities, according to this study by Pakistan´s "Lady Health Workers". Roughly 1.4 million children under age 5 die annually from the disease–99 percent of them in the developing world, making pnemonia the leading cause of death in childhood. "Pneumonia is highly treatable with inexpensive antibiotics, yet it remains the world's number-one killer of...

2011-11-11 14:20:55

In a breakthrough study published online today in The Lancet, researchers from Boston University, Save the Children and the WHO found that young children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan's network of "lady health workers" were more likely to get well than children referred to health facilities. The finding could save thousands of children's lives every year. Pneumonia is the leading cause of death of young children around the world, killing some 1.4 million children under...

2011-11-11 14:19:24

Results to be published right before World Pneumonia Day Children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan's "Lady Health Workers" were more likely to recover than children referred to health facilities, Save the Children found in a USAID-funded, WHO-coordinated study published in The Lancet medical journal today. The results come the day before World Pneumonia Day, which aims to focus the world's attention on the leading cause of child death. Roughly 1.4 million children under...

2011-06-23 20:08:34

New study shows certain setttings and racial-ethnic parity strengthen beneficial effect Education, referrals, support and other interventions by community health workers improve rates of screening mammography in the United States "“ especially in medical and urban settings and among women whose race and ethnicity is similar to that of the community health workers serving them. Researchers at the University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center, and Georgia Southern University reported...

2011-01-05 13:11:05

While some community-based interventions to prevent the 3.2 million annual deaths due to stillbirth have proved effective in controlled settings and specific contexts, there is an enormous challenge in bringing these interventions to scale. A new analysis in this week's PLoS Medicine addresses this "implementation research challenge" by identifying key priorities for research and action. Asha George from UNICEF, New York, USA and a group of international colleagues used the Child Health and...

2010-11-30 13:15:05

Giving emergency artesunate suppositories to children with suspected severe malaria before referring them for treatment is a cost-effective intervention that can substantially improve the management of childhood malaria in remote African settings, according to a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health [BUSPH] researcher Yesim Tozan, PhD, (link to profile: http://sph.bu.edu/tozan) The study, which appears online Nov. 29 in The Lancet , builds on previous research that found...

2010-10-11 11:56:00

Newly released report chronicles successes of 10-year collaboration to improve health EAGAN, Minn., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --In a report released this week, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation highlights the accomplishments of a collaborative effort to improve the health of underserved populations through the training and use of community health workers, titled Community health workers in Minnesota: Bridging barriers, expanding access, improving health....

2010-09-21 22:08:33

Anti-malarial drugs are being used inappropriately for sick children in Zambia with fevers and difficulty breathing "“ a problem that can be addressed by arming community health workers with a simple rapid-diagnostic test and a supply of antibiotics, a study led by a team of Boston University School of Public Health [BUSPH] researchers has found. In the study, published online Sept. 21 in PLoS Medicine, the research team from the Center for Global Health and Development at BUSPH...


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