Universal coverage and equity

26 June 2019

A matter of fragility

2019-08-26T16:57:17+02:0026 June 2019|

Zangrando M., Putoto G.
Sistema Salute. La rivista italiana di educazione sanitaria e promozione della salute, Cultura e Salute Editore, Perugia – June 2019

Objectives: The term "migration" is often present in the current public debate, in particular with regard to the crisis of migrants in Europe. The present intervention aims to provide an account of internal and external migration throughout Africa Methodology: after a review of the quantitative data available on the phenomenon of migrations taking place at [...]

1 January 2018

Assessing the feasibility of community health insurance in Uganda: A mixedmethods exploratory analysis

2018-05-25T16:06:09+02:001 January 2018|

Biggeri M., Nannini M., Putoto G.
Social Science & Medicine, 2018 January

Community health insurance (CHI) is an innovative tool for providing financial protection and facilitating access to health services for poor rural populations in middle- and low-income countries. Within the framework of the different types of community prepayment schemes that can be implemented in limited-resource settings, CUAMM conducted a feasibility study in the rural district of [...]

1 March 2017

Development Cooperation: Which Role in Combating Tuberculosis?

2017-03-01T11:31:00+02:001 March 2017|

Di Gennaro F., Pizzol D.
Mycobacterial Diseases, 2017 March

Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. An estimated 10.4 million people were diagnosed with TB worldwide in 2015, and incidence and mortality rates are significantly higher in low and middle income countries; For this reason, a number of collaborations were started to reduce the rate of people suffering from [...]

1 March 2017

Gender Inequalities in Remote Settings: Analysis of 105,025 Medical Records of a Rural Hospital in Ethiopia (2005–2015)

2017-03-01T11:16:21+02:001 March 2017|

Accorsi S., Somigliana E., Farese P., Ademe T., Desta Y., Putoto G., Manenti F.
Journal of Community Health, 2017 March

This retrospective study conducted in a nonprofit hospital in Ethiopia clearly shows that gender inequality persists in sub-Saharan Africa. The study collected data on 105,025 patients who used the services of the private hospital, between 2005 and 2015, where the cost of care has been supported externally since 2001. More women (61.9%) than men were [...]

1 January 2017

Laparostomy in a rural hospital: an African case report for a very important tool to be spread and increased

2017-01-01T11:22:08+02:001 January 2017|

Arzu G.D., Conventi R., Putoto G., Onapa E.
Journal of Peritoneum, 2017 January

Laparostomy is a surgical technique enabling the surgeon to leave abdominal fascial edges opened after a laparotomy. This is a useful tool that can be very important in patients with intraabdominal hypertension. Conditions to proceed with the open abdomen operation include: trauma, severe abdominal sepsis, intestinal infarction, and vascular surgery in order to avoid abdominal [...]

8 September 2016

Information and communications technologies in low and middle-income countries: survey results on economic development and health

2017-08-11T15:21:13+02:008 September 2016|

Quaglio G., Dario C., Karapiperis T., Delponte L., Mccormack S., Tomson G., Micheletti G.,Bonnardot L., Putoto G., Zanaboni P.
Health Policy and Technology, 2016 December

Even as information and communications technologies (ICT) become more widespread even in low-resource countries, a significant gap still exists compared with more developed countries. In Africa, for example, only 22% of the population has access to the Internet compared with 77% in Europe. Based on a survey of experts from various fields, this study examined [...]