Universal coverage and equity

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+01:001 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+01:001 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+01:001 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 [...]

1 June 2016

On the way to universal coverage of maternal services in Iringa rural District in Tanzania. Who is yet to be reached?

2016-06-01T11:18:00+02:001 June 2016|

Straneo M., Fogliati P., Pellis I., Goodman C., Dalla Riva D., Kisika F., Mpuya E., Putoto G.
African Health Sciences, 2016 June

This study sought to assess the effectiveness of new strategies for tackling maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa including an expansion of reproductive health care coverage especially in areas where more vulnerable women lack access to primary health care services. The data was collected in Tanzania through household surveys of 464 recently-pregnant women in an area [...]

1 June 2014

Calling on Europe to support operational research in low-income and middle-income countries.

2017-08-11T15:03:53+02:001 June 2014|

Quaglio G., Ramsay A., Harries A.D., Karapiperis T., Putoto G., Dye C., Olesen O.F., Tomson G., Zachariah R.
Lancet Global Health. 2014 June

Operational research in the field of public health, meant as the study of strategies, inventions, tools and knowledge that can improve the quality and effectiveness of healthcare services, is taking on growing importance, essential for planning strategies and invention to improve the healthcare system. Especially in low-income and middle-income countries, research is often not matched [...]

1 April 2014

Describing differences in disease patterns between females and males across age groups: analysis of 54,519 medical records of in-patients admitted to Wolisso Hospital (2005-2011)

2014-04-01T18:22:06+02:001 April 2014|

Accorsi S., Seifu A., Farese P., Shiferaw B., Manenti F.
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ministry of Health, 2014 April

The difference between men and women in health and access to healthcare treatments is a focus of national and international study. However, significant efforts are lacking to gather information that allow for an adequate response in the field, particularly in contexts with limited resources. The study, published in the first 2014 issue of the quarterly [...]

5 February 2014

International child health elective for pediatric residents.

2014-02-05T15:37:50+01:005 February 2014|

Da Dalt L., Putoto G., Carraro D., Gatta A., Baraldi E., Perilongo G.
Italian journal of Pediatrics. 2014 February

The growing awareness of global health's importance in the careers of young doctors has led to the incorporation of international training in many medical, pre- and post-graduate programs. The goal is to train a new generation of doctors who are multicultural and aware of global dynamics, including in the healthcare field. Despite these programs' advantages, [...]