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Feb. 3, 2021

TeNDER successfully completes pre-piloting phase. An Integrated Health Care model for patients with neurodegenerative and cardiovascular conditions

affecTive basEd iNtegrateD carE for betteR Quality of Life (TeNDER) is a multi-sectoral project funded by Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (end 2019 to end 2022), to develop an integrated care model to manage multi-morbidity in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (and other forms of dementia), Parkinson’s disease, and cardiovascular disease. By combining user-friendly technologies and substantial research experience, TeNDER project aims to help improve the quality of life of patients and those who surround them. Moreover, it will test ways to ease communication between different health and care providers who treat patients with ...

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Jan. 14, 2021

Emerging Researchers and Professionals in Integrated Care (ERPIC) to launch a Journal Club

In 2021, Emerging Researchers and Professionals in Integrated Care (ERPIC) is preparing to launch a new networking activity: ERPIC Journal Club! Beginning in February, every 2 months the ERPIC Journal Club will host discussion sessions with the author(s) of foundational academic articles on integrated care. Details will follow.

In March 2021, the second round of the ERPIC Mentorship Program will commence. A call will be advertised for Mentors and Mentees in January.

Book reviews are still open! In collaboration with the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC), a list of books on integrated care to be reviewed is available ...

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May 22, 2020

Community Responses to COVID-19: From the Horn of Africa to the Solomon Islands

While this pandemic has the potential to fracture societies, it is the resilience, solidarity, strength, and ingenuity of communities that will help overcome this crisis.

Highlights

  • Community-driven development (CDD) programs, which put people at the center of designing their own solutions, are a critical part of the World Bank’s response to the global COVID-19 crisis.
  • The Bank is supporting countries in Horn of Africa and in Solomon Islands through CDD programs that are delivering cash and basic services to the most vulnerable.
  • To tackle a crisis of this magnitude and scale, countries need an equitable, whole-of-society approach, which lies ...

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May 22, 2020

Call for an expression of interest: Behavioural, social and economic impacts of the outbreak response

The European Commission´s second call for an Expression of Interest for innovative and rapid health-related approaches to respond to COVID-19 and to deliver quick results for society for a higher level of preparedness of health systems:

Proposals should focus on lessons learnt: they should i) address how to mitigate social and economic impacts of the outbreak response related to health systems; ii) identify non-intended consequences of epidemic-control decisions; and iii) provide answers to social, including gendered, dynamics of the outbreak and the related public health response.

In particular, in their proposals the applicants are encouraged to integrate multiple medical ...

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May 20, 2020

WHO and Costa Rica preview technology pooling initiative to ensure access to COVID-19 health products for all

Presidents Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica and Sebastián Piñera of Chile joined WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to announce progress on a technology platform that aims to lift access barriers to effective vaccines, medicines and other health products against COVID-19.

The platform will pool data, knowledge and intellectual property for existing or new COVID-19 health products to deliver ‘global public goods’ for all people and all countries. Through the open sharing of science and data, numerous companies will be able to access the information they need to produce the technologies, thereby scaling up availability worldwide, lowering ...

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May 15, 2020

WHO academy (coming in 2021): Revolutionizing lifelong learning in health

 

A revolution is underway in adult learning. New and more effective methods of conveying knowledge and skills to working people. New technologies like artificial intelligence and virtual reality.  Experiential learning approaches that recognize what trainees already know while offering a more immersive, effective and impactful learning experience.

A new focus on learning for impact and building competencies to make the world a healthier place.  

The establishment of the WHO Academy, based in Lyon, France, is planned for launch in May 2021. The state-of-the-art lifelong learning centre, will apply the latest technologies and adult learning science to meet the learning needs ...

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Dec. 19, 2019

Consultation on the Handbook on Social Participation for UHC for civil society

UHC2030, WHO and the UHC Partnership have launched a consultation for civil society to provide substantial feedback on the contents of the Handbook on Social Participation for UHC. The ‘Handbook on Social Participation for UHC’ will provide specific best practice guidance to policymakers on how to effectively and meaningfully engage with populations, civil society and communities for policy- and decision-making.

The Handbook is in an advanced stage of development and your views would be useful to shape the final document. Currently, you can comment on the overview of five of the chapters through a survey until February 2020.

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Dec. 19, 2019

Survey on what people value in integrated health services in the European region launched

In collaboration with the World Health Organization, Tilburg University and Vilans have launched a European survey researching what values matter to different people in integrated health services. The web-based survey is aimed at a broad variety of stakeholders: users, informal carers, professionals, managers, policymakers and researchers in the European region. The survey is available in English and will take no more than approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. All information recorded is confidential, and names are not being included.

It is of huge importance to include the views of informal carers in the study. So if you are an informal carer ...

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Nov. 26, 2019

Launch of online training in person-centred care

A free online training course in person-centred care in English is now being launched. The purpose is to give health care sector staff tools to help themselves to start working in a person-centred way.

Globally there is a strong trend towards more person-centred care, involving a partnership between the patient, the patient’s family and the care professionals. Person-centred care means listening to the patient’s own narrative and using it alongside other examinations and tests as the basis for a health plan.

Irma Lindström Kjellberg, Senior Adviser at the University of Gothenburg Centre för Person-Centred Care, GPCC ...

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Nov. 26, 2019

Release of USAID ASSIST publications on promoting IPCHS in Mali and South Africa

The Integrated Health Services (formerly Service Delivery and Safety) department has collaborated with the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project to contribute to the development of integrated and people-centred health services (IPCHS) in different contexts and settings, including South Africa and Mali.

In Mali, work to improve the adoption of people-centred approaches in clinical consultations by health providers during pregnancy and delivery has been undertaken in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. In South Africa, collaboration has focused on HIV, and specifically, on how to promote patient-centredness in HIV services.


Reports describing both collaborations have been ...

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