10 October 2013
Paper entitled "Distribution of selected healthcare resources for influenza pandemic response in Cambodia", has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health
Sara U Schwanke Khilji, James W Rudge, Tom Drake, Irwin Chavez, Khieu Borin, Sok Touch and Richard Coker authored the paper entitled "Distribution of selected healthcare resources for influenza pandemic response in Cambodia", which has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2013, 12:82 doi:10.1186/1475-9276-12-82
Human influenza infection poses a serious public health threat in Cambodia, a country at risk for the emergence and spread of novel influenza viruses with pandemic potential. Prior pandemics demonstrated the adverse impact of influenza on poor communities in developing countries. Investigation of healthcare resource distribution can inform decisions regarding resource mobilization and investment for pandemic mitigation.
The paper is available online here.
17 September 2013
CAP-TB launches new online Knowledge Gateway
CAP-TB has launched a new website that will serve as an information hub, library, and news center for the work of partners and other TB experts. If you work in global health, TB, or manage public health efforts in Asia, the site will be consistently useful to you.
Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis (CAP-TB) is a five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to help to reduce the incidence and mortality related to Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB.) The project supports activities in partnership with the National TB Programs (NTPs) and local organizations in Myanmar, China, and Thailand.
The project, which runs from October 2011-October 2016, aims to reduce MDR-TB-related incidence and mortality in these three target countries.
Professor Richard Coker, a noted researcher from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. As partners of the CAP-TB team, Professor Coker and his team will use macro-economic modeling to analyze different funding allocations and their impact on TB control. These analyses will help to ensure that project and national/provincial TB program efforts are directed toward maximul effect.
CAP-TB's Chief of Party, Dr.Anh Innes
Visit the site at: www.cap-tb.org.