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  • Africa Health Television

    Africa Health Television is Africa's first 24 hour health television, broadcasting on Startimes Channel 127 and GoTV channel 833 and more recently Daarsat Channel 108 and seen all over Nigeria and in 19 other African Countries.

  • Ebola in West Africa — First 9 Months of the Epidemic and Forward Projections

    Assuming no change in the control measures for this epidemic, by November 2, 2014, the cumulative reported numbers of confirmed and probable cases are predicted to be 5740 in Guinea, 9890 in Liberia, and 5000 in Sierra Leone, exceeding 20,000 in total. Data indicates that without drastic improvements in control measures, the numbers of cases of and deaths from EVD are expected to continue increasing from hundreds to thousands per week in the coming months.

  • Global Business Coalition on HIV AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

    A case study by Booz Allen Hamilton on use of simulation techniques to develop a model that evaluated the health, economic and societal impact of HIV AIDS prevalence. The model also provides real-time feedback of the actions taken. The simulation identified high-impact areas; in some cases results were translated into real programs

  • Research and Development of the Ebola vaccine (rVSVN4CT1)

    The Department of Health and Human Services awarded an $8.2 million contract to Baltimore-based Profectus BioSciences Inc. for research and development of an Ebola vaccine proven 100 percent effective in animal tests, according to the company. Elleen Kane, an HHS spokeswoman, said the contract is for animal studies but did not provide any further details.

  • The Power of 1.8 Billion

    Provides a broad and comprehensive overview on the social and health status of youth and adolescence, including HIV.

  • UNITAID profile

    Evidence to Policy Initiative (E2Pi) conducts evidence synthesis and policy analysis on the financing, governance, and architecture of global health aid, with a goal of helping make aid “smarter”—more efficient, effective, and sustainable. This page focuses on bilateral and multilateral financing organizations, particularly UNITAID.UNITAID is an innovative financing mechanism that raises new funds for global health and complements existing initiatives targeting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria.

  • Home Care Providers in the US Market Research

    Despite strong past growth, industry funding from government sources has come under intense pressure in recent years. Nevertheless, strong and steady revenue growth seems likely for the Home Care Providers industry in the next five years, as a result of an aging population and increasing interest in home healthcare... purchase to read more During the past five years, industry growth has been fostered by an aging US population, the prevalence of chronic disease, growing physician acceptance of home care, medical advancements and a movement toward cost-efficient treatment options from public and private payers. In the next five years, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement cuts will continue to seriously threaten the industry.

  • Why India should become a global leader in high-quality, affordable TB diagnostics

    India could/should become an industry leader in TB control.

  • Ebola response in ‘high-gear’ as UN official warns ‘things will get worse before they improve’

    The United Nations continues to ramp-up its Ebola response, reaching more than 530,000 people with food assistance in hard-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, and, in the latter country, gathering survivors for a meeting to help deal with the psychological aftermath and stigma they face re-entering their communities. About 96 per cent of the 1,400 households surveyed in a recent UNICEF study reported some discriminatory attitude toward people with suspected or confirmed Ebola. About 76 per cent said they would not welcome an Ebola survivor back into their community.

  • Attention to Local Health Burden and the Global Disparity of Health Research

    Many of the health needs in less developed countries do not attract attention among developed country researchers who produce the vast majority of global health knowledge—including clinical trials—in response to their own local needs. This raises concern about the amount of knowledge relevant to poor populations deficient in their own research infrastructure.

  • Girl-Centered Program Design Toolkit

    "This toolkit is based on the experiences of dozens of programs working with adolescent girls. Adolescent girls face poorer health outcomes, are more likely to become infected with HIV, more socially isolated, less likely to make the transition to secondary school or to complete it, and have fewer income-generating opportunities. Logic might have it, then, that a lot of effort in these arenas is being made to reach these adolescent girls, to help them build social, health and economic assets and to provide them with the support and protection they need so that they do not drop out of school, get pregnant before they want to, or become infected with HIV or an STI. However, unfortunately, that is not the case. Typically, what is available are general youth programs that are meant to include adolescent girls, but in reality do not. Experience has shown that to reach adolescent girls, especially vulnerable adolescent girls, programs must be designed with them as the target audience. This toolkit is meant to help you do that."

  • Project Axshya Tuberculosis Control in India

    Overview of Project Axshya, Tuberculosis Control in India by The Union, one of its project owners.

  • Synthetic Biology and the U.S. BIotechnology Regulatory System

    This report by the examines how well the current U.S. regulatory system for genetically engineered products will handle the near-term introduction of organisms engineered using synthetic biology. The focus was on organisms grown directly in the environment, outside of a contained facility.

  • Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends

    This section also covers market attractiveness analysis, event impact and value chain analysis of the global home healthcare market. Home healthcare devices have been majorly segmented into diagnostic and monitoring devices, therapeutic devices, home mobility assist devices and medical supplies. The global home healthcare market, by services has been segmented into rehabilitation services, respiratory therapy services, telehealth and telemedicine services, infusion therapy services and unskilled home healthcare services. However, high cost coupled with reimbursement issues related to home healthcare services and devices would restrain market growth. These factors would fuel the demand for home healthcare during the study period, and hence boost market growth.

  • Changes to Ebola Protection Worn by U.S. Hospital Workers

    Many hospitals the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha — one of four facilities in the country with biocontainment units equipped to isolate patients with dangerous infectious diseases — have long had more stringent guidelines than the C.D.C.

  • Health Reform: Seven Things You Need to Know Now

    Quick guide on how healthcare reform affects the typical American.

  • Andrew Adelson Knowledge Assets for Challenge # 3821

    These are publicly available documents.

  • KPMG/FICCI 2015: Healthcare: The neglected GDP driver

    Report on Indias' Healthcare industry.

  • Review of Human-to-Human Transmission of Ebola Virus

    This document is a concise summary of published information on the current science about human-to-human transmission of Ebola virus. It is developed for use by healthcare personnel and public health professionals to use.

  • Health Data Management

    Health Data Management is a key source for news and in-depth analysis on using information technology in healthcare.

  • USAID/India Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2012 -2016

    Outlines how USAID now thinks India is ripe for taking ownership of its own health development and states that given India's growing financial resources outside actors such as themselves increasingly must become knowledge partners rather than donors.

  • FOXO1 inhibition yields functional insulin-producing cells in human gut organoid cultures

    This report details the work of Columbia researchers who were able to retrain human GI cells to make insulin in response to physiological circumstances by deactivating the cells’ FOXO1 gene. The key will be finding a drug that can inhibit FOXO1 in the gastrointestinal cells of people.

  • Supercooling enables long-term transplantation survival

    This report indicates the possibility to triple the viable preservation duration of current organ transportation methods. Long-term human organ preservation utilizing subzero nonfreezing preservation and extracorporeal machine perfusion of nutrients allowed transplantation of rat livers preserved for up to four days.

  • Ebola virus: technical validation of a diagnostic test

    Ebola eZYSCREEN test was validated in September and October 2014 at the Laboratory of Microbiological high security P4 Jean Mérieux Lyon (Inserm) on the strain of Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The latest assessment and qualification of field testing should be performed and will be immediately followed by a phase of industrialization and put into production by the French company VEDALAB, a European leader in rapid tests.

  • Engraftment of human iPS cells and allogeneic porcine cells into pigs

    Provided they can be protected from pathogens, these genetically engineered pigs could be a valuable resource as models for human patients with analogous immunodeficiencies and for testing the safety and regenerative capacity of grafts derived from iPS cells.

  • AXSHYA - A Global Fund supported TB Project

    A civil society initiative to strengthen TB care and control in India. Supported by The Global Fund.

  • Emory Healthcare Ebola Preparedness Protocols

    The Emory Healthcare Ebola website includes policies, procedures and tools developed within Emory Healthcare to enable physicians and staff to deal safely and effectively with various risk categories of patients who could be or are infected with the Ebola virus.

  • Emergency Use Authorizations

    FDA's page that lists current and terminated Emergency Use Authorizations that make available diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices to diagnose and respond to public health emergencies. Current developments revolve around testing for Ebola virus disease.

  • Blood Test For Ebola Doesn't Catch Infection Early

    The test uses a technology called PCR, for polymerase chain reaction. It can detect extraordinarily small traces of genetic material from the Ebola virus. But the catch is, the test is usually used on blood samples. The initial sites of replication are mostly in tissues like spleen or liver.

  • The Future of Wearable Technology

    In this report, PSFK Labs has summarized 10 trends related to wearable technologies that sit under three larger themes - Connected Intimacy, Tailored Ecosystem and Co-Evolved Possibilities - with the goal of helping people understand the basic features, form and functions of these devices and what they might replace.

  • Innovation in healthcare: Issues and future trends

    In future, healthcare will rely more on information technology and databases, outcome based management, and healthcare reforms will happen at various levels.

  • Kenya Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Program End Term Report

    Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) was endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in 2007 after the results from three randomized control trials demonstrated its efficacy in reducing men’s risk of HIV acquisition through vaginal sex. VMMC was subsequently adopted by the Kenyan Ministry of Health (MoH) in 2008 as an additional HIV prevention intervention. Kenya’s VMMC strategy for 2008–2013, was designed to meet the national target of circumcising approximately 860,000 boys and men ages 15 to 49 years by the end of 2013. This End-Term Report (ETR) documents the progress made in the implementation of the VMMC Strategy 2008–2013. Specifically, the report details the progress, approaches and lessons learnt from this first phase of the programme. Furthermore, the ETR makes recommendations that will inform prioritization of activities for the next phase of implementation. The ETR is based on data review, content analysis of relevant VMMC reports and key-informant interviews. The content assessment exercise utilized qualitative data collection methods. It also involved a desk review of documented guidelines, publications, reports, newsletters and media reports. Key informant interviews were conducted with various VMMC stakeholders including representatives from the MoH and implementing partners.

  • Strengthening sub-Saharan Africas health systems: A practical approach

    Because almost every village can have its own community health worker, the basics of health care delivery are available to all. Any health system, in sub-Saharan Africa or elsewhere, could adapt this approach. Once aggregated, data could be used to survey health trends, spot emerging issues, and assess the performance of the whole health system. The presence of community health workers in each village may help change mind-sets by making patients see that the health system is addressing their immediate needs. Community health workers have only limited training but undertake health promotion activities and serve as liaisons to more highly trained colleagues.

  • McKinsey India Pharma 2020

    The Indian pharmaceutical market is poised for growth in collaboration with multinational life science.

  • New NASA Images Highlight U.S. Air Quality Improvement

    After ten years in orbit, the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA's Aura satellite has been in orbit sufficiently long to show that people in major U.S. cities are breathing less nitrogen dioxide – a yellow-brown gas that can cause respiratory problems.

  • September 2013 Emerging Medical Technologies Report

    Emerging Medical Technologies Report (2013) scans 30 emerging medical technology companies. For the price, it seems useful, if your aim is to scan tech developments.

  • Home Healthcare Market worth 349.8 Billion USD by 2020

    The global home healthcare market is expected to reach USD 349.8 Billion by 2020 from USD 227.5 Billion in 2015, at a CAGR of 9.0% during the forecast period. The home healthcare market is a fragmented market, with several big and emerging players. The converging trends of aging population, technological advancements, and favorable reimbursement policies are driving the home healthcare market in North America. The report segments the home healthcare market based on products, services, software, telehealth, and region. Based on region, the home healthcare market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia, and the Rest of the World (RoW).

  • Mapping the zoonotic niche of Ebola virus disease in Africa

    Thorough analysis of the current Ebola epidemic of Western Africa, including 15 countries within the migratory pattern of disease spreading fruit bats.

  • 3-D bioprinting builds a better blood vessel

    The tangled highway of blood vessels that twists and turns inside our bodies, delivering essential nutrients and disposing of hazardous waste to keep our organs working properly has been a conundrum for scientists trying to make artificial vessels from scratch. Now a team from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has made headway in fabricating blood vessels using a three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technique.

  • Full plastic 3D printed skull implanted

    For the first time in the world in a patient skull a total replacement. The 23-hour operation was successfully performed, led by neurosurgeon Dr. Bon Verweij of UMC Utrecht. Using 3D printing technology, a customized plastic skull was successfully implanted in a 22-year-old woman.

  • The Cochrane Library

    The Cochrane Library is an online collection of databases that brings together in one place rigorous and up-to-date research on the effectiveness of healthcare treatments and interventions, as well as methodology and diagnostic tests.

  • Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice

    Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice is an open access, peer-reviewed journal.

  • Leukemia drug found to stimulate immunity against many cancer types

    A class of drug currently being used to treat leukemia has the unexpected side-effect of boosting immune responses against many different cancers, reports a new study. The drugs, called p110´ inhibitors, have shown such remarkable efficacy against certain leukemias in recent clinical trials that patients on the placebo were switched to the real drug.

  • Guidance, Compliance, and Regulatory Information

    A database on daily updating reports of Drug regulation and compliance in the U.S. Also contains informative reports on how the regulation would effect pre-existing products and businesses.

  • Emerging Medical Technologies® (EMT) Spotlight

    EMT Spotlight is a database for business, market, and competitive intelligence on privately-held companies developing disruptive technologies across 24 medical markets.

  • EurekaAlert!

    EurekAlert! is an online science news service, sponsored by AAAS, the science society. It features health, science and technology news from leading research institutes.

  • Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

    Using existing techniques, ribonucleic acid (RNA) -- biological molecules used in the coding of genes -- is extracted from any viruses present in a blood sample. This is then used to synthesise the viral DNA. If Ebola is present, DNA specific to the virus is amplified in 30 minutes. The by-products from the process cause the liquid to become cloudy, providing visual confirmation.

  • Surgeons develop personalized 3-D printed kidney to simulate surgery

    For the first time, surgeons have used 3-D printing to produce exact models of tumor-containing kidneys, allowing them to simulate surgery prior to the real operation. These models can be personalized to each patient, giving doctors a 3-D model of each individual’s tumor.

  • Quantification of Zaire Ebola Virus

    British firm's documentation for qPCR rapid testing of Zaire Ebola virus disease while patient remains asymptomatic

  • Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations

    A database consisting of all approved and banned drugs by the FDA searchable by active ingredient name and patent. The Electronic Orange Book is updated daily as new generic approvals occur.

  • Emerging Technology in Health Engagement

    Survey with 368 responses conducted by WorldatWork and Buck Consultants in fall 2012 to research the use and effectiveness of emerging technology tools (gamification, mobile technology and social networking or social media) to engage employees in improving their health and well-being.

  • Japanese Researcher Retracts ‘Breakthrough’ Research Paper

    On June 4, Japanese researcher Haruko Obokata, the main author of the controversial stimulus triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) cell articles, finally agreed to pull her paper from the prestigious British science journal Nature. The paper, published in Nature’s January issue, introduced her experiment on STAP cells. The validity of this discovery could provide a simple way to create stem cells, and would be a significant breakthrough for biomedical science and clinical applications.

  • How US healthcare companies can thrive amid disruption

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) promises to accelerate both the rate of change and the level of uncertainty confronting the industry. Even before the ACA was enacted, healthcare had the hallmarks of an industry vulnerable to disruption. For more than half a century, healthcare expenditures have risen considerably faster than GDP growth. Furthermore, healthcare has not achieved the types of productivity increases that most other industries have experienced.

  • Synchronized brain waves enable rapid learning

    MIT neuroscientists found that brain waves originating from the striatum and from the prefrontal cortex become synchronized when an animal learns to categorize different patterns of dots.

  • Wikipedia vs Peer-Reviewed Medical Literature for Information About the 10 Most Costly Medical Conditions

    Most Wikipedia articles for the 10 costliest conditions in the United States contain errors compared with standard peer-reviewed sources. This report reinforces the idea that physicians and medical students who currently use Wikipedia as a medical reference should be discouraged from doing so because of the potential for errors.

  • Deloitte 2015 health care outlook India

    Two page teaser from Deloitte on India's health outlook.

  • How Big Pharma (and others) began lobbying on the Trans-Pacific Partnership before you ever heard of it

    The TPP is quite friendly to drug manufacturers, strengthening patent exclusivity and providing protections against bulk government purchasing. At the behest of the pharmaceutical industry, the U.S. is also pushing to limit the ability of national regulatory agencies to support generic drug development.

  • Life Science Trends 2014

    An in depth report, published by Carlyle Conan and George James Ltd., on the Life Science industry as a whole. Topics in focus include regulation, innovations, and fundamental trends. Also provides interviews with several senior life science professionals who shared their thoughts on where the industry is headed in 2014.

  • Rethinking the hospital: The value of business models for hospitals

    This report outlines the significance of business model and value generation and appropriation within the healthcare industry. Consisting of 11 semi-structured interviews with chairmen and board members of hospitals, the discussion of finding a sustainably business model in healthcare is the focal point of insight.

  • Ebola Quick Test Maker Corgenix Sold To German Company

    In late August of 2014, Corgenix Medical Corporation, a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, announced that it entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Orgentec Diagnostika, a leading specialty diagnostics company headquartered in Mainz, Germany.

  • Fact Sheet: Improving health in rural India

    A brief overview of Novartis's commercially viable, socially responsible, program Arogya Parivar. The initiative operates in 10 states across India offering improved healthcare for 42 million people living in 33,000 villages. It accomplishes this directive by expanding peoples' access to affordable products, improved health infrastructure and community education.

  • Dealing with Disruption 16th Annual CEO Survey

    A survey conducted by PWC, polling 1330 CEOs in 68 different countries, to examine key findings in the Life Science and Pharmaceutical Industries from a leadership perspective.

  • Tired of a busy waiting room, three Raleigh docs change business model

    In an effort to capture patients who want more attention and are willing to pay extra, three doctors formed Boylan Clinic to offer a concierge medicine option to patients. These member patients pay an annual fee of $1,650, but have better access to the doctors throughout the year and the doctors give patients more attention.

  • ClinicalTrials.gov

    ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world, run by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. ClinicalTrials.gov currently lists 206,543 studies with locations in all 50 States and in 191 countries.

  • PubMed

    PubMed is a free search engine of abstracts and full text articles on life sciences and biomedicine, maintained by The United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health.

  • Maven Semantic

    Maven Semantic Healthcare is a database that holds almost 6 million medical professionals.

  • BioXM

    BioXM is a knowledge management (KM) solution for knowledge-based drug discovery and development.

  • Cancer.gov

    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the US Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.

  • The Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Family Handbook

    The Children’s Oncology Group (COG) family handbook provides professional and handy advice on how to handle cancer as a family unit.

  • Healthcare.gov

    HealthCare.gov is a federally required state level Health Insurance Marketplace with an online application functionality designed to make buying health coverage easier and more affordable. The site is developed as a result of the Affordable Care Act (2010).

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