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POLICY BRIEF Irrational use of antimicrobials is a serious issue worldwide, especially in China. To deal with the situation, several national policies have been issued by the Ministry of Health, including the Essential Medicines List policy and the Zero Mark-up … Read on »
RESEARCH BRIEF Overuse of antibiotics for humans and animals has been a serious issue in China. Currently, studies exist on antibiotics use in China for primarily urban areas or eastern provinces, but very few in western, rural provinces where the … Read on »
POLICY BRIEF Background In 2014, in conjunction with the Swaziland Ministry of Health and other local stakeholders, COMDIS-HSD initiated the decentralisation of diabetes and hypertension care from Good Shepherd Hospital (GSH) to community clinics in Lubombo region, Swaziland. This 2-year … Read on »
POLICY BRIEF Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In China, CVD accounts for 38% of total mortality. CVD events are predicted to increase by 23% from 2010 to 2030, resulting in an additional 21.3 … Read on »
RESEARCH BRIEF – interim findings Hypertension and diabetes are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but in rural areas management is poor. Our study assessed whether a standard package of CVD care interventions in rural China was being delivered … Read on »