JSI expert staff offer five key observations regarding emerging safety-net Accountable Care Organizations and suggest broad policy implications.
The theme of the Third Global Health Systems Research Symposium was the science and practice of people-centered health systems. But what do we mean when we say “people-centered”? What seems straightforward can actually be quite complex.
Anne LaFond, Director of the JSI Center for Health Information, Monitoring, and Evaluation (CHIME), explores the link between research and implementation from the 2014 Health Systems Research Symposium in Cape Town, South Africa.
JSI’s Edward Bonku, Health System Management Director to the Focus Region Health Project in Ghana, shares critical findings from a JSI-led study comparing malaria prevalence in urban versus rural settings.
The IAS-USA Treatment Guidelines were released during the conference, supporting earlier initiation of treatment with ART recommended for all patients with CD4 counts < 500, selected clinical conditions, and all symptomatic patients (provided patients are ready to start therapy: “The patient must be ready and willing to adhere to lifelong therapy,” the document explicitly states. Additional populations for ART initiation included pregnant women, and those with acute primary infections. The document is well worth a good read for its careful review of the data behind the pendulum swinging to earlier initiation in 2010.