e-learning resources need to be customised to the audience and learners to make them culturally relevant. The ‘Palliative care e-learning resource for health care professionals in India’ has been developed by the Karunashraya Hospice, Bengaluru in collaboration with the Cardiff Palliative Care Education Team, Wales to address the training needs of professionals in India.
The exchange and use of health information can help healthcare professionals and policymakers make informed decisions on ways of improving patient and population health. Many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have however failed to embrace the approaches and technologies to facilitate health information exchange (HIE). We sought to understand the barriers and facilitators to the implementation and adoption of HIE in LMICs.
The vast majority of Indian families and women do not follow the following practices, contributing significantly to the high prevalence of malnutrition and disease in children under five years of age:
- 75% of new mothers are anaemic and most put on less weight during pregnancy than they should.
- Colostrum is essential because it prepares the baby's digestive system for the mature milk that the baby will receive in the next few days.
I get contact with patients who needs Health Care Information. I study their medical complications from primary treatment provider Doctors' note, diagnostic test results including images and finally voice from patient. I consider a medical case history (as best as possible from my little education), I do upload patient de-identified medical case including related document in online open forum through own blog
Subject: [hifa] How can health research from LMICs be made more accessible? (14) Medical Council of India (2)
The editors of several Indian journals have taken up this matter. It was discussed by a team of them, when we had the conference of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) in October last year. Some of them got together and wrote this article
On the question of 'What more can be done to make research freely available to users in LMICs?', I would like to suggest few strategies.
I do indeed have some more to contribute to this discussion on safe deliveries and I would like to add to more names to this list...one is dr, coke (colin) mc cord many of you know him... who worked in africa and taught many young 10th or 12th grade pass students caesarians as well as many other emergency surgeries with a very good outcome which my late father, raj arole followed years later in the same countries in africa and the good work was still continuing where there were no skilled surgeons or obstetricians...
It would be an interesting exercise to do a systematic literature review to simply screen the number of studies of performance versus studies on the needs of CHWs.
Only when we know the needs, and then respond and dialogue with the CHWs, will there be lasting changes in their performance. Current knowledge is based in favor of the views of experts. The experts might contribute better by listening more to the CHWs in my opinion...