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Barriers and facilitators to health information exchange in low- and middle-income country settings: a systematic review

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.

New report: Use of an Interactive Voice Response System to Deliver Refresher Training in Senegal

For the 222 million women who have an unmet need for modern contraception, increasing access to high-quality family planning services is essential. 

As countries work to scale up the number of health workers, it also makes sense to focus on the existing workforce. In-service training can improve the quality of family planning services by updating health workers' knowledge, but it is often expensive and requires providers to leave their posts during the training. 

The African cancer patients dying in unnecessary pain

Cancer patients dying in Senegal often die in excruciating pain because of a lack of morphine and other drugs. Hospitals in Touba, the country's second largest city, don't have morphine but they can't write prescriptions that can be filled in Dakar because they don't have the correct prescription pads.
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