This report synthesizes the main themes covered during a World Bank hosted South-South Knowledge Exchange (SSKE) on Cancer Care and Control in Africa in 2015, that aimed to increase knowledge and uptake of effective strategies, and bolster regional collaboration through peer-to-peer learning.
In this study, the authors have determined the comprehensive costs of implementing a national epilepsy care program in Zambia using WHO Mental Health Gap Action Program (mhGAP) clinical guidelines to scale up epilepsy care and decrease the treatment gap in a low income country. Because the health system structure and infrastructural costs of Zambia are fairly typical of the region, it is expected this study could provide insights and serve as a costing template for other sub-Saharan African countries.
Based on the International Insulin Foundation's experience in Mozambique, Mali, and Zambia, this report provides country-level policy recommendations for assessing burden of disease for diabetes (including Type 1), Rapid Assessment Protocol for Insulin Access (RAPIA) implementation, insulin supply and pricing, health systems strengthening and healthcare worker training, and economic and policy frameworks at both the country and international level.
This article shares results from a four-day training symposium on gastroenterology care in Zambia, led by practicing physicians and a nurse from the United Kingdom. The success of the initiative demonstrates the need for improving clinician training and disease awareness in resource-limited settings.