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Health policy in Bangladesh

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare assembled a Committee in 1996 for the purpose of preparing a health policy, with members drawn from civil society and professional bodies, including technocrats and bureaucrats. A further five sub-committees were formed to: Design Strategies for HRD Formulate policies to ensure essential services Integrate NGOs and the Private Sector and plan for resources and utilisation of funds Evaluate the existing health services and determining the goals Formulate policies to ensure hospital-based services The sub-committees worked for more than a year and su ...

Robert Kezaala

Dr. Robert Kezaala is a medical doctor, epidemiologist, scholar and public health leader in the field of immunization and health emergencies. Currently he is serving as a Senior Health Advisor and team lead for Accelerated Immunization Initiatives: measles, rubella, epidemic meningitis and yellow fever control and Immunization in Emergencies at the United Nations Children’s Fund.

Magistrate for Health

The Magistrate for Health was a magistracy of the Republic of Venice instituted in 1485 to manage public health in the city of Venice and its territories, with specific attention on preventing the spread of epidemics within the maritime republic. The magistracy was expanded several times, notably in 1556 with the introduction of a supervisory role and in 1563 with a regulatory body. It was among the first health authorities in Europe to institute public inoculation projects to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The office of the Magistrate for Health was retained until the Fall of ...

Mature minor doctrine

The mature minor doctrine is an American rule of law accepting that an unemancipated minor patient may possess the maturity to choose or reject a particular health care treatment, sometimes without the knowledge or agreement of parents, and should be permitted to do so. It is now generally considered a form of patients rights; formerly, the mature minor rule was largely seen as protecting health care providers from criminal and civil claims by parents of minors at least 15. Jurisdictions may codify an age of medical consent, accept the judgment of licensed providers regarding an individual ...

Monitored Emergency Use of Unregistered and Investigational Interventions

Monitored Emergency Use of Unregistered and Investigational Interventions is an ethical protocol developed by the World Health Organization to evaluate the potential use of experimental drugs in the event of public health emergencies. The protocol was created by the WHO Ebola Ethics Working Group in 2014 in the context of the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak. The WHO recommends that the term be preferred to the term "compassionate use" or "expanded access" for the controlled use of unregistered treatments in public health emergency measures.

One Health

One Health is "the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally, to attain optimal health for people, animals and our environment", as defined by the One Health Initiative Task Force.

Partner services

Partner services is a public health term which refers to the health intervention given to a clients intimate partners when a client goes to a health care provider requesting health care. Partner notification is a type of partner service, wherein if someone has a contagious disease, the health care provider finding the problem will try to notify that persons partners that they have been exposed to infection. It is a form of contact tracing. Partner services are important because in some cases a persons health problems are partially caused or sustained by other people. A common example would ...

Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is an American professor at the University of Chicago who has been appointed to two Institute of Medicine committees. His research has focused on public health and health policy. At the University of Chicago, he has chaired the Center for Health Administration Studies. A special correspondent for the New Republic during 2009 and 2010, he writes frequently about public policy for a variety of national publications. Pollack is a frequent contributor to Healthinsurance.org, where he has conducted interviews with other prominent health policy bloggers, including Jonathan Cohn.

Pre-existing condition

In the context of healthcare in the United States, a pre-existing condition is a medical condition that started before a persons health benefits went into effect. Before 2014 some insurance policies would not cover expenses due to pre-existing conditions. These exclusions by the insurance industry were meant to cope with adverse selection by potential customers. Such exclusions have been prohibited since January 1, 2014, by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, more than a quarter of adults below the age of 65 approximately 52 million pe ...

Quality use of medicines

The term Quality use of medicines is used by the Australian government as part of their policies on effective and correct uses of medicine and access to appropriate medicines.