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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Declaration of Alma Ata calling for universal health coverage and highlighting the central role of primary healthcare in realising the goal of Health for All. The KTU is holding an Alma Ata and PACK Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, on 25 and 26 October 2018...

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KTU travels to Ethiopia

KTU travels to Ethiopia

Members of the KTU team travelled to Ethiopia in September to support the next phase of implementing the Ethiopian Primary Healthcare Clinical Guideline (PHCG) programme. Congratulations to the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) team on training 97 Master trainers between 16th and 24th September. This is another critical step to equip and empower primary healthcare clinicians in Ethiopia and towards achieving Health For All. […]

China visits KTU

China visits KTU

9-11 October 2018 The KTU hosted a delegation from China on 9-11 October. Professor Chi, Director of the Department of General Practice at Peking University Health Sciences Centre and Peking University First Hospital has been in discussion with the BMJ and KTU about localising, implementing and evaluating PACK for China’s primary care system. As the Chinese National Health Commission has authorised a PACK research pilot […]

Is evidence used for policy?

Is evidence used for policy?

11 October 2017 | TDR news This was the provocative question driving a panel discussion sponsored by TDR at the recent Global Evidence Summit held in Cape Town. The response is encouraging, showing growing use of evidence, but highlighting the need for more tools and guidance. Review of research evidence at policy panel in the GambiaCredit: WHO/TDR/Jamie GuthFour speakers specializing in knowledge management in low- […]