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Primary Healthcare Services: Srilanka Works For Its Improvement

The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a $200 million loan to help increase the use and the quality of Sri Lanka’s primary healthcare services. The Primary Healthcare System Strengthening Project builds on years of experience and lessons in Sri Lanka’s health sector and will focus on detection and management of non-communicable diseases in high-risk population groups, responding to the needs of the poorest of the population.

Clock is Ticking for Indian Healthcare: Healthcare Policy

The government has finally put healthcare front and centre, with a bold set of policy and regulatory activities. It has realized that a strong intervention on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is the only solution to tackle poverty and improve the quality of life of our citizens. It includes calls for substantially increased health expenditure as a percentage of GDP, UHC and quality healthcare available to all.

Improvement of Asthma in Asthma Children: £2 Million Received for The Study

Researchers from the Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £2 million to study how to improve asthma in African children. The investment from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is part of its Global Health Research Program and will fund the three-year project 'Achieving Control of Asthma in Children In Africa' (ACACIA) taking place in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Opioid Usage Tied to Involvement in Criminal Justice System, Study Findings

Any opioid use is associated with involvement in the criminal justice system in the past year, according to a study published online in JAMA Network Open. In this cross-sectional analysis, individuals who reported any level of opioid use were more likely than individuals who reported no opioid use to have physical and mental health conditions and co-occurring substance use.

Involvement in the criminal justice system increased with intensity of opioid use, and any level of opioid use was significantly associated with involvement in the criminal justice system in the past year.