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We help shape global and local policy, develop leaders, and catalyze change to improve access to essential treatment for and prevention of chronic diseases among the world's poorest.

From boardrooms to city streets, we combine diverse technical expertise and grassroots advocacy inspired by the AIDS movement.

 

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Short- and long-term outcomes in endocarditis patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Infective Endocarditis (IE) affects the endothelial lining of the heart. its mortality after medical therapy has been poorly reported. only recently, a meta-analysis of more than 22, 000 subjects revealed the short- and long term mortality of IE. Accordingly, the 30-day mortality was found to be 20% whereas 2 out of 5 individuals die of IE after 30- day follow-up. In addition to its burden on mortality; it complicates to cardiac, renal and embolic events. Risk factors such as rheumatic heart diseases, congenital heart diseases, diabetes and substance use should be appropriately managed to reduce this morbidity and mortality.      

Readers are suggested to access the full text of the article from the following link. 

DOI: 10.1186/s12872-017-0729-5 

Short- and long-term outcomes in endocarditis patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Short- and long-term outcomes in endocarditis patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Pharmacist-led medication therapy management in Patients with T2DM: A randomized controlled study

The randomized controlled study done in Gondar University Hospital showed that pharmacist-led medication therapy management has turned out to improve medication adherence and reduce number of hospitalizations in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This necessitates the role of clinical pharmacists in patients care to improve patient outcome particularly patients with chronic disease such as Diabetes Mellitus.  Read the full article at https://www.pharmacypractice.org/journal/index.php/pp/article/view/1026 

Pharmacist-led medication therapy management in Patients with T2DM: A randomized controlled study
Pharmacist-led medication therapy management in Patients with T2DM: A randomized controlled study

YP-CDN at the 70th World Health Assembly (May 22-31)

On May 22-31, some of YP-CDN's global team members were at the 70th World Health Assembly (#WHA70) in Geneva, Switzerland! On the WHA agenda of health challenges and responses to review were the global NCD policy process at the UN, shortage of medicines and vaccines, a resolution on cancer, progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and more.

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YP-CDN at the 70th World Health Assembly (May 22-31)
YP-CDN at the 70th World Health Assembly (May 22-31)

Reflections on the 2017 NextGen Leaders Workshop: "Towards the 2018 UN High Level meeting--How can we hold our governments accountable?"

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Picture: Team Kenya presenting their evaluations of health systems readiness on NCDs at the May 2017 NextGen Leaders workshop in Kigali

Citizens and populations in a country ought to hold their governments accountable to their commitments and promises. Through accountability, we can make significant progress. It is only fair that we, as the public who pays taxes, see the money and resources used effectively and efficiently. So then, how can we hold our governments accountable?

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Reflections on the 2017 NextGen Leaders Workshop: "Towards the 2018 UN High Level meeting--How can we hold our governmen
Reflections on the 2017 NextGen Leaders Workshop: "Towards the 2018 UN High Level meeting--How can we hold our governments accountable?"

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