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HLSP: Highlights of 2012

Find out just some of the latest project news and achievements from HLSP's work to improve health systems and health outcomes worldwide

Mott MacDonald Health

on 17 December 2012

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Transcript of HLSP: Highlights of 2012

Improving health systems and health outcomes worldwide HLSP: Highlights of 2012 Improving health systems and health outcomes www.hlsp.org UK &
AFRICA AUSTRALIA TONGA SOUTH EAST ASIA MALAYSIA CHINA PAKISTAN ONLY FOUR COUNTRIES STILL REPORTED GUINEA WORM CASES IN 2011 Guinea worm disease cases have reduced by more than 99% since 1986 HLSP has been providing policy advice to the UK government on neglected tropical diseases, such as guinea worm International AIDS Conference 2012 in Washington DC HIV in Asia: Transforming the agenda for 2012 and beyond was officially launched at AIDS 2012 in July Supporting progress and change in UK aid HLSP celebrated 18 years’ continuous management of DFID resource centre contracts... ... providing over 500 experts across 50 countries to help the UK government maximise its impact in health Towards a 75% reduction in deaths from malaria by the end of 2015 In November, we supported the Australian Government’s preparations for the Malaria 2012 conference in Sydney which agreed targets for malaria control and elimination in Asia Pacific 4 of the 5 most common causes of death in Tonga are non-communicable diseases We have been providing practical support to the Ministry of Health to adopt a health promotion approach to prevent these diseases 3000 medical staff across 15 provinces... ...trained in newly developed community health service protocols Just one of the projects funded through the HLSP-managed China-Australia Health and HIV Facility, which came to an end in 2012 18,043 additional people treated for TB worldwide The first wave of results from Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH project were presented in Kuala Lumpur in November reporting a 20-fold increase in TB detection HLSP has carried out monitoring and evaluation since TB REACH started in 2010 5.8 million needles & syringes distributed to injecting drug users in South-East Asia through the HIV/AIDS Asia Regional Programme (HAARP) HAARP promotes and implements effective harm reduction strategies to reduce drug-related spread of HIV in South-East Asia and China In May, HLSP successfully handed over management to the HAARP country programmes - after five years’ running the regional
Technical Support Unit Working better in fragile federal states Drawing on lessons from Balochistan province in Pakistan, the HLSP Institute has published a tool to help practitioners working in fragile states MNCH Programme, Pakistan THERE ARE 1000 CRITICAL DAYS between a woman‘s pregnancy and her child‘s 2nd birthday to prevent stunting and other negative effects of malnutrition We were commissioned to develop a 1000 Critical Days Programme for Zambia – including nutrition interventions and support to the National Food and Nutrition Commission NTDs 129 the number of days it takes to manually transfer health data from clinics to South Africa’s national database Under the HLSP-managed Strengthening South Africa’s Response to HIV and Health (SARRAH) mHealth pilot... instantly ...mobile phones do the same job A member of the Mott MacDonald Group This ambitious review was led by the HLSP-managed AusAID Health Resource Facility We helped the Government of Punjab in Pakistan to save 2.5 billion rupees ... after a rapid assessment advised the government not to invest in Mobile Health Units ... the assessment was carried out through the HLSP-managed DFID Technical Resource Facility in Pakistan
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