International Cooperation

Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

To achieve scientific acceptance, homeopathy must investigate several questions: 1. The activity of very highly diluted preparations. The consensus of the meeting was that there is clear evidence of this. 2. The content of very highly diluted homeopathic preparations. More research is needed but evidence exists that a specific signal is present in homeopathic preparations. 3. A theoretical framework in which the effects of homeopathic diluted preparations can be explained. The 'Body Information Theory' is such a theory. 4. The clinical effectiveness of homeopathy.

Author(s): 
Van Wassenhoven, M.
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

Acupuncture treatment and control group interventions in parallel-group randomised trials of acupuncture are not always precisely reported. In an attempt to improve standards, an international group of experienced acupuncturists and researchers devised a set of recommendations, designating them STRICTA: STandards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture. In a further consensus-building round, the editors of several journals helped redraft the recommendations.

Author(s): 
Macpherson, H.
White, A.
Cummings, M.
Jobst, K.
Rose, K.
Niemtzow, R.
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

Acupuncture treatment and control group interventions in parallel-group randomised trials of acupuncture are not always precisely reported. In an attempt to improve standards, an international group of experienced acupuncturists and researchers devised a set of recommendations, designating them STRICTA: STandards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture. In a further consensus-building round, the editors of several journals helped redraft the recommendations.

Author(s): 
Macpherson, H.
White, A.
Cummings, M.
Jobst, K.
Rose, K.
Niemtzow, R.
Publication Title: 
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

OBJECTIVE: To develop concise, up-to-date, patient-focused, evidence-based, expert consensus guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA), intended to inform patients, physicians, and allied healthcare professionals worldwide.

Author(s): 
McAlindon, T. E.
Bannuru, R. R.
Sullivan, M. C.
Arden, N. K.
Berenbaum, F.
Bierma-Zeinstra, S. M.
Hawker, G. A.
Henrotin, Y.
Hunter, D. J.
Kawaguchi, H.
Kwoh, K.
Lohmander, S.
Rannou, F.
Roos, E. M.
Underwood, M.
Publication Title: 
Modern Healthcare

Christus Health has bucked the trend by looking to Mexico for expansion. The Roman Catholic system based in Irving, Texas, bought 51% of Hospital Muquerza in the prosperous northern Mexico state of Nuevo Leon. Christus believes the move makes sense on many levels.

Author(s): 
Jaklevic, M. C.
Publication Title: 
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Author(s): 
Sawicki, S.
Publication Title: 
Integration (Tokyo, Japan)
Author(s): 
Medalla, F. M.
Publication Title: 
Historia, Ciencias, Saude--Manguinhos

Deriving funding from missionary sources in Ireland, Britain and the USA, and from international leprosy relief organizations such as the British Empire Leprosy Relief Association (BELRA) and drawing on developing capacities in international public health under the auspices of WHO and UNICEF through the 1950s, the Roman Catholic Mission Ogoja Leprosy Scheme applied international expertise at a local level with ever-increasing success and coverage.

Author(s): 
Manton, John
Publication Title: 
Health Progress (Saint Louis, Mo.)

A collaboration involving Franciscan religious communities in the United States and Cameroon, Africa, demonstrates that a spirit of mutuality and cross-cultural understanding can develop among partners in aid projects. Three United States-based communities of Franciscan women religious developed the "Common Venture" project as a way to celebrate their common history while undertaking systemic change. Wanting to have an international impact, they developed a relationship almost a decade ago with the Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis in Cameroon.

Author(s): 
Sauer, David J.
Publication Title: 
Health Progress (Saint Louis, Mo.)

Catholic health systems and facilities, to fulfill their commitment to the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, are called to serve society's most poor and vulnerable people. This calling applies to people in need not only locally but also internationally. Individuals and organizations providing aid in foreign lands will face many challenges. Yet if they believe that they can use their expertise to benefit people in need, they can accomplish their goals.

Author(s): 
Sister Peggy Egan, null

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