Disease control and medical prevention
Why are health services used for their clinical medicine offer so important for disease control?
An answer through the analysis of a malaria control program in Mali and in Africa
Unger JP, d'Alessandro U, De Paepe P, & Green A. Can malaria be controlled where basic health services are not used? Tropical Med Int Health. 2006; 11,3: 314-322.
Van Dormael M., Unger J.-P., De Paepe P. e-Letter. Health services are badly needed to control malaria (and other diseases). British Medical Journal25 May 2004;
How can disease control programs damage the quality and access to clinical services?
The international health policy allocates the disease control programs to public services and clinical medicine to the private sector. The lack of their integration explains the international policy failure. Theoretically, clinical care and public health interventions could have been integrated in private health services – and there were attempts to privatize disease control programs. But the following publications explain why they failed.
Unger JP, De Paepe P, Ghilbert P, Zocchi W, Van Dessel P, Qadeer I, et al. Privatization (PPM-DOTS) strategy for tuberculosis control: how evidence-based is it? In: Unger JP, De Paepe P, Sen K, Soors W, editors. International health and aid policies; the need for alternatives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010:57-66.
De Paepe P., Devadasan N., Soors W., Unger J.-P. e-Letter. Public-private partnership for tuberculosis? British Medical Journal 24 Feb 2006
Ghilbert P., De Paepe P., Unger J.-P. e-Letter. Tuberculosis and the private sector: another wishful thinking?British Medical JournalOct 2003;
How to use of semi-quantitative epidemiological information to manage African local health systems?
Unger JP & Dujardin B. Epidemiology's contribution to health service management and planning in developing countries. Bulletin of WHO. 1992; 70,4:487-497
How important is it to protect workers from Covid-19? A comparative analysis
Unger J-P. Comparison of COVID-19 Health Risks With Other Viral Occupational Hazards. International Journal of Health Services. 2021;51(1):37-49. doi:10.1177/0020731420946590
A methodology to design disease control based on the epidemiological characteristics of the disease fit for doctors and public health programs
Unger J.-P., Criel B., Mercenier P. The Vertical Approach - A methodology for the identification of priorities for action and research in disease control programmes. Studies in Health Service Organization and Policy 1998; 8: 17-43.