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063PS Challenges and Opportunities in Low-Resource Settings: Guideline Development, Adaptation, Implementation and Performance Measurement
  1. S Huckson5,4,
  2. M Beena1,
  3. N Opiyo2,
  4. E Lang3,4,
  5. M Koster6,7
  1. 1National Rural Health Mission, Kerala, India
  2. 2KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
  3. 3Alberta Health Services, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  4. 4G-I-N Emergency Care Community, National Health and Medical Research Council’s National Institute of Clinical St. Melbourne Australia
  5. 5Kaiser Permanente Southern California Pasadena, CA US G-I-N North America Steering Group, US


Background Health care and health policy organisations seeking to improve medical care in low-resource settings with significant numbers of uninsured, medically underserved and/or low-income populations face significant challenges in developing, adapting, implementing and monitoring improvement with clinical practice guidelines.

Objectives/Goals To provide opportunities for panel members and conference participants to exchange experiences, challenges, lessons learned, and opportunities for collaboration related to guideline development, adaptation, implementation and performance measurement in low-resource settings.

Target Group, Suggested Audience Those involved in guideline development, adaptation, implementation and/or performance measurement activities, especially in medically underserved, low-income and low-resource settings.

Description of Session and Speaker Topics The session will include brief speaker presentations, followed by interactive, facilitated discussion between panellists and audience members. Dr. Beena will discuss development of guideline-based quality standards to decrease maternal mortality in rural settings in Kerala, India; Dr. Opiyo will discuss guideline adaptation and implementation efforts in Nairobi to improve child and newborn health; Dr. Lang will discuss the G-I-N Emergency Care Community’s efforts to support collaboration across the field of international emergency care, including adaptation of sepsis guidelines for global use in low-resource settings. Sue Huckson will moderate the discussion.

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