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Factors influencing non-institutional deliveries in Afghanistan: secondary analysis of the Afghanistan Mortality Survey 2010M. Azimi / Nagoya University School of Medicine/Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya Japan, 2015Home delivery in unhygienic environments is common among Afghan women; only one third of births are delivered at health facilities. Institutional delivery is central to reducing maternal mortality.DocumentE. Pavignani, S. Colombo / Department of Recovery and Transition Programmes, World Health Organization, 2009This practical, experience-based, action-oriented manual on Analysing Disrupted Health Sectors in crisis includes: countries on the verge of an economic, political and/or military catastrophe, protracted crises and situations of transition from disaster to recovery.DocumentF. Siem / Norwegian Red Cross, 2017In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2016, the international community agreed to ‘leave no one behind’. However, the community is doing precisely that by failing to act as millions living in conflict-affected areas are deprived of access to healthcare services.DocumentE. Pavignani / Cambridge University Press, 2014This research examines the impact on health-care provision of advanced state failure and of the violence frequently associated with it, drawing from six country case studies. In all contexts, the coverage and scope of health services change when the state fails. Human resources expand due to unplanned increased production.Document
ZAZI: a participatory programme on Sexual and Reproductive Health for women and girls - a toolkit for facilitatorsJohns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa, 2016This toolkit has been developed by the ZAZI campaign for use by peer educators, community outreach workers, faith-based organisations, and traditional health practitioners to help facilitate participatory discussions on sexual and reproductive health with women aged between 20 and 49 years of age.DocumentJohns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa, 2012Alcohol use and abuse is an important risk factor for HIV infection in southern Africa. A number of studies have found a relationship between alcohol and HIV seropositivity. Alcohol is increasingly being recognised as an indirect contributor to the transmission of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa as it is a key determinant of risky sexual behaviour.
8 May 2018This blog originally appeared on the Institute of Development Studies website.
30 January 2018This blog first appeared on the Institute of Development Studies website and is reposted with their permission.
28 November 2017Every piece of research contains data whether qualitative or quantitative. How that data is derived and used varies from case to case. With increasing time pressures and a need to validate assumptions, there is growing concern that sound ethics are seen as a luxury but as a recent discussion at IDS concluded, good data ethics are essential if research is to have meaningful impact on lives.
15th August 2018
Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have recently announced a new research evaluation tool 'Research Quality Plus (RQ+)' which will give more importance to local context when determining the legitimacy of research.
8th August 2018
Our friends at the GODAN Action project are pleased to announce a new call for applications for the Open Data Management Online Course. The GODAN Action team has expanded the content of the course to include land in addition to agriculture and nutrition.
31st July 2018
At the inaugural Global Disability Summit last week on the 23rd and 24th July, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) called for action to address the 'global injustice' of discrimination against persons with disabilities.
11th June 2018
A Global Open Data for Agriculture (GODAN) partner report has highlighted the need for open access and open data at universities to help solve world hunger and malnutrition.
11th June 2018
Launched today in partnership between the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a new online platform, the Epidemic Response Anthropology Platform (ERAP2), building on the success of the