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    School Nutrition Programme, Bangladesh: WFP-BRAC Initiative

    M. Islam, M. Kabir / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    High rates of malnutrition in children, adolescents and women are a major concern in Bangladesh. World Food Programme (WFP) and BRAC initiated a school feeding programme in 2012 targeting children from poor households. This case study was conducted in Islampur upazila in Jamalpur district where micronutrient deficiencies are widespread.
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    Factors influencing non-institutional deliveries in Afghanistan: secondary analysis of the Afghanistan Mortality Survey 2010

    M. Azimi / Nagoya University School of Medicine/Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya Japan, 2015
    Home 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.
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    Stakeholder’s perspective: Sustainability of a community health worker program in Afghanistan

    S. Najafizada / Elsevier, 2017
    The objectives of this study were two-fold: 1) to examine how different stakeholders define sustainability, and 2) to identify barriers to and facilitators of the sustainability of the Afghan CHW program.
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    Leaving them behind: healthcare services in situations of armed conflict

    F. Siem / Norwegian Red Cross, 2017
    In 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.
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    Making sense of apparent chaos: health-care provision in six country case studies

    E. Pavignani / Cambridge University Press, 2014
    This 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.
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    Analysing disrupted health sectors - a modular manual

    E. Pavignani, S. Colombo / Department of recovery and transition programmes, World Health Organization, 2009
    This 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.

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Two men checking for bean pests and diseases in Kawanda, Uganda.
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. 
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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.
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31st July 2018
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11th June 2018
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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