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South Africa and Health

South Africa
  • Capital: Pretoria
  • Population: 49000000
  • Size: 1219912.0 Km2

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How are young people in South Africa using mobile phones to bridge healthcare gaps?
K. Hampshire / University of Durham 2015
Young people account for 30% of the population in South Africa, with just under 15 million young people aged 10 – 24 years. Adolescence is considered a time of both risk and opportunity: When rapid physical and psychological chan...
Teenage childbearing and educational attainment in South Africa
I.M. Timaeus; T.A. Moultrie / London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2012
Teenage childbearing and attainment at school in South Africa are investigated using nationally-representative data from the National Income Dynamics Study. The analysis focuses on the outcomes by 2010 of a panel of 673 childless youn...
Inequities in under-five child nutritional status in South Africa: what progress has been made?
J. May; I.M. Timaeus / London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2014
Despite the emphasis given to poverty reduction in policy statements and a substantial increase in social spending, money-metric poverty has shown little improvement since South Africa's transition to democracy in 1994. Alternative ap...
Debates on the sugar tax
Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa 2016
In July 2016, the National Treasury of South Africa proposed an effective 20% tax on sugary soft drinks. The proposal derives from the National Department of Health strategy to reduce obesity. It is rooted in the scientific consensus ...
Temperature variability and occurrence of diarrhoea in children under five-years-old in Cape Town Metropolitan sub-districts
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2016
Diarrhoea is among the main causes of morbidity and mortality in children within the developing world. According to the (2007) Intergovernmen al Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, there is an expected increase in the global annual...
Children’s mobility in Ghana: An overview of methods and findings from the Ghana research study
Gina Porter; Kate Hampshire; Albert Abane / Society, Biology and Human Affairs 2011
This paper is part of a collection forming A Special Issue, which covers selected themes from a larger project on child mobility in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa. The themes are those which individual members of the Ghana research te...
How can community health programmes build enabling environments for transformative communication? Experiences from India and South Africa
Catherine Campbell; Flora Cornish / London School of Economics 2010
This paper seeks to characterise the social environments in which community-led health programmes are most likely to facilitate effective and sustainable health improvements, using three dimensions to characterise social contexts: mat...
A Moving Issue: Children and young people’s transport and mobility constraints in Africa
Kate Czuczman (ed) / International Forum for Rural Transport and Development 2010
Children and young people are rarely at the forefront of transport studies, despite the fact that their ability to access health and educational facilities is crucial to the achievement of internatioanl development goals. To address t...
Refreshing Africa's future: prospects for achieving universal WASH access by 2030
A. Markle; Z. Donnenfeld / Institute for Security Studies 2016
Access to water, sanitation and hygiene is indispensable to development, but what will it take for Africa to achieve universal access in 15 years? This paper uses the International Futures forecasting system to explore Sustainable Dev...
Improving Access to Health for Women and Girls in Low-income Urban Settlements
L Murphy; C Smithyes (ed) / Institute of Development Studies UK 2016
The world is becoming increasingly urbanised. Over one third of urban dwellers now reside in low-income urban settlements, where living conditions are often inadequate and there exist multiple barriers to access to health services for...
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