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This guide aims to provide access to relevant, diverse and credible research on global health in developing countries. It aims to inform dialogue and the sharing of good practice by policy actors and decision makers globally around issues such as: social determinants of health; health systems; infectious diseases; NCDs; HIV and Aids; injury and violence; maternal, newborn and child health; and nutrition.
Using Photovoice to improve health in the Sundarbans
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S. Torfinn / Panos Pictures
Children in the Indian Sundarbans suffer from chronic malnutrition and communicable diseases. Furthermore, access to health facilities in the region is a challenge due to rough terrain and winding tidal rivers. Shibaji Bose, PIRU Officer for Future Health Systems, writes about the use of Photovoice in creating health policy change in the region.

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Increasing evidence use among Ethiopia’s health planners and policymakers
M. Sudhakar; M. Woldie / International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications 2016
Between 2015 and 2016, Jimma University developed and ran a training and mentoring programme with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health to improve the Ministry’s capacity for using evidence in policy making. This case study di...
Maternal undernutrition and childbearing in adolescence and offspring growth and development: is adolescence a critical window for interventions against stunting?
L. Benny; P. Dornan; A. Georgiadis / Young Lives 2017
Maternal undernutrition and adolescent childbearing are prevalent in low- and middle-income countries and have harmful consequences for children. However, less is known on whether these implications persist throughout the offs...
Governing health care in Uganda: explaining the mixed record on delivering rural maternal health services
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2016
Uganda’s ruling party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), came to power with a ‘Ten-Point Plan’. This outlined clear and specific ideas about what was needed to improve service delivery, and the role the pu...
CLTS engagement, outcomes and empowerment in Malagasy communities
I. Davis / Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council 2016
Gender equality, serving the most vulnerable, and addressing the particular needs of women and girls are among the core principles of the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF). In order to better understand the link between gender dyna...
The sooner the better but it’s never too late: the impact of nutrition at different periods of childhood on cognitive development
A. Georgiadis / Young Lives 2017
Although it has been argued that undernutrition and its consequences for child development are irreversible after the age of 2, the evidence in support of these hypotheses is inconclusive. This working paper investigates the i...
Child Under-weight and Agricultural Productivity in India: Implications for Public Provisioning and Women’s Agency
S.S. Vepa; B. Viswanathan; R.V. Bhavani; R. Parasar / Review of Radical Political Economics 2015
The well-known pathways that link agriculture to child nutrition are food, quality of food, and care of feeding. Further, agricultural productivity growth contributes significantly to poverty reduction and reduction in child undernutr...
Fragile Environment, Seasonality, and Maternal and Childhood Undernutrition in Bangladesh
M. Mohsena; B. Chakraborty; M. Hossain; A.N. Mahfuzur Rahman; A. Bayes / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2016
Spatial distribution of poverty in Bangladesh shows that poverty is concentrated in ecologically unfavourable areas. Recently, the issue of spatial distribution of undernutrition has emerged as a matter of concern as well, considering...
Does Agriculture Promote Diet Diversity? A Bangladesh Study
M. Hossain; N.A. Jimi; M.A. Islam / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2016
It is now widely recognised that intake of sufficient dietary energy does not ensure adequate intake of protein and micronutrients necessary for leading an active and healthy life. Legumes, animal products, fruit and vegetables are im...
Are Africans willing to pay higher taxes or user fees for better health care?
T. Isbell / Afrobarometer 2016
In many parts of Africa, access to and quality of medical services remain poor. While economic growth in recent decades has fostered improved health care on the continent, weak funding, brain drain of trained professionals, an...
Impact of a peer-counseling intervention on breastfeeding practices in different socioeconomic strata: results from the equity analysis of the PROMISE-EBF trial in Uganda
K.T. Eide 2016
Background: Undernutrition is highly prevalent among infants in Uganda. Optimal infant feeding practices may improve nutritional status, health, and survival among children. Objective:  Our  study  evaluates&...
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Read the latest contributions to the Eldis blog on the subject of global health.
 
 

A scientific diagram of the circulatory system, painted on a wall in Dubangat Momicha government-run secondary school, in Ethiopia. The mural indicates the main arteries and veins of the heart.

© 2004 Crispin Hughes, Panos Pictures