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Population aging in India: facts, issues and options
Program on the Global Demography of Aging at Harvard University 2016
India, one of the world’s two population superpowers, is undergoing unprecedented demographic changes. Increasing longevity and falling fertility have resulted in a dramatic increase in the population of adults aged 60 and up, in...
Caste and care: is Indian healthcare delivery system favourable for Dalits?
S. George / Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India 2015
The development literature in the recent past has brought out the stark differences in the social and economic status of Dalits and Adivasis as compared to other social groups in India. Most of these studies tended to focus on the cor...
Review and synthesis - ten years of research evidence in health and development: ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research
Sridhar Venkatapuram; Adam Coutts; Pooja Mall / Economic and Social Research Council, UK 2016
The ESRC–DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research was established in 2005 in order to ‘provide a robust conceptual and empirical basis for development and enhance the quality and impact of social science research whi...
Governance for health equity: taking forward the equity values and goals of Health 2020 in the WHO European Region
With its distilled lessons, this publication provides a situation analysis of why policies and interventions to address social determinants of health and health inequities succeed or fail. It also discusses important features of gover...
Evidence on gender inequities in social health protection: the case of women living in rural areas
X. Scheil-Adlung; C. Kuhl / International Labour Organization 2012
While in many low- and middle-income countries, urban women have had better opportunities to join growing formal economies, rural women are often stuck in harsh living and working conditions in informal economies. The aim of this repo...
Women and health: the key for sustainable development
A. Langer; F. M. Knaul; A. Meleis / The Lancet 2015
The health of women and girls is currently in an era of transition; significant improvements have occurred in the last few decades, but there are still important unmet needs, and challenging trends related to aging demographics and po...
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...
Protecting the vulnerable through social health insurance: PhilHealth’s KASAPI as a strategy
G.M. Llanto 2007
To help ease the burden of medical expenses on the part of lower-income households during times of illness and emergencies, the Philippines government, through PhilHealth, launched the KASAPI programme that aims to reach the poor...
Special volume on ASEAN economic community - introduction
R. Aldaba / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2012
This special volume of the Philippine Journal of Development (PJD) is devoted to discussions and analyses of issues on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015 implementation. Except for the services liberalization paper, all th...
Helpdesk report: Urban poverty in Nepal
S. Bakrania (ed) / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre 2015
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: What are the issues and trends in relation to urban poverty in Nepal? Include data on key trends as well as a qualitative overview of the issues pertaining to informal settlements,...
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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.

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