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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.
The 68th World Health Assembly
The 68th World Health Assembly is taking place in Geneva from May 18th - 26th, 2015. This news feature provides an overview of issues discussed at the Assembly, information on how to keep up to date with the discussions and decisions taken, and some related resources from Eldis.

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Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health
N. Watts; W.N. Adger; P. Agnolucci / The Lancet, 2015
This Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change maps out the impacts of climate change, and suggests necessary policy responses. It argues that the effects of climate change are being felt today, and future projections repr...
Responding to rapid population growth in Egypt
H. Youssef; M. Osman; F. Roudi-Fahimi / Population Reference Bureau, 2014
Egypt’s rapid population growth is putting pressure on the country’s economy and environment and is threatening the health and well-being of its people. From 1994 to 2014, the population grew by 46 percent, from 60 million...
Progress for children: beyond averages - learning from the MDGs
United Nations Children's Fund, 2015
This eleventh edition of Progress for Children is UNICEF’s final report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It presents latest data that show while the MDGs helped drive tremendous advances in the lives of ...
Review of targets for the Sustainable Development Goals: the science perspective
International Council for Science, 2015
This report is an independent scientific review of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets, as submitted to the UN General Assembly by the UN Open Working Group (OWG). It is a unique tool designed primarily for neg...
Survive breathing: reduce household air pollution to save lives and help the climate
GRID Arendal, 2015
In the early 21st century, nearly 3 billion people still lack reliable, affordable and sustainable access to modern energy services. They have to rely on various forms of solid fuel – animal dung, crop residues and waste, wood, ...
Rural sanitation transformation in Himachal Pradesh
D. Sanan / CLTS Foundation, 2014
The world remains off track to meet the sanitation MDG target. The key culprit for this is India. Against the global open defecation rate of 15%, in India over 50% of its 1.2 billion population continue to defecate in the open everyda...
Promising pathways. Innovations and best practices in CLTS at scale in Madagascar. Towards an open defecation free country
K. Milward; S. Pradhan; K. Pasteur / CLTS Foundation, 2014
This book from the CLTS Foundation - with a foreword by Kamal Kar - describes their research into the process and practices of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) as implemented by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) programme in ...
‘Clean India!’ Miles to go before we sweep?
R. Jeffrey / Institute of South Asian Studies, 2015
India’s urban population increases at about 2.5 per cent a year and will be close to 500 million by the next census in 2021. Urban sewage systems have to deal with nearly twice as much human waste as a generation ago. Sewers and...
Perceptions of dementia in ethnic communities
Alzheimer’s Australia, 2008
There is currently very little research into perceptions of dementia across culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. This resource kit is aimed at helping to develop a better understanding of perceptions of dementia w...
Dementia in the Asia Pacific Region 2014
Alzheimer's Disease International, 2014
The purpose of this document is to promote a greater understanding and awareness of the social and economic impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias across the countries of the Asia Pacific region. These impacts will be...
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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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