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This guide aims to provide access to relevant, diverse and credible research on health challenges 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: infectious diseases; NCDs; injury and violence; maternal, newborn and child health; and nutrition.

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Why health systems must change: addressing the needs of ageing populations in low- and middle-income countries
HelpAge International, 2014
The world’s population is ageing rapidly, with the over-60 population growing fastest. Since 2000, there have been more people aged 60 or over than children under 5. Ageing, however, brings with it a number of challenges th...
Addressing diseases of poverty: an initiative to reduce the unacceptable burden of neglected tropical diseases in the Asia Pacific region
Asian Development Bank Institute, 2014
The Asia Pacific region is at the forefront of global economic development. Yet some countries and population groups are being left behind in poverty. One of the factors impeding development is a large burden of communicable...
Climate change: Health impacts and opportunities a summary and discussion of the IPCC Working Group 2 report
D. McCoy; N. Watts / The Global Climate & Health Alliance, 2014
In this briefing, health and medical organisations from around the world call on governments to respond to the major health risks described in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s March 2015 report: ‘Impa...
Protecting Health from Climate Change: Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment
K. Ebi; P. Berry; D. Campbell-Lendrum / World Health Organization, 2013
This document aims to provide guidance on conducting a national or subnational assessment of current and future vulnerability to the health risks of climate change, and of policies and programmes that could increase resilience, taking...
Public perception of climate change and its impact on health and environment in rural southwestern Nigeria
E.O. Asekun-Olarinmoye; J.O. Bamidele; O.O. Odu / Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine, 2014
This article presents a study of public perceptions of climate change and its impact on health and environment in rural southwestern Nigeria. A community-based descriptive cross-sectional study of 1,019 rural respondents was undertake...
Developing and implementing training materials for integrated community case management in South Sudan
S. George; M. Marasciulo / Malaria Consortium, 2012
In South Sudan, ICCM – or integrated community case management – is carried out by trained community volunteers called community drug distributors (CDDs) or community based distributors. These operate like community based ...
Building capacity for universal coverage: malaria control in Nigeria
S. George / Malaria Consortium, 2012
SunMaP works with the Nigerian National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) to harmonise donor efforts around agreed national strategies and plans for malaria control.The role of SunMaP is to provide the necessary technical expertise and...
The 3P proposal to accelerate innovation and access for new treatment regimens for TB
Access to Essential Medicines Campaign, MSF, 2014
The aim of the ‘3P Project’ is to rapidly deliver affordable, effective new regimens for tuberculosis (TB) through an open collaborative approach to conducting drug development and through novel approaches to financing and...
Community dialogues for healthy children: encouraging communities to talk
S. Martin / Malaria Consortium, 2012
Integrated community case management (ICCM) – an approach where community-based health workers are trained to identify, treat and refer children under-five with pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria – is increasingly being used...
The new face of an old disease: urgent action needed to tackle global drug-resistant TB threat
Médecins Sans Frontières, 2014
This MSF Crisis Alert argues that there is a global drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) crisis which demands mass mobilisation and new treatments. It argues, while the first new TB drugs in 50 years, along with developments in diagnos...
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