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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
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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Program P: A Manual for Engaging Men in Fatherhood, Caregiving, and Maternal and Child Health - Promundo - EN
Promundo, 2013
Program P is an educational manual that provides concrete strategies for engaging men in active caregiving from the stage of their partner’s pregnancy through their child’s early years. It identifies best practices on enga...
Making health insurance work for the poor: learning from the Self-Employed Women’s Association’s (SEWA) community-based health insurance scheme in India
M. Kent Ranson / Social Science and Medicine, 2006
The purpose of this paper is to measure the distributional impact of a large community-based health insurance (CBHI) scheme in Gujarat, India, which reimburses hospitalisation costs, and to identify barriers to optimal distributional ...
Who gains, who loses and how: leveraging gender and class intersections to secure health entitlements
G. Sen; A. Iyer / Social Science and Medicine, 2012
This paper argues that a focus on the middle groups in a multi-dimensional socioeconomic ordering can provide valuable insights into how different axes of advantage and disadvantage intersect with each other. It develops the elements ...
Placing gender at the centre of health programming: challenges and limitations
C. Vlassoff; C.G. Moreno / World Health Organization, 2002
This paper argues that a gender analysis is fundamental to health and health planning. The authors begin with a definition of gender and related concepts including equity and equality. This is followed by a discussion on w...
Beyond accuracy: creating a comprehensive evidence base for TB diagnostic tools
The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2010
The need for a strong and comprehensive evidence base to support decision making with regard to the implementation of new and improved diagnostic tools and approaches has been highlighted by a number of stakeholders; these include mem...
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,...
Building a motivated health workforce during and post the ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone
ReBUILD Consortium, 2015
The already weak health care delivery sector in Sierra Leone has been further overburdened with the Ebola outbreak. All efforts made towards strengthening the health system and working towards providing equitable access to healthcare ...
Science and technology for health: towards universal access in a changing world
G. Bloom / STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2009
Most anti-colonial movements in the second half of the 20th Century promised to provide universal access to health services. The Alma Ata Declaration of 1978 presented a consensus view of how governments could deliver on this promise....
The Political Economy of Avian Influenza Response and Control in Vietnam
T. Vu / STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2009
As a country suffering from large-scale Avian Influenza (AI) outbreaks and receiving considerable international support, Vietnam provides a crucial case not to be missed in any analysis of the global AI crisis. Vietnam is also in...
Cambodia’s Victim Zero: Global and National Responses to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
S. Ear / STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2009
Cambodia’s experience with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) since the disease was discovered on a farm outside Phnom Penh in January 2004 reveals important aspects of how a developing country with limited resources and c...
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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.

© 2004 Crispin Hughes, Panos Pictures