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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.

Latest Documents

Enabling and equipping women to improve nutrition
N. Mucha / Bread for the World 2016
Malnutrition during the 1,000 days between pregnancy and a child’s second birthday has irreversible physical, cognitive, and health consequences, reducing a person’s lifetime earning potential. For many countries with high r...
Empowering women and girls to improve nutrition: building a sisterhood of success
Scaling Up Nutrition 2016
As evidence has long suggested, gender inequality can be a cause as well as an effect of hunger and malnutrition. Not surprisingly, higher levels of gender discrimination are associated with higher levels of both acute and chr...
Mental health funding and the SDGs: what now and who pays
J. Mackenzie; C. Kesner / Overseas Development Institute 2016
Mental disorders affect one in four of us over a lifetime. It represents a huge cost to our health care systems and to the global economy, and affects some of the world’s most vulnerable people, through stigma and lack of underst...
Access to information and implications for healthy ageing in Africa: challenges and strategies for public libraries
R.N. Ugwuanyi / DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln 2016
The elderly people are of intrinsic value to societies. Their health is Africa’s wealth. Unfortunately, Africa has serious health burden raging from diseases, poverty ignorance that hardly support healthy ageing. Developm...
Topic Guide: solid waste management
M. Ali; V. Di Bella / Evidence on Demand 2016
By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality, municipal and other waste management.’Target 11.6, Sustainable Development Goals. 11.6 Target has...
Never again: building resilient health systems and leaning from the Ebola crisis
Oxfam 2016
It took the threat of a global health crisis to illustrate the failings of Africa’s health systems. Resilient health systems, free at the point of use, are evidently a global public good. They are essential for the provision of u...
Health policy and systems research training database
Health Systems Global 2016
The HPSR database has been developed as a result of a study undertaken by the Teaching and Learning Health Policy and Systems Research Thematic Working Group. Commissioned by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, the st...
Child Underweight, Land Productivity and Public Services: A District-Level Analysis for India
S.S. Vepa; B. Viswanathan; R. Parasar; R.V. Bhavani / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2016
Though India’s rank has improved in the Global Hunger Index, contributed largely by the fall in the underweight rates for children, concerns of high level of undernutrition in predominantly agricultural pockets remain. This study...
Do boys eat better than girls in India?
Young Lives 2016
This paper examines gender inequalities in the quality of children’s diet, as defined by dietary diversity, among children growing up in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Dietary diversity is a fundamental aspect of good nutrition: a...
Progressive universalism? The impact of targeted coverage on healthcare access and expenditures in Peru
S. Neelsen; O. O'Donnell / Tinbergen Institute 2016
Like other countries seeking a progressive path to universalism, Peru has attempted to reduce inequalities in access to healthcare by granting the poor entitlement to tax-financed basic care without charge. The authors identify the im...
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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