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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.
Global health meets genomics: inequalities and politics
Medical lab technician
A. Loke / Panos Pictures
Scientific advances in the understanding of genetics and genomics have the potential to generate major improvements for human health in the near future. However, from a global health perspective, the translation of this technology into new medical treatments raises profound international and local issues around inequality, identity and insecurity. Melissa Leach - Director at the Institute of Development Studies, Gemma Buckland-Merrett - Research Fellow at the University of Susssex Centre for Global Health Policy, and Leah Murphy - Eldis Global Health Editor, provide some reflections on the interplay between advances in the areas of genomics and global health.

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Socio-environmental and behavioural correlates of child morbidity in Pakistan
J Bennett / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1995
Empirical evidence to determine the health status of children aged less than five years was gathered from an area in Rawalpindi, one of the large cities of Pakistan. Of the total 1301 children ever born to 341 ever married women aged ...
Climate justice & human rights - Focus on food security, nutrition, health and gender
C. Tirado; A. Ceinos; P. Pascal / Action contre la Faim, 2014
This paper presents a set of recommendations on how the international community, governments, UN and social movements can bring issues of food security, nutrition, health and gender equity into climate negotiations.The brief was launc...
Structural adjustment and social development: an agenda for the poor
J Bennett / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1998
Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs) are not simple instruments for rectifying macroeconomic imbalances through the imposition of policies like currency devaluation, privatisation, trade liberalisation and cuts in government spending...
Agriculture and child under-nutrition in India: a state level analysis
S.S. Vepa; V. Umashan kar; B.V. Bhavani; R. Parasar / Madras School of Economics, India, 2014
The basic rationale for exploring agriculture-nutrition linkage in developing countries is the existence of high level of undernutrition among rural population and a high level of their dependence on agriculture for livelihood. ...
Study of mercury levels of air in and around dental clinics, light products manufacturing plants and mercury-chlor-alkali plant in Pakistan
Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2013
According to a preliminary report on mercury inventory, published in 2000, the point sources of mercury releases and emissions in Pakistan are a chlor-alkali plant, light products manufacturing units, dental clinics, incinerators and ...
Climate change adaptation: improving environment through reduction in wood cutting and remission in greenhouse gases with introduction and promotion of energy efficient technologies - district Kohistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2013
The natural disaster and conflict have brought changes in the physical, chemical and biological character of environment across the globe. Pakistan is one of the worst victims facing effects of climate change in spite of the factual s...
The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014
UN, 2014
Fourteen years ago, the Millennium Declaration articulated a bold vision and established concrete targets for improving the existence of many and for saving the lives of those threatened by disease and hunger. There has been important...
My rights, my voice: annual progress report 2013
Oxfam, 2014
My Rights, My Voice (MRMV) engages marginalized children and youth in their rights to health and education services in eight countries. The 2013 Annual Progress Report provides an overview of the second year of this innovative three y...
Quantitative risk assessment of the effects of climate change on selected causes of death, 2030s and 2050s
S. Hales (ed); S. Kovats (ed); S. Lloyd (ed); D. Campbell-Lendrum (ed) / World Health Organization, 2014
This report summarises the potential impact of climate change on health and mortality for 2030 and 2050. It argues that better evidence is required regarding future risks to health from global climate change in order to inform ...
Lead exposure and children: blood lead levels in school children resulting from leaded petrol use and increasing road traffic in Pakistan
M.A. Khwaja / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2003
Increasing prosperity and population growths in many developing countries are resulting in accelerated growth in vehicle population and vehicle kilometres travelled. In Pakistan, the number of vehicles have jumped from 0.8 million to ...
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