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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.

Latest Documents

INSPIRES: Investigating a reusable sanitary pad intervention in a rural educational setting
E Wilson / University of Sheffield, 2012
Although there is a lack of rigorous quantitative evidence on the links between menstruation and girls’ absenteeism from school, the qualitative evidence that exists indicates that girls can experience a range of problems when m...
Use of menstrual cup by adolescent girls and women: potential benefits and key challenges
The African Population and Health Research Centre, 2010
In resource poor settings, sanitary towels are often too expensive and unaffordable for most adolescent girls and women who need them, and as a consequence these women and girls resort to unhygienic methods. This is one of a series of...
Grow and Know
Grow and Know, 2015
The Grow and Know programme aims to empower young girls and boys to reach their potential through improved education and preparation for life. It develops books for girls and boys that are grounded in the local social, cultural, and e...
Addressing resistance to antibiotics in pluralistic health systems
G Bloom; A Wilkinson,; G Tomson, / STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2015
There is growing international concern about the threat to public health of the emergence and spread of bacteria resistant to existing antibiotics. An effective response must invest in both the development of new drugs and measures to...
Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance
World Health Organization, 2014
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. This report examines the current status of surveillance and in...
Wellbeing Through Empowerment, Improved Enabling Environment, and Assets
E. Browne (ed) / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: Wellbeing through empowerment, improved enabling environment, and assets: What is the evidence that increasing empowerment, improved enabling environment, and assets together lead ...
Children in Barbados and the eastern Caribbean: child rights - the unfinished agenda
United Nations Children's Fund, 2009
This report provides profile overviews of the socio-economic situation and main issues situation of children in ten Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean. The 10 SIDS are characterised by notable political stab...
Swine flu: challenges and impact on the Indian economy
R. Sekhani / Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2015
The large-scale outbreak of infectious diseases can threaten the economic and regional stability of a country. In the recent past, HIV, H1N1 influenza (swine flu), H5N1 influenza (bird flu), SARS and Ebola epidemics and pandemics...
What does Brunei teach us about using Human Development Index rankings as a policy tool?
B. Michael (ed) / Social Science Research Network, 2014
The Bruneian Government has set an ambitious target to achieve a top 10 ranking on the UNDP’s Human Development Index (HDI) by 2035. To achieve its objective (described in a national strategy document called the Wawasan 2035), B...
Homicide Monitor
Igarape Institute, 2015
The Homicide Monitor is a data-driven data visualisation tool designed to show the distribution, dimensions and dynamics of homicidal violence in an interactive and accessible manner. Since homicidal violence is concentrated in Latin ...
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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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