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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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Ageing in emerging markets: Emerging Markets Symposium
The Emerging Markets Symposium, 2015
The rise of emerging markets in the last half century has been associated with violent shifts in the tectonic plates of demography, economics and geography. There will be larger shifts in the next half century as emerging markets are ...
Extension of social security long - term care protection for older persons: a review of coverage deficits in 46 countries
X. Scheil - Adlung / International Labour Organization, 2015
Due to the global demographic ageing, all countries are challenged by growing long-term care (LTC) needs for older persons. However, these needs are largely ignored and range very low on the policy agendas of most countries. Th...
How healthy are the children of the Indian Sundarbans? Findings from the first Sundarbans Health Watch
B. Kanjilal; J. Knezovich; S. Bose / Future Health Systems research consortium, 2013
What can be done to improve the health situation of children in the Sundarbans, a region with a population of roughly 4.5 million people? To tackle this, Future Health Systems (FHS) designed a series of studies into a representative b...
The quality of death: ranking end-of-life care across the world
S. Murray; D. Line (ed) / The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2015
In many parts of the world, hospice and palliative care is either non-existent or in its infancy, with about 5bn people living in countries with insufficient or no access to medications to control severe or moderate pain, according to...
An introduction to implementation science for the non-specialist
M. S. Bauer; L. Damschroder; H. Hagedorn; J. Smith; A. M. Kilbourne / BMC Psychology, 2015
As healthcare systems work under increasingly dynamic and resource-constrained conditions, evidence-based strategies are essential in order to ensure that research investments maximize healthcare value and improve public health. Imple...
Managing the Ebola Epidemic in Uganda in 2000 – 2001
S. Ssali / ReBUILD Consortium, 2014
Diseases such as Ebola highlight the importance of a holistic focus on health systems, as opposed to assuming that health is the preserve and concern of health professionals alone. This was the lesson Uganda learnt very quickly in man...
The determinants of child health disparities in Jordan
C. Krafft / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
The first few years of children’s lives provide a crucial window for their human development. Malnutrition, as a form of faltering development in the early years of life, has lasting consequences in terms of education, labor mar...
The Political Economy of NCDs in Low- and MiddleIncome Countries
L. Bolton; M. Das; S. Thompson / Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2014
This Helpdesk report responds to the following query: Produce a report looking at the political economy of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries. Specifically, focus on how rising rates of NCDs, whi...
Community-based rehabilitation for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review
The Campbell Collaboration, 2015
There are estimated to be over one billion people with disabilities globally and 80% of them live in low- and middle-income countries. They are often excluded from education, health, and employment and other aspects of society leading...
Why women choose to give birth at home: a situational analysis from urban slums of Delhi
N. Devasenapathy; M. S. George; S.G. Jerath / British Medical Journal, 2014
Better understanding the factors influencing home or institutional birth among the urban poor is needed in order to enhance programme impact. This paper aims to measure the prevalence of home and institutional births in an urban slum ...
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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