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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.

Latest Documents

Even it up: time to end extreme inequality
E. Seery; A. Caistor Arendar / Oxfam, 2014
Using new research and examples, this report shows the scale of the problem of extreme economic inequality, and reveals the multiple dangers it poses to people everywhere. It identifies the two powerful driving forces that have led to...
End review of FDC’s project to strengthen the Exp anded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in the Zambézia province, Mozambique
S. Lange; E.S. Chimbutane; G. Sitefane / Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2014
This report is an end review of Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade (FDC)’s project to support the implementation of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in the Zambézia province. The purpo...
Systems thinking for health systems strengthening
D. de Savigny (ed); T. Adam (ed) / World Health Organization, 2009
This document provides conceptual thinking on health systems, system-level interventions and health systems strengthening. It introduces and explores systems thinking and what it means for the health system as an overall primer to the...
Improving tuberculosis case detection: a compendium of TB REACH case studies, lessons learned and a monitoring and evaluation framework
Stop TB Partnership, 2014
This document is not meant to be prescriptive and should not be used as a guideline. Instead, it provides ideas and context for various approaches that can be adapted, measured and evaluated. Its intended use is fo...
Haemorrhagic fevers in Africa: narratives, politics and pathways of disease and response
M Leach / STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2008
Outbreak narratives have justified rapid and sometimes draconian international policy responses and control measures. Yet there is a variety of other ways of framing haemorrhagic fevers. There present different views concerning who is...
Drug-resistant TB: surveillance and response
World Health Organization, 2014
This document is a special supplement to the 2014 Global Tuberculosis Report. It marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Global Project on Anti-TB Drug Resistance Surveillance, and highlights the latest status...
Global Tuberculosis Report 2014
World Health Organization, 2014
This report provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels using data reported by over 200 countr...
The HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa: convergence with tuberculosis, socioecological vulnerability, and climate change patterns
A. Abayomi; M.N. Cowan / South African Medical Journal, 2014
This journal article argues that people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) have weakened physiological responses and are immunologically vulnerable to pathogens and stressors in their environment, putting them at a health disadvantage in cl...
Eliminating mother to child transmission of HIV in Uganda by 2015 – what will it take?: Abridged version
HIV/AIDS Knowledge Management and Communication Capacity, 2012
This document is an abridged version of the synthesis report titled “Eliminating Mother?to?Child Transmission of HIV in Uganda by 2015: What will it take?”. It presents a synthesis of knowledge on EMTCT in Uganda, building...
What is needed to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS in Uganda?
HIV/AIDS Knowledge Management and Communication Capacity, 2014
The virtual elimination of mother to child transmission (EMTCT) of HIV/AIDS is within Uganda's grasp, but it requires concerted effort and strategic investment from all levels of policy makers. Based on the findings of the KMCC EMTCT ...
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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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