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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.

Latest Documents

Value chain analysis in India to identify nutrition-sensitive interventions for improved maternal diets in India
S. Kehoe / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2017
Micronutrient insufficiencies are a serious public health problem among women of reproductive age in Low and Middle Income Countries including India, adversely affecting maternal health and economic productivity, and child growth and ...
Gender Differences in Adolescent Nutrition: evidence from two Indian districts
A. Mitra; N. Rao / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2017
India is going through a silent crisis as millions of adolescents and adults, both male and female, across the country and over generations face the burden of undernutrition. India’s score in the Global Hunger Index (GHI)...
Gender Evidence Synthesis Research Award (ESRA)
Sarah Bradshaw; B. Linneker; C. Nussey; E. Sanders-McDonagh / ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research 2015
A gendered understanding of poverty is crucial for exploring its differing impacts and this analysis provides valuable insights in a number of key areas. This evidence is a synthesis from 122 research grants awarded by the Economic an...
New knowledge on the gendered nature of poverty and wellbeing
S. Bradshaw; B. Linneker; C. Nussey; E. Sanders-McDonagh / Impact Initiative 2017
A gendered understanding of poverty is crucial for exploring its differing impacts. Women, in particular, may be vulnerable to the effects of poverty and the causes of women’s poverty, and how poverty is experienced, may differ f...
Social accountabilty initatives in health and nutrition: lessons from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
N. Nisbett; N. Ahmed; S. Deshpande; F. Feruglio / Institute of Development Studies UK 2017
South Asia is home to nearly a quarter of the world’s population and is a region of dynamic economic growth, yet it performs relatively poorly on health and nutrition indicators. As a potential route towards addressing th...
Multi-sectoral approaches to nutrition: nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions to accelerate progress
United Nations Children's Fund 2017
The case for investing in nutrition is clear. Poor nutrition during the first 1,000 days - from pregnancy through a child’s second birthday - can cause life-long and irreversible damage, with consequences at the individual, commu...
A mobile health application to manage acute malnutrition: lessons from developing and piloting the app in five countries
T. Frank / Save the Children Fund 2017
Malnutrition is the world’s most serious health problem and the single biggest contributor to child mortality and the global burden of disease. Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) is a proven high-impa...
Nutrition surveillance systems: their use and value
V. Tuffrey / Save the Children Fund 2017
The detrimental consequences of child undernutrition are well documented. The fact that the effects of undernutrition early in life are largely irreversible means that quick and effective action is crucial. Large-scale surveys...
Accounting for nutritional changes in six success stories: a regression-decomposition approach
D. Headey; J. Hoddinott; S. Park / Global Food Security - journal 2017
Over the past two decades, many developing countries have made impressive progress in reducing undernutrition. In this paper, the authors explore potential explanations of this success by applying consistent statistical methods to mul...
Reducing child undernutrition: past drivers and priorities for the post-MDG era
L.C. Smith; L. Haddad / World Development 2017
Reducing child undernutrition is gaining high priority on the international development agenda in the post-MDG agenda, both as a maker and marker of development. In this paper, the authors use data from 1970 to 2012 for 116 countries,...
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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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