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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

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 ...
The Little Green Data Book 2014
World Bank, 2014
The Little Green Data Book is a reference for key environmental data for over 200 economies. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitat...
Universal health coverage and non-communicable diseases: a mutually reinforcing agenda
NCD Alliance, 2014
This policy brief analyses the relationships between Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). It covers the unique challenges the NCD epidemic poses to achieving UHC, and the role of UHC in strengthening t...
Strengthening public health nutrition education in India
s Khandelwal / Transform Nutrition, 2014
Malnutrition remains a major challenge for public health and for human and economic  development in India. A lack of adequately trained public health professionals and  nutritionists means that this challenge is no...
Universal Health Coverage: beyond rhetoric
A Sengupta / Municipal Services Project, 2013
This paper raises critical questions around Universal Health Coverage (UHC), which is increasingly seen as a silver-bullet solution to healthcare needs in low- and middle-income countries. UHC is often defined as a health financing sy...
Global health in foreign policy - and foreign policy in health? Evidence from the BRICS
N.F. Watt; E.J. Gomez; M. McKee / Health Policy and Planning, 2014
Amidst the growing literature on global health, much has been written recently about the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) countries and their involvement and potential impact in global health, particularly in relatio...
The product development pathway
C. Gingerich / Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2014
New, cheap and simple to use health products are needed if poor countries are to combat HIV, TB, malaria and other diseases. The UK's DFID and other donors are making substantial investments in health research, but research to develop...
Helpdesk report: Trachoma
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2011
The eyes disease Trachoma is endemic in more than 50 countries with more than 80% of the burden concentrated in 14 countries, and predominantly in the savannah areas of East and Central Africa and the Sahel of West Africa. Roughly hal...
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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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