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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.

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IPR, R&D capability and health care: key issues before India
S Chaturvedi; R Srinivas / Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2009
Growing concerns relating to access to health care, stemming from the high costs of medicines, health services and diagnostics have become a major source of concern in India. The enormity of problem arises fro...
Childhood mortality and health in India
S. Sharma / Institute of Economic Growth, India, 2008
Childhood is a significant stage of life and deprivation during this period can have a long-term adverse impact on the wellbeing of children. Reduction in infant and child morality is likely the most important of the millennium...
Mental health for sustainable development
M De Silva; J Roland 2014
In collaboration with the APPG on Mental Health, this report considers what the UK is currently doing to improve mental health globally and whether UK expertise and resources could be more effectively used to meet this challenge. The ...
Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2014
World Health Organization, 2014
This global status report on prevention and control of NCDs (2014), is framed around the nine voluntary global targets. The report provides data on the situation, identifying bottlenecks as well as opportunities and priority actions f...
Increasing African agency in the design of Performance Based Financing
EQUINET: Network for Equity in Health in Southern Africa, 2014
Billions of dollars are channelled each year to African governments by external funders, from global institutions such as the World Bank and Global Fund to support health systems. Much of the money is provided in the form of “Pe...
Health Centre Committees as a vehicle for social participation in health systems in east and southern Africa
EQUINET: Network for Equity in Health in Southern Africa, 2014
The adoption of primary health care (PHC) in all east and Southern African (ESA) countries means that public participation is central to the design and implementation of health systems. One mechanism for this is through Health Centre ...
Enhancing local medicine production in east and southern Africa
EQUINET: Network for Equity in Health in Southern Africa, 2014
This policy brief outlines the factors that affect medicines production in East and Southern Africa, drawing on the African Union, Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and East African Community (EAC) pharmaceutical ...
Factors affecting the choice of households’ primary cooking fuel in Sudan
K.M. Suliman / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
The literature on energy production, consumption and the associated environmental impact in Sudan is slim. The aim of this paper is to examine the factors affecting Sudanese households’ choices of primary cooking fuels, and to i...
Access to socio-economic rights for non-nationals in the Southern African Development Community
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 2012
While many countries in Africa are contemplating ways in which to extend access to social protection for their citizens, the enjoyment of socio-economic rights by non-nationals receives scarce commentary. Despite the existence of inte...
Status of disability rights in Southern Africa
H. Kotzé / Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 2012
People living with disabilities (PWD) are the most marginalised people in a region where life is already difficult for the majority of the population due to severe poverty, lack of development and high unemployment. In all countries, ...
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