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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.
The 68th World Health Assembly
The 68th World Health Assembly is taking place in Geneva from May 18th - 26th, 2015. This news feature provides an overview of issues discussed at the Assembly, information on how to keep up to date with the discussions and decisions taken, and some related resources from Eldis.

Latest Documents

Maternity Protection Resource Package
International Labour Organization, 2015
The Maternity Protection Resource Package provides guidance and tools to strengthen and extend maternity protection to all women in all types of economic activity. It is designed to: Bring together information and tools...
Breastfeeding policy: a globally comparative analysis
J. Heymann; A. Raub; A. Earle / World Health Organization, 2013
The objective of this paper is to explore the extent to which national policies guaranteeing breastfeeding breaks to working women may facilitate breastfeeding. An analysis was conducted of the number of countries that guarante...
Impact of a Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace on an Employed Mother's Intention to Continue Breastfeeding After Returning to Work
S.Y. Tsai 2013
Ever-increasing populations of women in their childbearing years are choosing to become employed. Breastfeeding provides unique health advantages to both the infant and mother. A breastfeeding-friendly workplace might be an important ...
The contribution of female health to economic development
D.E. Bloom; M. Kuhn; K. Prettner / Program on the Global Demography of Aging at Harvard University, 2015
This paper analyses the economic consequences for less developed countries of investing in female health. In so doing it introduces a novel micro-founded dynamic general equilibrium framework in which parents trade off the number of c...
Challenging disadvantage in Zambia: People with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities in the criminal justice system
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 2015
People with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities who engage in, or who are alleged to have engaged in, offending behaviour are likely to come to the attention of the police in much the same way as anyone else. However, powers ve...
The political economy of inclusive healthcare in Cambodia
T. Kelsall; S. Heng / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2014
Over the past 15 years, Cambodia has made significant strides in expanding effective access to free healthcare for poor people, thanks largely to ‘Health Equity Funds’ (HEFs), a multi-stakeholder health-financing mechanism...
We can also make change: piloting participatory research with persons with disabilities and older people in Bangladesh
HelpAge International, 2015
The aim of the research presented in this report was to understand better the experiences of social, political and economic exclusion of persons with disabilities and older people in Bangladesh from their own perspectives. A...
Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health
N. Watts; W.N. Adger; P. Agnolucci / The Lancet, 2015
This Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change maps out the impacts of climate change, and suggests necessary policy responses. It argues that the effects of climate change are being felt today, and future projections repr...
Responding to rapid population growth in Egypt
H. Youssef; M. Osman; F. Roudi-Fahimi / Population Reference Bureau, 2014
Egypt’s rapid population growth is putting pressure on the country’s economy and environment and is threatening the health and well-being of its people. From 1994 to 2014, the population grew by 46 percent, from 60 million...
Progress for children: beyond averages - learning from the MDGs
United Nations Children's Fund, 2015
This eleventh edition of Progress for Children is UNICEF’s final report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It presents latest data that show while the MDGs helped drive tremendous advances in the lives of ...
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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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