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Analysis of the key components of a well functioning health system, including: health promotion; access to medicines; health systems financing; health service delivery; governance and health; and human resources for health.
Innovation in malaria surveillance in Cambodia
Man with mobile phone
S. Torfinn / Panos Pictures
A diverse set of tools - a mix of routine reporting systems using eHealth and mobile phone-based (mHealth) solutions - were developed in Cambodia to improve malaria surveillance and to provide the information needed by national and district staff to manage the national malaria programme, respond to malaria outbreaks and individual cases and monitor in real-time the levels of critical malaria supplies at health facilities.

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Youth and abortion: key strategies and promising practices for increasing young women's access to abortion services
International Planned Parenthood Federation, 2014
Abortion is often portrayed in a one-dimensional way, primarily focusing on abortions of unwanted pregnancies. But abortion also affects education, professional careers and family life. This document is based on the findings of the ev...
Unintended Pregnancy and Unsafe Abortion in the Philippines: Context and Consequences
Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2013
How can reproductive health services improve in the Philippines? Although the government has enhanced access to contraceptive services, abortion is still illegal under all circumstances and about 1000 women die each year from complica...
Linking Poverty, Food Sovereignty And Security, And Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights
Why must Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) be a priority for the Post-2015 Development Agenda? SRHR is interlinked with areas such as gender, health, education and the environment and only if SRHR is considered for rele...
20 Years after Cairo: Women: Continue to reproduce but never mind about Sexuality
Realising Sexual and Reproductive Justice, 2014
What have been the achievements and challenges for sexual and reproductive health since the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo? This document lists the expectations of Realizing Sexual and Reproduct...
Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion in Burkina Faso: Causes and Consequences
Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2014
What are the numbers and circumstances of induced abortions and what are the consequences of unsafe abortions in Burkina Faso? This document provides estimates of the number and rate of induced abortions that occurred in Burkina Faso ...
Abortion Laws and Sexual Violence
Center for Reproductive Rights, 2013
When sexual violence results in pregnancy, women and girls must often face the risk of unsafe abortions and suffer severe mental and physical traumas in countries with restrictive abortion laws. This briefing paper from the Center for...
Health in the post-2015 Development Framework: How to meet the needs of the most marginalized and excluded
International HIV/AIDS Alliance, 2014
What will be the global vision for health after the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)? The International HIV/AIDS Alliance has engaged in the post-2015 consultations and civil society discussions to determine this vision. This polic...
Improving basic services for the bottom forty percent - lessons from Ethiopia
World Bank, 2014
Ethiopia, like most developing countries, has opted to deliver services such as basic education, primary health care, agricultural extension advice, water, and rural roads through a highly decentralised system. That choice is based on...
Reclaiming & Redefining Rights - ICPD+20: Status of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Asia-Pacific
In 1994, 179 governments committed to advance the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. This landmark agreement put women’s empowerment and autonomy at ...
Latin American and Caribbean Report: LACWHN looks at six Latin America and Caribbean countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic – Cairo +20, 2012
In 1993 the Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) convened the first meeting on 'Women and Population Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean', attended by 70 women from 18 countries, setting...
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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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