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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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Even it up: time to end extreme inequality
E. Seery; A. Caistor Arendar / Oxfam, 2014
Using new research and examples, this report shows the scale of the problem of extreme economic inequality, and reveals the multiple dangers it poses to people everywhere. It identifies the two powerful driving forces that have led to...
End review of FDC’s project to strengthen the Exp anded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in the Zambézia province, Mozambique
S. Lange; E.S. Chimbutane; G. Sitefane / Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2014
This report is an end review of Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade (FDC)’s project to support the implementation of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in the Zambézia province. The purpo...
Systems thinking for health systems strengthening
D. de Savigny (ed); T. Adam (ed) / World Health Organization, 2009
This document provides conceptual thinking on health systems, system-level interventions and health systems strengthening. It introduces and explores systems thinking and what it means for the health system as an overall primer to the...
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...
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...
Voice and accountability in the health sector
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2013
This Helpdesk report responds to a query to write a report to identify: 1) useful sources on assessment of voice and accountability (V&A); 2) examples of V&A in the Bangladesh health sector; and 3) different models of V&A....
Women’s literacy and the links between maternal health, reproductive health and daughter education
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2010
Development agencies have found two predictable indicators for longevity among women in developing countries: accessible clean water and literacy skills. Of the 1 billion illiterate people in the world, two thirds of them are women. L...
Postabortion Care in Pakistan
Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2013
Recent statistics show that there is a high demand for postabortion care (PAC) in Pakistan. Most of PAC cases are treated by private-sector providers. Many facilities are not able to provide high standard treatments as they lack adequ...
Health-enhancing holidays: challenges in expanding medical tourism in the Philippines
O.F. Picazo / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2013
Medical tourism is poised to continue growing globally in the next few years due to combined economic, demographic, epidemiological, communication, and transport trends. While the Philippines offers better prices than its Asian compet...
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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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