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Role of private hospitals in Kerala : an exploration
T. R. Dilip / Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2008
This working paper attempts to understand the characteristics of private hospitals and the equity in accessing their services, using secondary data available for the period 1986-2004. The paper finds that: t...
Beyond the prostate: Brazil's national healthcare policy for men (PNAISH)', EMERGE Story of Change 1
BRIDGE, 2015
This Story of Change pulls out the key findings and messages from EMERGE case study 1, which focuses on Brazil's national healthcare policy for men (PNAISH). The policy seeks to involve men more in health decisions - both relating to ...
“We are dying while giving life”: Gender and the role of Health Extension Workers in rural Ethiopia
R. Jackson; D. Kilsby 2015
The health sector is a key priority sector for addressing women’s needs and priorities in Ethiopia. Under the Health Sector Development Program (HSDP), the Health Extension Program (HEP) aims to improve equitable access to essen...
Constitutional Reforms and Access to HIV Services for Women in Low-resource Settings in Nairobi, Kenya
P Ooosterhoff; E Kageha Igonya / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2015
Four years after the approval of the new Constitution in Kenya in 2010, and one year after the devolution of health services in 2013, this case study examines: the difficulties that poor women and girls living in slum areas face in ge...
Ageing in emerging markets: Emerging Markets Symposium
The Emerging Markets Symposium, 2015
The rise of emerging markets in the last half century has been associated with violent shifts in the tectonic plates of demography, economics and geography. There will be larger shifts in the next half century as emerging markets are ...
Extension of social security long - term care protection for older persons: a review of coverage deficits in 46 countries
X. Scheil - Adlung / International Labour Organization, 2015
Due to the global demographic ageing, all countries are challenged by growing long-term care (LTC) needs for older persons. However, these needs are largely ignored and range very low on the policy agendas of most countries. Th...
The quality of death: ranking end-of-life care across the world
S. Murray; D. Line (ed) / The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2015
In many parts of the world, hospice and palliative care is either non-existent or in its infancy, with about 5bn people living in countries with insufficient or no access to medications to control severe or moderate pain, according to...
Managing the Ebola Epidemic in Uganda in 2000 – 2001
S. Ssali / ReBUILD Consortium, 2014
Diseases such as Ebola highlight the importance of a holistic focus on health systems, as opposed to assuming that health is the preserve and concern of health professionals alone. This was the lesson Uganda learnt very quickly in man...
Preliminary observations on social security and health care systems of the BRICS
International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, 2015
This summary provides some preliminary findings of research on social security and health care policies in the BRICS countries. Thus far, our research demonstrates some basic institutional information about the social security and hea...
Mental health action plan 2013 - 2020
World Health Organization, 2013
This report recognises the essential role of mental health in achieving health for all people. It is based on a life-course approach, aims to achieve equity through universal health coverage and stresses the importance of preve...
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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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