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Demystifying Data: A Guide to Using Evidence to Improve Young People’s Sexual Health and Rights
R. Anderson / Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2014
Scientific evidence on the sexual and reproductive knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and health of young people can strengthen the work of health care providers, educators and advocates. Reliable statistics based on nationally represen...
ORIE Nigeria Research Summary: Qualitative Impact Evaluation - governance and social contexts for nutrition interventions
H. Annett / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
This briefing note summarises the findings of qualitative research on the governance and social contexts for nutrition interventions in Northern Nigeria. The research provides an evaluation ‘baseline’ for the UK Aid funded...
Dual Practice by health workers in South and East Asia: impacts and policy options
D. Hipgrave; M. Natchtnebel; K. Hort 2010
Health professionals, especially doctors, often undertake private work while employed by government. Such “dual practice” is found in both high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) around the world,...
Fiji Islands health systems review
Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 2011
The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) profiles are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of a health system and of reform and policy initiatives in progress or under development in a specific country. T...
Strengthening Community and Health Systems for Quality PMTCT: Applications in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Ethiopia
Pathfinder International, 2013
Globally, there are an estimated 34 million people living with HIV, the vast majority of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa. There are increasing efforts to reverse the trend, with emphasis placed on creating a generation in which no chi...
Asia in the ageing century: part III – healthcare
ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, 2013
This is the third research brief in a three-part series that looks at Asia in the ageing century, with a particular focus on the countries of East and South-East Asia. Highlights include: as Asian societies becom...
Purchasing arrangements with the private sector to provide primary health care in underserved areas
Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 2014
Most countries in Asia and the Pacific are characterized by mixed health systems, that is, centrally planned public health services that operate side by side with private markets, and the private sector is used abundantly in some...
Direct funding of health facilities: findings from an evaluation of the Health Sector Services Fund in Kenya
E Waweru; S. Molyneux; C. Goodman; B. Tsofa 2014
The Health Sector Services Fund (HSSF) is an innovative scheme that provides funds directly to primary health facilities. It was established in 2010 by the Government of Kenya with the aim of increasing resources at peripheral&nb...
Reimagining mobile in South Africa: Lessons from year one
This report explores the programmatic processes, successes and lessons learned by Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action South Africa (MAMA SA), an innovative public-private partnership that delivers vital health information to...
Private sector, for-profit health providers in low and middle income countries: can they reach the poor at scale?
E. Tung; S. Bennett / Globalization and Health, 2014
The bottom of the pyramid concept suggests that profit can be made in providing goods and services to poor people, when high volume is combined with low margins. To-date there has been very limited empirical evidence from the health s...
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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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