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Childhood mortality and health in India
S. Sharma / Institute of Economic Growth, India, 2008
Childhood is a significant stage of life and deprivation during this period can have a long-term adverse impact on the wellbeing of children. Reduction in infant and child morality is likely the most important of the millennium...
Health Centre Committees as a vehicle for social participation in health systems in east and southern Africa
EQUINET: Network for Equity in Health in Southern Africa, 2014
The adoption of primary health care (PHC) in all east and Southern African (ESA) countries means that public participation is central to the design and implementation of health systems. One mechanism for this is through Health Centre ...
Access to socio-economic rights for non-nationals in the Southern African Development Community
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 2012
While many countries in Africa are contemplating ways in which to extend access to social protection for their citizens, the enjoyment of socio-economic rights by non-nationals receives scarce commentary. Despite the existence of inte...
Palliative care in Southern Africa: review of current policies and opportunities for scaling up care
In many African countries, palliative care is not yet integrated into national policies so public healthaccess is not available to the majority of those who require palliative care. The African Palliative Care Association (APCA) embar...
Palliative care for women living with HIV
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 2013
Sometimes, women infected by HIV do not access proper care due to their various responsibilities. There are a number of things that can be done in order to reduce the burden of the epidemic among women. These could include providing a...
My rights, my voice: annual progress report 2013
Oxfam, 2014
My Rights, My Voice (MRMV) engages marginalized children and youth in their rights to health and education services in eight countries. The 2013 Annual Progress Report provides an overview of the second year of this innovative three y...
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...
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...
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....
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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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