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This guide aims to provide access to relevant, diverse and credible research on global health in developing countries. It aims to inform dialogue and the sharing of good practice by policy actors and decision makers globally around issues such as: social determinants of health; health systems; infectious diseases; NCDs; HIV and Aids; injury and violence; maternal, newborn and child health; and nutrition.
Using Photovoice to improve health in the Sundarbans
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S. Torfinn / Panos Pictures
Children in the Indian Sundarbans suffer from chronic malnutrition and communicable diseases. Furthermore, access to health facilities in the region is a challenge due to rough terrain and winding tidal rivers. Shibaji Bose, PIRU Officer for Future Health Systems, writes about the use of Photovoice in creating health policy change in the region.

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Protecting women’s and children’s health from a changing climate
International Union of Nutritional Sciences 2016
Climate change increases challenges to women'??s and children'??s health. There is more likelihood of women and children suffering and dying from problems such as diarrhoea, undernutrition, malaria, and from the harmful effects of ext...
Health impact of climate change in Bangladesh: a summary
Scientific Research Publishing 2016
Bangladesh, one of the South Asian countries , has started experiencing major public health i m- pacts of climate change due to its vulnerable geographical location. The objective of this paper is to look at the extent of climate chan...
Health care facility climate change resiliency workshop
Pan American Health Organization 2015
In addition to their primary roles in treating illness and injuries, health care facilities provide a first line of defence in protecting individuals and communities from the impacts of climate change. However, recent events demonstra...
Health impacts of climate change in Pacific Island countries: a regional assessment of vulnerabilities and adaptation priorities
Environmental Health Perspectives 2015
Between 2010 and 2012, the World Health Organization Division of Pacific Technical Support led a regional climate change and health vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning project, in collaboration with health sector partners...
WASH resilience and climate change: Learning Brief from the Pacific Regional Learning Event
Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Fund 2016
The Pacific Regional Learning Event (PARLE) was a gathering of over 70 participants from Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu where CS WASH Fund projects are being implemented by World Vision, WaterAid and ...
Review and synthesis - ten years of research evidence in health and development: ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research
Sridhar Venkatapuram; Adam Coutts; Pooja Mall / Economic and Social Research Council, UK 2016
The ESRC–DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research was established in 2005 in order to ‘provide a robust conceptual and empirical basis for development and enhance the quality and impact of social science research whi...
Multi-level pro-poor health governance, statistical information flows and the role of regional organisations in South America and Southern Africa
Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration 2016
Health governance has become multi-layered as the combined result of decentralisation, regional integration and the emergence of new actors nationally and internationally. Whereas this has – in principle – enhanced the insta...
Cost of abortions in Zambia: A comparison of safe abortion and post abortion care
Divya Parmar; Tiziana Leone; Ernestina Coast; Susan Murray; Eleanor Hukin; Bellington Vwalika / Global Public Health 2015
Unsafe abortion is a significant but preventable cause of maternal mortality. Although induced abortion has been legal in Zambia since 1972, many women still face logistical, financial, social, and legal obstacles to access safe abort...
Pregnancy termination trajectories in Zambia
Ernestina Coast; Susan Murray / International Union for the Scientific Study of Population 2014
Unsafe abortion is a significant, but preventable cause of maternal mortality in Zambia. The authors compared the trajectories of women seeking safe abortion with those receiving care following unsafe abortion. They interviewed women ...
Intrapartum oxytocin (mis)use in South Asia
P. Brhlikova; Patricia Jeffery; Gitanjali Priti Bhatia; Sakshi Khurana / Journal of Health Studies 2009
Oxytocin is a natural hormone with uterine stimulant properties that plays a prominent role in obstetric practice. Clinical guidelines for oxytocin use intrapartum emphasise that injudicious use has serious potential for adverse outco...
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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.

© 2004 Crispin Hughes, Panos Pictures