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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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India and Africa - collaboration for growth
KPMG 2016
The nature of India’s relationship with Africa is clearly evolving into a wider, deeper engagement that, while clearly in India’s advantage, also offers significant potential benefits to its African counterparts. This overvi...
Helpdesk report: Comparative advantage of the private sector in delivery of health services
Evie Browne / Health and Education Advice and Resource Team 2016
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: What are the areas of likely comparative advantage of the private sector in delivery of health care services for public health goals particularly in the areas of MNCH and SRH inclu...
Refreshing Africa's future: prospects for achieving universal WASH access by 2030
A. Markle; Z. Donnenfeld / Institute for Security Studies 2016
Access to water, sanitation and hygiene is indispensable to development, but what will it take for Africa to achieve universal access in 15 years? This paper uses the International Futures forecasting system to explore Sustainable Dev...
Managing the public-€“private mix to achieve universal health coverage
K. Hanson; B. McPake / The Lancet 2016
The private sector has a large and growing role in health systems in low-income and middle-income countries. The goal of universal health coverage provides a renewed focus on taking a system perspective in designing policies to manage...
Prohibit, constrain, encourage, or purchase: how should we engage with the private health-care sector?
D. Montagu; C. Goodman / The Lancet 2016
The private for-profit sector's prominence in health-care delivery, and concern about its failures to deliver social benefit, has driven a search for interventions to improve the sector's functioning. The authors review evidence for t...
Performance of private sector health care: implications for universal health coverage
Rosemary Morgan; T. Ensor; Hugh Waters / The Lancet 2016
Although the private sector is an important health-care provider in many low-income and middle-income countries, its role in progress towards universal health coverage varies. Studies of the performance of the private sector have focu...
What is the private sector? Understanding private provision in the health systems of low-income and middle-income countries
M. Mackintosh; A. Channon; Anup Karan; Sakthivel Selvaraj; Eleonora Cavagnero; H. Zhao / The Lancet 2016
Private health care in low-income and middle-income countries is very extensive and very heterogeneous, ranging from itinerant medicine sellers, through millions of independent practitioners — both unlicensed and licensed — ...
The state of the World's children 2016: a fair chance for every child
United Nations Children's Fund 2016
Every child has the right to health, education and protection, and every society has a stake in expanding children’s opportunities in life. Yet, around the world, millions of children are denied a fair chance for no reason other ...
Alcohol use: summary of the findings from the Third National HIV Communication Survey
Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa 2012
Alcohol use and abuse is an important risk factor for HIV infection in southern Africa. A number of studies have found a relationship between alcohol and HIV seropositivity. Alcohol is increasingly being recognised as an indirect cont...
Gender matters: overcoming gender-related barriers to prevent new HIV infections among children and keep their mothers alive
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 2016
Studies indicate that harmful gender norms and practices, cultural perceptions and beliefs surrounding pregnancy and childbirth, and a distrust of health-care services all can pose barriers to HIV prevention and treatment. In particul...
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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