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Global health

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.
Improving the lives of HIV positive offenders in Southern Africa
Medical record of an HIV positive patient
C. de Bode / Panos Pictures
In this Eldis blog post, guest blogger Kaday Mansaray Sibanda - VSO’s Regional Director for Southern Africa - shares lessons from VSO's 15 years of experience with improving the lives of HIV positive offenders both inside prison and on their release.

Latest Documents

VSO Regional Health and AIDS Initiative for Southern Africa (RHAISA): Towards improving the health outcomes and realizing the rights of the disadvantaged
Voluntary Service Overseas, 2014
The Regional Health and AIDS Initiative for Southern Africa (RHAISA), is Voluntary Service Overseas’ (VSO’s) flagship programme championing VSO's regional response to HIV and AIDS in southern Africa. The main aim is t...
Protective Effect of Breastfeeding against Overweight Can Be Detected as Early as the Second Year of Life: A Study of Children from One of the Most Socially-deprived Areas of Brazil
M.L. Assuncao; H.S. Ferreira; S.B Coutinho / Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2015
Millions of children live in Brazil’s semi-arid region, one of the most socially-deprived areas of the country, where undernutrition co-exists with obesity as a consequence of the nutrition transition. There is evidence that chi...
mHealth and Gender: Making the Connection
L Waldman; R Morgan; A George / Research in Gender and Ethics, 2015
The use of mHealth interventions withinin health systems research is increasing, with few taking into account the connections between gender and mHealth. This policy brief attempts to fill this gap by exploring key connections be...
Implementing the Basic Health Care Provision Fund in Nigeria: A framework for accountability and good governance
B Uzochukwu; O Onwujekwe; C Mbachu / Resilient and Responsive Health Systems, 2015
The new National Health Act in Nigeria aims to substantially increase revenue and improve Primary Health Care (PHC) services through the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF). In order for this additional revenue to reach PHC ...
Raising domestic resources for health: can tax revenue help fund Universal Health Coverage?
Resilient and Responsive Health Systems, 2015
For countries that aspire to achieve the goal of Universal Health Coverage, the question of how to increase funding for health is of fundamental importance. One way of increasing revenue is through improved tax collection and lar...
Fighting Ebola and strengthening China’s humanitarian assistance
W. He / China International Development Research Network, 2014
Considering China’s valuable experience in fighting SARS in 2002-2003 and the fact it is the second largest economy in the world, China needs to further increase its contribution in this global battle with Ebola and increase the...
End of project evaluation of the Capacity Building Within Health Care : Somaliland
P. Memiah / Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2015
Capacity Building within Healthcare (CBH) is a project implemented in Somaliland by the Norwegian Lutheran Mission (NLM) operating under the local name Nooleynta Naruurada Mustaqbalka (NNM). The project has been piloted since 2008/9 i...
Mitigating transport congestion in Nairobi
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, 2015
Traffic congestion is one of the key concerns affecting the performance of the transport system in Nairobi. Population growth in Nairobi will most certainly continue to have adverse implications on the transport system and traffic con...
Tracking Investments in Nutrition in Africa
C. Picanyol; S. Horton; A. Chautala / Oxford Policy Management, 2015
There is considerable interest in greater transparency and accountability for aid expenditures. One result of this is that countries receiving external assistance have been encouraged to put effort into tracking spending. Ef...

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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