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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.
Global health meets genomics: inequalities and politics
Medical lab technician
A. Loke / Panos Pictures
Scientific advances in the understanding of genetics and genomics have the potential to generate major improvements for human health in the near future. However, from a global health perspective, the translation of this technology into new medical treatments raises profound international and local issues around inequality, identity and insecurity. Melissa Leach - Director at the Institute of Development Studies, Gemma Buckland-Merrett - Research Fellow at the University of Susssex Centre for Global Health Policy, and Leah Murphy - Eldis Global Health Editor, provide some reflections on the interplay between advances in the areas of genomics and global health.

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Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS) country case studies synthesis: Cambodia, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia
N. Druce / DFID Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2006
Secure and sustained access to quality and affordable commodity supplies is a critical driver of reproductive and sexual health,as it is for child health and communicable disease treatment and prevention. Improved access to these comm...
International experiences in removing user fees for health services: implications for Mozambique
R. Yates / DFID Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2006
This report considers if user fees for health services should be removed and reviews the experiences of countries that have gone down this route. It also provides an overview of the history of ‘user fee’ implementation in ...
Developing new technologies to address neglected diseases: the role of Product Development Partnerships and Advanced Market Commitments - Developing-new-technologies-to-address-neglected-diseases.pdf
C. Grace / DFID Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2006
This paper focuses on the complementary roles of Product Development Partnerships (PDPs) and Advanced Market Commitments (AMCs), as mechanisms to incentivise industry towards the development of health technologies for neglected diseas...
A public consultation on DFIDs Health Strategy 2006: a synthesis of views
DFID Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2006
This report synthesises written submissions to DFID collected in July 2006 via a public consultation process. The report identifies gaps in the response to health challenges, key areas to be strengthened and outlines how health archit...
Strengthening linkages for sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS: progress, barriers and opportunities for scaling up
DFID Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2006
This review explores the policy, financing and institutional factors that enable or constrain the integration of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programmes, with policy and programmes for HIV prevention, and AIDS trea...
Cost-effective delivery of specialist medical services to the st. helena population – review of options - draft recommendations
L.C. Nielsen / DFID Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2006
This report reviews the health care context of St. Helena and suggests a number of methods of improving delivery, including: the use of telemedicine; making formal arrangements for travel and accommodation; and exploring government an...
HIV antiretroviral therapy: can franchising expand coverage? Revised version
R. England / DFID Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2006
Franchising aims to increase the supply of an established product or service by contracting a number of independent retailers in different localities to offer those products or services to consumers. It also aims to raise demand by al...
An assessment of technical assistance provision to the Pakistan health sector
Department for International Development, UK, 2007
This report covers a range of issues concerned with the procurement and management of technical assistance for the health sector in Pakistan. It considers how DFID can ensure that its investments in technical assistance continue to mo...
Evaluation of links between North and South healthcare organisations
J. James; C. Minett; L. Ollier / DFID Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2008
This report contains the results of an independent evaluation into Global Health Partnerships as outlined in Lord Crisps report, Global Health Partnerships: The UK contribution to health in developing countries (March 2003). The repor...
Scaling-up ITN access and use in sub-Saharan Africa : Estimated LLIN requirements and coverage outcomes based on the global delivery strategy mix
J. Webster; L. Smith; J. Lines / DFID Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2008
This report presents the relative cost-effectiveness of scaling-up delivery of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN). It concludes that there is currently unrealistic optimism on the levels of access to LLINs and their use that can be...
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