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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.
The 68th World Health Assembly
The 68th World Health Assembly is taking place in Geneva from May 18th - 26th, 2015. This news feature provides an overview of issues discussed at the Assembly, information on how to keep up to date with the discussions and decisions taken, and some related resources from Eldis.

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The importance of global mental health for the Sustainable Development Goals
N. Votruba; J. Eaton; M. Prince; G. Thornicroft 2014
This paper argues that for the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), there needs to be a recognition of the evidence showing the growing burden of disease and the extensive social and economic global consequences of mental disorder...
Mental health action plan 2013 - 2020
World Health Organization, 2013
This report recognises the essential role of mental health in achieving health for all people. It is based on a life-course approach, aims to achieve equity through universal health coverage and stresses the importance of preve...
The importance of mental health in the Sustainable Development Goals
N. Votruba; G. Thornicroft / British Journal of Psychiatry, 2015
This paper argues that, in the context of a growing burden of disease due to mental disorders and psychosocial disabilities, there needs to be the inclusion of a clear mental health target and indicators in the Sustainable Development...
Including mental health among the new sustainable development goals
G. Thornicroft; V. Patel / British Medical Journal, 2014
This short article argues the case for including mental health among the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), highlighting how the issue interlinks with many of the suggested Goals. It highlights that mental health is a cr...
A position statement on mental health in the post-2015 development agenda
J. Eaton; R. Kakuma; A. Wright; H, Minas / International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 2014
This article reviews the evidence for the place of mental health in broader development issues in the run-up to 2015. It argues that, if mental health is going to be recognised as having an essential role in development, there ...
Intimate partner violence and family planning: opportunities for action
K. Gilles / Population Reference Bureau, 2015
Intimate partner violence (IPV) - physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former partner - is an issue that women in all regions and all countries experience. Globally, approximately one in three women who have ever been in a ...
Desk Review of Programs Integrating Family Planning with Food Security and Nutrition
R. Borwankar; S. Amieva / Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 2015
To date there has been limited documentation on integrating family planning with food security and nutrition programming. In an effort to fill the evidence gap in this area, the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FAN...
Who pays for progress? The role of domestic resource mobilisation and development assistance in financing health. A case study from Kenya
S. Lewis; L. Kerr / RESULTS UK, 2015
Kenya has one of the most vibrant economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Economic growth is strong, and in 2014 it was announced that Kenya had crossed the threshold from a ‘low-Income country’ to a ‘lower-middle-Income co...
Health and nutrition drivers in urban areas
L. Bolton; K. A. Millington / Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2015
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: What are the main drivers of health and nutritional status for poor people in urban areas (the ‘urban poor’) in low and lower middle income countries? What role do...
Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water – 2015 update and MDG assessment
United Nations Children's Fund, 2015
Looking back on 25 years of water, sanitation and hygiene monitoring, the report provides a comprehensive assessment of progress since 1990. The MDG target for drinking water was achieved in 2010 but the world has missed the sanitatio...
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