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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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Dr. John Nyamu Talks about Access to Abortion in Kenya
F. Girard / International Women's Health Coalition, 2014
In 2010, Kenya passed a new constitution that expands the right to abortion. However, many doctors in public health facilities are unaware or misinformed about this, and refuse to perform abortive procedures. In this video, the...
Prof. Joseph Karanja talks about unsafe abortion in Kenya
International Women's Health Coalition, 2014
In this video, Professor Joseph Karanja, MD speaks about abortion in Kenya. He describes the case of a patient who arrived at a public hospital with post-abortion symptoms. Her uterus had to be removed because the illegal abortion she...
Rape Victims as Criminals: Illegal Abortion after Rape in Ecuador
Human Rights Watch, 2013
This 26-page report found that Ecuador’s criminal code limits women’s and girls’ reproductive rights by prohibiting abortion with few exceptions, even in the case of pregnancies that result from sexual violence. The ...
Religious-Based Political Parties and Groups Continue to Resist Women’s SRHRs in Brazil
G. De Cicco / Association for Women's Rights in Development, 2013
What abortion legislation currently exists in Brazil? What role have religious groups played in advancing or impeding women’s rights in Brazil? Brazil has been discussing possible legislation known as “Estatuto do N...
Socorristas en Red - Socorro Rosa: A feminist practice for the right to choose in Argentina
G. De Cicco / Association for Women's Rights in Development, 2014
Abortion is illegal in Argentina, with three exceptions: when the pregnancy was the result of a rape or abuse against a woman with a mental disability, and when the pregnant woman’s life or health are at risk. However, even thes...
Seeing is Believing: Questions about Faith-Based Organizations That Are Involved in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment
Catholics for Choice, 2010
Faith-based organisations have long been on the front lines of healthcare provision, and they receive enormous amounts of public money to do so. Unfortunately, many of these providers do not provide a full range of preventative care, ...
Anticoncepción de Emergencia: católicas y católicos a favor, obispos en contra
Catholics for Choice, 2011
Catholics for Choice y el Consorcio Internacional sobre la Anticoncepción de Emergencia anuncian el lanzamiento de la versión en español de su publicación, <<Anticoncepción de Emergencia: cat&o...
Sexuality, Culture and Politics - A South American Reader
Although mature and vibrant, Latin American scholarship on sexuality still remains largely invisible to a global readership. In this collection of articles translated into English from Portuguese and Spanish, South American scholars e...
ORIE Nigeria Research Summary: Qualitative Impact Evaluation - governance and social contexts for nutrition interventions
H. Annett / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
This briefing note summarises the findings of qualitative research on the governance and social contexts for nutrition interventions in Northern Nigeria. The research provides an evaluation ‘baseline’ for the UK Aid funded...
The Other Asian Enigma: Explaining the Rapid Reduction of Undernutrition in Bangladesh
D.D. Headey / International Food Policy Research Institute, 2014
South Asia has long been synonymous with persistent and unusually high rates of child undernutrition — the so - called Asian enigma . Yet contrary to this stereotype , Bangladesh has manage d to sustain a rapid reduction in the ...
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