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Analysis of the key components of a well functioning health system, including: health promotion; access to medicines; health systems financing; health service delivery; governance and health; and human resources for health.
Innovation in malaria surveillance in Cambodia
Man with mobile phone
S. Torfinn / Panos Pictures
A diverse set of tools - a mix of routine reporting systems using eHealth and mobile phone-based (mHealth) solutions - were developed in Cambodia to improve malaria surveillance and to provide the information needed by national and district staff to manage the national malaria programme, respond to malaria outbreaks and individual cases and monitor in real-time the levels of critical malaria supplies at health facilities.

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Audience reception and evaluation study for Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR ) Communication Program in Malawi, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Soul Beat 2014
Soul City is coordinating the implementation of a program on sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) among youths and key populations in Southern Africa. The component focusing on key populations namely female sex workers...
New communication strategies for preventing misinformation
TELL ME Transparent communication in Epidemics 2015
The main purpose of this document is to offer recommendations to prevent the emergence and spread of misinformation in the course of a major infectious disease outbreak, and how misinformation can be corrected. Additionally, t...
Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: a mass media campaign to motivate couples to communicate effectively for HIV-free households
H. Connor; D. McCown / EngenderHealth 2014
Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: A Mass Media Campaign to Motivate Couples to Communicate Effectively for HIV-Free Households "As a result of the campaign, couples were motivated to communicate about health, and men and women...
Factors ipacting the effectiveness of Community Health Worker behavior change: a literature review
US Agency for International Development 2015
This literature review was produced to inform how social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) programmes can contribute to improving services provided by community health workers (CHWs) and strengthen their ability to effectively...
CoupleConnect: a gender-transformative approach to HIV prevention for Tanzanian couples
H. Connor / EngenderHealth 2016
Couple connectedness is defined as the quality of the emotional bond between partners that is both mutual and sustained over time. For couple connectedness to exist, it must be experienced by both partners in the relationship who are ...
mHealth compendium, volume five
US Agency for International Development 2016
This fifth volume of the mHealth Compendium, produced by the African Strategies for Health Project for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a collection of 41 case studies submitted by various implementin...
mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale | The HIV/AIDS Network - Africa
US Agency for International Development 2016
The mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale presents ten in-depth profiles of mHealth programmes that have grown in scale over time.  This edition follows on from a series of five mHealth Compendiums which were pr...
Reframing undernutrition: faecally - transmitted infections and the 5 As
R. Chambers; G. von Medeazza / Institute of Development Studies UK 2014
The dominant nutrition discourse concerns access to adequate food and its quality. It now includes food security, food rights and justice, governance and agriculture. Despite many initiatives to assure food access, and growing economi...
Live long and prosper: aging in East Asia and Pacific
World Bank Publications 2016
As a region, East Asia and Pacific is ageing rapidly. The region is home to over a third of the global population ages 65 and older—mostly in China—and to more old people than any other region. More significantly, th...
Politics and health service delivery: Insights from Ghana
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2016
Ghana has a mixed record in terms of health outcomes. While there have been improvements in access to health services, with a dramatic increase in the number of health facilities, this is not reflected in progress on health in...
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