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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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Universal Health Coverage: beyond rhetoric
A Sengupta / Municipal Services Project, 2013
This paper raises critical questions around Universal Health Coverage (UHC), which is increasingly seen as a silver-bullet solution to healthcare needs in low- and middle-income countries. UHC is often defined as a health financing sy...
Global health in foreign policy - and foreign policy in health? Evidence from the BRICS
N.F. Watt; E.J. Gomez; M. McKee / Health Policy and Planning, 2014
Amidst the growing literature on global health, much has been written recently about the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) countries and their involvement and potential impact in global health, particularly in relatio...
Helpdesk report: Trachoma
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2011
The eyes disease Trachoma is endemic in more than 50 countries with more than 80% of the burden concentrated in 14 countries, and predominantly in the savannah areas of East and Central Africa and the Sahel of West Africa. Roughly hal...
Voice and accountability in the health sector
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2013
This Helpdesk report responds to a query to write a report to identify: 1) useful sources on assessment of voice and accountability (V&A); 2) examples of V&A in the Bangladesh health sector; and 3) different models of V&A....
Women’s literacy and the links between maternal health, reproductive health and daughter education
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2010
Development agencies have found two predictable indicators for longevity among women in developing countries: accessible clean water and literacy skills. Of the 1 billion illiterate people in the world, two thirds of them are women. L...
Postabortion Care in Pakistan
Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2013
Recent statistics show that there is a high demand for postabortion care (PAC) in Pakistan. Most of PAC cases are treated by private-sector providers. Many facilities are not able to provide high standard treatments as they lack adequ...
Health-enhancing holidays: challenges in expanding medical tourism in the Philippines
O.F. Picazo / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2013
Medical tourism is poised to continue growing globally in the next few years due to combined economic, demographic, epidemiological, communication, and transport trends. While the Philippines offers better prices than its Asian compet...
End of project evaluation for ATJK WEHEA II (including last year of ATJK WEHEA I) ADRA Ethiopia
M. N. Mwangi / Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2014
Background: During a needs assessment for WEHEA I that was carried out in March 2008 in the ATJK Woreda, it was established that there was need to intervene in water, education, health and the environment. School infrastructure w...
Unsafe Abortion in Tanzania: A Review of the Evidence
Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2013
What needs to be done to achieve Millennium Development Goal 5 of reducing maternal mortality and ensuring universal access to reproductive health care by 2015? This In Brief from the Guttmacher Institute argues that abortion-related ...
The Health System Cost of Postabortion Care in Uganda
Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2014
How much does treating complications resulting from abortion procedures cost? In Uganda, postabortion care costs an estimated $13.9 million per year. The costs would go up to $20.8 million per year, if all women had access to such car...
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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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