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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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Structural adjustment and social development: an agenda for the poor
J Bennett / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1998
Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs) are not simple instruments for rectifying macroeconomic imbalances through the imposition of policies like currency devaluation, privatisation, trade liberalisation and cuts in government spending...
Study of mercury levels of air in and around dental clinics, light products manufacturing plants and mercury-chlor-alkali plant in Pakistan
Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2013
According to a preliminary report on mercury inventory, published in 2000, the point sources of mercury releases and emissions in Pakistan are a chlor-alkali plant, light products manufacturing units, dental clinics, incinerators and ...
The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014
UN, 2014
Fourteen years ago, the Millennium Declaration articulated a bold vision and established concrete targets for improving the existence of many and for saving the lives of those threatened by disease and hunger. There has been important...
My rights, my voice: annual progress report 2013
Oxfam, 2014
My Rights, My Voice (MRMV) engages marginalized children and youth in their rights to health and education services in eight countries. The 2013 Annual Progress Report provides an overview of the second year of this innovative three y...
Toxic mercury/mercury amalgam use in dentistry: review and evaluation of curriculum in dental teaching institutions of Pakistan
S Nawaz; MA Khwaja / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2014
Keeping in view the toxicity and hazardousness of mercury and its various products, recently, under the United Nation Environmental Program (UNEP), “Minamata Convention on Mercury” has been in-acted by over 140 countries t...
Including people with disabilities in emergency relief efforts
Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
More must be done to ensure the needs and rights of people with disabilities are fully recognised in disaster risk reduction and emergency responses. Accelerating progress will require inclusive humanitarian programming and the use of...
Poverty and social impact analysis of expanded programme on immunization in Pakistan
V Ahmed; S Ahmed / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2014
International statistics on childhood health indicators reveal how Pakistan lags behind its future pursuit of a globally competitive labour. These figures become even more disappointing when one observes that Pakistan is amongst the o...
Working for the many: public services fight inequality
E. Seery / Oxfam, 2014
Free public services, such as health and education, are one of the strongest weapons in the fight against inequality. They benefit everyone in society, but the poorest most of all. They mitigate the impact of skewed income distributio...
Even it up: time to end extreme inequality
E. Seery; A. Caistor Arendar / Oxfam, 2014
Using new research and examples, this report shows the scale of the problem of extreme economic inequality, and reveals the multiple dangers it poses to people everywhere. It identifies the two powerful driving forces that have led to...
End review of FDC’s project to strengthen the Exp anded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in the Zambézia province, Mozambique
S. Lange; E.S. Chimbutane; G. Sitefane / Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2014
This report is an end review of Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade (FDC)’s project to support the implementation of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in the Zambézia province. The purpo...
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