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    Helpdesk report: Urban poverty in Nepal

    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015
    This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: What are the issues and trends in relation to urban poverty in Nepal? Include data on key trends as well as a qualitative overview of the issues pertaining to informal settlements, housing and access to services that make poor people more or less vulnerable to hazards.
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    ‘Through No Fault of Your Own’: Asbestos Diseases in South Africa and the UK

    2008
    This paper explores people’s experience of asbestos-related diseases in relation to medicine, identity and gender. The paper adopts a comparative approach, examining the experiences of impoverished former asbestos mine workers in South Africa and working class factory workers and laggers in the United Kingdom (UK).
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    Beyond the prostate: Brazil's national healthcare policy for men (PNAISH)', EMERGE Story of Change 1

    BRIDGE, 2015
    This Story of Change pulls out the key findings and messages from EMERGE case study 1, which focuses on Brazil's national healthcare policy for men (PNAISH). The policy seeks to involve men more in health decisions - both relating to their families' and their own health and wellbeing, leading to transformations in health outcomes as well as gender roles and relations. 
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    Disability Inclusion: Topic Guide

    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015
    Disability is not rare. An estimated one billion people or around 15 per cent of the world’s population have some form of disability. Disability is more common in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries, and among older age groups.
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    When the Hen Crows: Obstacles that Prevent Indigenous Women from Influencing Health-care Policies – A Case Study of Shillong, Meghalaya, India

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2015
    This paper examines how the Indian state prioritises health needs, and how and whether poor and indigenous women are able to participate in decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. The focus is on the indigenous Khasi population in Meghalaya, with its traditional systems of governance that exist in tandem with India’s modern institutions.
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    How healthy are the children of the Indian Sundarbans? Findings from the first Sundarbans Health Watch

    Future Health Systems research consortium, 2013
    What can be done to improve the health situation of children in the Sundarbans, a region with a population of roughly 4.5 million people?
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    Including mental health among the new sustainable development goals

    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.
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    Health and nutrition drivers in urban areas

    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?
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    Survive breathing: reduce household air pollution to save lives and help the climate

    GRID Arendal, 2015
    In the early 21st century, nearly 3 billion people still lack reliable, affordable and sustainable access to modern energy services. They have to rely on various forms of solid fuel – animal dung, crop residues and waste, wood, coal and charcoal – to heat and light their homes and cook their food. Most of these people live in low- and middle income countries.
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    Rural sanitation transformation in Himachal Pradesh

    CLTS Foundation, 2014
    The world remains off track to meet the sanitation MDG target. The key culprit for this is India. Against the global open defecation rate of 15%, in India over 50% of its 1.2 billion population continue to defecate in the open everyday. However, even in this dismal scenario, there are beacons of hope.

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