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- Document2008This 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).Document
Beyond the prostate: Brazil's national healthcare policy for men (PNAISH)', EMERGE Story of Change 1BRIDGE, 2015This 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.DocumentGovernance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015Disability 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.Document
When the Hen Crows: Obstacles that Prevent Indigenous Women from Influencing Health-care Policies – A Case Study of Shillong, Meghalaya, IndiaInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2015This 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.Document
How healthy are the children of the Indian Sundarbans? Findings from the first Sundarbans Health WatchFuture Health Systems research consortium, 2013What can be done to improve the health situation of children in the Sundarbans, a region with a population of roughly 4.5 million people?DocumentBritish Medical Journal, 2014This 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.DocumentHealth and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2015This 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?DocumentGRID Arendal, 2015In 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.DocumentCLTS Foundation, 2014The 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.Document
Promising pathways. Innovations and best practices in CLTS at scale in Madagascar. Towards an open defecation free countryCLTS Foundation, 2014This book from the CLTS Foundation - with a foreword by Kamal Kar - describes their research into the process and practices of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) as implemented by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) programme in Madagascar.