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    Cost of abortions in Zambia: A comparison of safe abortion and post abortion care

    Global Public Health, 2015
    Unsafe abortion is a significant but preventable cause of maternal mortality. Although induced abortion has been legal in Zambia since 1972, many women still face logistical, financial, social, and legal obstacles to access safe abortion services, and undergo unsafe abortion instead.
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    Global Public Health

    Global Public Health is a peer-reviewed journal that engages with key public health issues that have come to the fore in the global environment — mounting inequalities between rich and poor, the gl
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    Pregnancy termination trajectories in Zambia

    International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, 2014
    Unsafe abortion is a significant, but preventable cause of maternal mortality in Zambia. The authors compared the trajectories of women seeking safe abortion with those receiving care following unsafe abortion. They interviewed women accessing care in a large government hospital about their experiences.
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    Intrapartum oxytocin (mis)use in South Asia

    Journal of Health Studies, 2009
    Oxytocin is a natural hormone with uterine stimulant properties that plays a prominent role in obstetric practice. Clinical guidelines for oxytocin use intrapartum emphasise that injudicious use has serious potential for adverse outcomes for mother and baby. Oxytocin is readily available in South Asia and widely used in ways that flout these guidelines.
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    Governance for health equity: taking forward the equity values and goals of Health 2020 in the WHO European Region

    World Health Organization WHO File, 2014
    With its distilled lessons, this publication provides a situation analysis of why policies and interventions to address social determinants of health and health inequities succeed or fail. It also discusses important features of governance and delivery systems that increase likely success in reducing inequities.
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    Paying primary health care centers for performance in Rwanda

    World Bank Publications, 2010
    Paying for performance (P4P) provides financial incentives for providers to increase the use and quality of care. P4P can affect health care by providing incentives for providers to put more effort into specific activities, and by increasing the amount of resources available to finance the delivery of services.
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    Promoting cardiovascular health in the developing world: a critical challenge to achieve global health

    Institute of Medicine, 2010
    Cardiovascular disease (CVD), once thought to be confined primarily to industrialized nations, has emerged as a major health threat in developing countries.  the  turned to the IOM for advice on how to catalyze change.
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    Children’s mobility in Ghana: An overview of methods and findings from the Ghana research study

    Society, Biology and Human Affairs, 2011
    This paper is part of a collection forming A Special Issue, which covers selected themes from a larger project on child mobility in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa. The themes are those which individual members of the Ghana research team identified as of particular interest and on which they have reflected, drawing on material collected and analysed by the team as a whole.
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    What do community health workers have to say about their work, and how can this inform improved programme design? A case study with CHWs within Kenya

    Global Health Action, 2015
    Community health workers (CHWs) are used increasingly in the world to address shortages of health workers and the lack of a pervasive national health system. However, while their role is often described at a policy level, it is not clear how these ideals are instantiated in practice, how best to support this work, or how the work is interpreted by local actors.
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    How can community health programmes build enabling environments for transformative communication? Experiences from India and South Africa

    London School of Economics, 2010
    This paper seeks to characterise the social environments in which community-led health programmes are most likely to facilitate effective and sustainable health improvements, using three dimensions to characterise social contexts: material, symbolic and relational. 

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