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- DocumentJournal of Health Studies, 2009Oxytocin 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.Document
Governance for health equity: taking forward the equity values and goals of Health 2020 in the WHO European RegionWorld Health Organization WHO File, 2014With 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.DocumentWorld Bank Publications, 2010Paying 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.Document
Promoting cardiovascular health in the developing world: a critical challenge to achieve global healthInstitute of Medicine, 2010Cardiovascular 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.DocumentSociety, Biology and Human Affairs, 2011This 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.Document
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 KenyaGlobal Health Action, 2015Community 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.Document
How can community health programmes build enabling environments for transformative communication? Experiences from India and South AfricaLondon School of Economics, 2010This 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.DocumentPLoS ONE, 2014Obtaining a diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) is a prerequisite for accessing specific treatment, yet one third of estimated new cases are missed worldwide by National Programmes.DocumentBMC Public Health, 2012Appropriate facility-based care at birth is a key determinant of safe motherhood but geographical access remains poor in many high burden regions. Despite its importance, geographical access is rarely audited systematically, preventing integration in national-level maternal health system assessment and planning.DocumentInternational Forum for Rural Transport and Development, 2010Children and young people are rarely at the forefront of transport studies, despite the fact that their ability to access health and educational facilities is crucial to the achievement of internatioanl development goals.