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Health impacts of climate change in Pacific Island countries: a regional assessment of vulnerabilities and adaptation prioritiesEnvironmental Health Perspectives, 2015Between 2010 and 2012, the World Health Organization Division of Pacific Technical Support led a regional climate change and health vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning project, in collaboration with health sector partners, in thi rteen Pacific island countries - Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon IslandDocumentCivil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Fund, 2016The Pacific Regional Learning Event (PARLE) was a gathering of over 70 participants from Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu where CS WASH Fund projects are being implemented by World Vision, WaterAid and Live and Learn Environmental Education.OrganisationThe Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (CS WASH) Fund website is a knowledge and learning platform that complements the CS WASH Fund.Document
Review and synthesis - ten years of research evidence in health and development: ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation ResearchEconomic and Social Research Council, UK, 2016The ESRC–DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research was established in 2005 in order to ‘provide a robust conceptual and empirical basis for development and enhance the quality and impact of social science research which contributes to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)’.DocumentGlobal Public Health, 2015Unsafe 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.OrganisationGlobal 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 glDocumentInternational Union for the Scientific Study of Population, 2014Unsafe 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.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.