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- 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.DocumentBulletin of the World Health Organization : the International Journal of Public Health, 2016Anthropogenic climate change appears to be increasing the frequency, duration and intensity of extreme weather events. Such events have already had substantial impacts on socioeconomic development and population health.DocumentHesperian Foundation, 2016This information guide reflects what is known in April 2016 about the Zika virus. It covers symptoms, pregancy issues, treatment and prevention.DocumentInstitute For Social And Environmental Transition, 2016Can Tho in Vietnam is a growing city of about one million people, approximately half of whom live in the city’s peripheral rural districts.DocumentKPMG, 2016The nature of India’s relationship with Africa is clearly evolving into a wider, deeper engagement that, while clearly in India’s advantage, also offers significant potential benefits to its African counterparts. This overview of Indian/African economic collaboration is a joint piece of work from KPMG and the Confederation of Indian Industry. It specifically looks at:DocumentInstitute for Security Studies, 2016Access to water, sanitation and hygiene is indispensable to development, but what will it take for Africa to achieve universal access in 15 years? This paper uses the International Futures forecasting system to explore Sustainable Development Goal 6, which promises water, sanitation and hygiene to all by 2030. It finds that Africa is not on track to meet this goal.DocumentUnited Nations Children's Fund, 2016Every child has the right to health, education and protection, and every society has a stake in expanding children’s opportunities in life. Yet, around the world, millions of children are denied a fair chance for no reason other than the country, gender or circumstances into which they are born.DocumentJohns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa, 2012Alcohol use and abuse is an important risk factor for HIV infection in southern Africa. A number of studies have found a relationship between alcohol and HIV seropositivity. Alcohol is increasingly being recognised as an indirect contributor to the transmission of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa as it is a key determinant of risky sexual behaviour.