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- 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.OrganisationJohns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA) is a non profit organisation that aims to improve the health and well-being of all South Africans.Document
Gender matters: overcoming gender-related barriers to prevent new HIV infections among children and keep their mothers aliveJoint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 2016Studies indicate that harmful gender norms and practices, cultural perceptions and beliefs surrounding pregnancy and childbirth, and a distrust of health-care services all can pose barriers to HIV prevention and treatment. In particular, women face difficulties related to unequal gender power relations and stigma.Document
The role of community conversations in facilitating local HIV competence: case study from rural ZimbabweBMC Public Health, 2013This journal article examines the potential of using community conversations to strengthen positive responses to HIV in resource-poor environments. Guided by a facilitator, community members collectively identify local strengths and challenges and brainstorm potential strategies for solving local problems.