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Adverse social, nutrition and health conditions in rural districts of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape provinces, South AfricaSouth African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2010Through a cross-sectional survey this study determined the socio-demographic, nutritional and health status of children and their caregivers in two rural districts in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and one rural district in the Eastern Cape (EC), South Africa.DocumentSouth African Health Review / Health Systems Trust, 2013The District Health System (DHS) is the organisational entity around and through which the provision of healthcare delivery should be organised as mandated by the National Health Act (61 of 2003).DocumentSouth African Health Review / Health Systems Trust, 2013In its commitment to the Millennium Development Goals, South Africa has embarked on significant health reforms to reach the targets set. Integral to achieving the targets has been the adoption of a three-stream approach to primary health care (PHC) re-engineering, which includes municipal ward-based outreach teams, integrated school health teams, and district clinical specialist teams.DocumentSouth African Health Review / Health Systems Trust, 2013South Africa is undertaking major reforms in its health sector to prepare for the introduction of financing reforms under National Health Insurance (NHI). Central to this effort is improving the quality of primary healthcare services.Document
Toxic mercury/mercury amalgam use in dentistry: review and evaluation of curriculum in dental teaching institutions of PakistanSustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2014Keeping in view the toxicity and hazardousness of mercury and its various products, recently, under the United Nation Environmental Program (UNEP), “Minamata Convention on Mercury” has been in-acted by over 140 countries to reduce/phase out mercury use globally. It has been already signed by 94 countries (including Pakistan) in October 10th, 2013 at Kumamoto, Japan.DocumentWorld Health Organization, 2014The 2014 outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa (Guinea Conakry, Liberia and Sierra Leone) is causing anxiety, fear and panic for communities in these three countries, the deadliest in years with the majority of deaths occurring in Guinea and Sierra Leone.Document
Ebola and beyond: Equality, sustainability, security - interlaced challenges in a global development eraInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2014The 2014 Ebola crisis in West Africa is a global emergency and a set of personal tragedies. But beyond the urgent headlines and struggles to control the epidemic, what deeper stories should be told?DocumentMunicipal Services Project, 2013This paper raises critical questions around Universal Health Coverage (UHC), which is increasingly seen as a silver-bullet solution to healthcare needs in low- and middle-income countries.DocumentHelpAge International, 2014The Global AgeWatch Index has been created because of the overall lack of information on ageing combined with poor understanding of the effects of ageing on exclusion and marginalisation in services such as health care, education, training and pension provision.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2013The Philippine economy has grown respectably in the past few years, but the overall health status indicators have not markedly improved commensurate with that growth.