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ICTs and the challenge of health system transition in low and middle-income countries | Globalization and Health | Full TextBioMed Central, 2017The aim of this paper is to contribute to debates about how governments and other stakeholders can influence the application of ICTs to increase access to safe, effective and affordable treatment of common illnesses, especially by the poor. First, it argues that the health sector is best conceptualized as a 'knowledge economy'.Document
Understanding District Ecosystems: Implementation of Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Policies in Sabarkantha and Bijapur Districts (India)Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017Nutrition policies are shaped at a national and state level in India; however programmes are implemented by the district administration.DocumentPopulation Reference Bureau, 2015This data-sheet from the Population Reference Bureau presents data from 2014 to compare rural and urban trends and metrics relevant to human development. The data is drawn from multiple sources, and provides a snapshot of developing countries at a time of rapid urbanisation and social change.Document
Value chain analysis in India to identify nutrition-sensitive interventions for improved maternal diets in IndiaLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017Micronutrient insufficiencies are a serious public health problem among women of reproductive age in Low and Middle Income Countries including India, adversely affecting maternal health and economic productivity, and child growth and educational outcomes. Fruit and vegetables are important sources of micronutrients and consumption of these foods is lower than recommendations.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017India is going through a silent crisis as millions of adolescents and adults, both male and female, across the country and over generations face the burden of undernutrition. India’s score in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) computed by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was 28.5 in 2016. While this has improved from 36 in 2008, it still falls in the “serious” category.DocumentESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research, 2015A gendered understanding of poverty is crucial for exploring its differing impacts and this analysis provides valuable insights in a number of key areas. This evidence is a synthesis from 122 research grants awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and UK Department for International Development (DFID) Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research since 2005.DocumentImpact Initiative, 2017A gendered understanding of poverty is crucial for exploring its differing impacts. Women, in particular, may be vulnerable to the effects of poverty and the causes of women’s poverty, and how poverty is experienced, may differ from men.Organisation
Partnerships and Opportunities for Strengthening and Harmonizing Actions for Nutrition in India (POSHAN)POSHAN (Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India) aims to reduce the nutrition evidence gap in India by synthesizing, generating, and mobilizing nutOrganisationCentre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC) is, an independent and not-for-profit biomedical research organisation, based in New Delhi, India.Document
Multi-sectoral approaches to nutrition: nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions to accelerate progressUnited Nations Children's Fund, 2017The case for investing in nutrition is clear. Poor nutrition during the first 1,000 days - from pregnancy through a child’s second birthday - can cause life-long and irreversible damage, with consequences at the individual, community, and national level.