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- DocumentHealth and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2015This helpdesk report focuses on the impact of traditional healers, witch doctors and burial attendants on ebola in West Africa. It uses available literature to look at the following questions:DocumentThe Campbell Collaboration, 2013People with disabilities (PWD) include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments resulting from any physical or mental health conditions which, ininteraction with various barriers, may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.Document
Does parental education affect the impact of provision of health care on health status of children? Evidence from IndiaIndira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014Provision of health care facilities does not necessarily imply that individuals are making use of those facilities. The objective of the study is to analyse the impact of provision of health care facilities on child health status taking into account the utilistion of available facilities.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2014Over the last decade, there was a significant drop in mortality and morbidity cases attributed to tuberculosis (TB). The high TB Case Detection (CDR) and Treatment Success Rates (TSR) may have underpinned the decreasing prevalence. Despite these successes, TB still appears to be a major health problem in the country.DocumentHealth Systems Trust, South Africa, 2013Improving the quality of health care has been an important objective of the South African Department of Health for a number of years. Recently, there has been greater focus on health systems strengthening and capacity-building to ensure improved quality of health services and sustainability of the public health system in South Africa.DocumentHealth Systems Trust, South Africa, 2013The limited supply of essential medicines has been a global challenge, with both developed and developing countries such as the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe experiencing challenges in drug supply.DocumentHealth Systems Trust, South Africa, 2013Tuberculosis (TB) has increasingly been recognised as a major cause of morbidity and mortality among children in high TB-burden settings.DocumentSouth African Health Review / Health Systems Trust, 2013Although the corresponding chapters of both the 2011 and 2012/13 editions of the South African Health Review had noted the demands that a future National Health Insurance (NHI) system would pose for health information systems, the question of whether more accurate and comprehensive data on health status and health services are available remains open.In particular, there appears to be little&nbsDocumentSouth African Health Review / Health Systems Trust, 2013Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) was first proposed as an HIV prevention intervention for men over a decade ago based on observational data. These initial observational studies showed a link between circumcision and low HIV prevalence.DocumentSouth African Health Review / Health Systems Trust, 2013After breast, colorectal and lung cancer, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer affecting women worldwide. The burden of cervical cancer is higher in low- to middle-income countries, due to poor access to screening and treatment services, competition with other health priorities, limited human and financial resources, and overburdened health systems.