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    Community based rehabilitation for people with disabilities in low and middle Income countries

    The Campbell Collaboration, 2013
    People 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.
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    Does parental education affect the impact of provision of health care on health status of children? Evidence from India

    Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014
    Provision 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.
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    Barriers of Early TB Diagnosis among the Poor in Highly Urbanized Areas in the Philippines

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2014
    Over 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.
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    Recent developments in ensuring quality of care in health establishments in South Africa

    Health Systems Trust, South Africa, 2013
    Improving 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.
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    The extent and impact of TB drug stock-outs

    Health Systems Trust, South Africa, 2013
    The 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.
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    A review of TB in children and adolescents in South Africa 2008–2012

    Health Systems Trust, South Africa, 2013
    Tuberculosis (TB) has increasingly been recognised as a major cause of morbidity and mortality among children in high TB-burden settings.
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    Health and related indicators

    South African Health Review / Health Systems Trust, 2013
    Although 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&nbs
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    Voluntary medical male circumcision in South Africa: Challenges and opportunities

    South African Health Review / Health Systems Trust, 2013
    Voluntary 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.
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    Cervical cancer in South Africa: Challenges and opportunities

    South African Health Review / Health Systems Trust, 2013
    After 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. 
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    Knowing our TB epidemic: Key challenges facing the TB programme in South Africa

    South African Health Review / Health Systems Trust, 2013
    South Africa is estimated to have the third-highest number of incident cases of tuberculosis (TB) in the world after India and China and, with Swaziland, to share the world’s highest TB incidence rate at 1 000 per 100 000 people. Although TB is a curable disease, it remains a main cause of death in South Africa.

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