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- DocumentHealth and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2014This helpdesk report focuses on evidence of the most appropriate ways to support health and nutrition outcomes for management of protracted population displacement. It highlights information on psycho-social social impacts of protracted displacement (including gender). Findings on health and nutrition management of protracted population displacement include:Document
Avoiding 40% of the premature deaths in each country, 2010-30: review of national mortality trends to help quantify the UN Sustainable Development Goal for healthThe Lancet, 2015The UN will formulate ambitious Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, including one for health. Feasible goals with some quantifiable, measurable targets can influence governments.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.DocumentInternational Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2009One billion people across the world do not have access to ‘improved water’. There is virtually no access to safe drinking water among the poorest 40 per cent in Africa.DocumentInternational Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2013Despite China's rapid economic development, prevalence rates of anaemia among children in rural China range from 20 to 60 per cent – implying more than 10 million affected children.Document
Protocol for a systematic review: interventions to improve the labour market situation of adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities in Low- and Middle-Income CountriesThe Campbell Collaboration, 2013Efforts to promote development and poverty reduction have not always adequately included disability; for example, disabled people are not included explicitly in any of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets and indicators.DocumentSouth African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2013It is now well established that an increase in salt intake leads to an increase in blood pressure, and that decreased salt intake relative to the usual or increased intake leads to lowered blood pressure in adults, with or without hypertension. Blood pressure is a strong proxy indicator for the risk of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.DocumentSouth African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2013South Africans have diverse origins, but everybody faces the challenges of addressing the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and associated risk factors. As in other developing countries, there is potential to prevent and control NCDs, in spite of limited resources.DocumentThe Lancet, 2015The ageing of populations is poised to become the next global public health challenge. During the next 5 years, for the first time in history, people aged 65 years and older in the world will outnumber children aged younger than 5 years.DocumentPublic Health Foundation of India, 2014Developed countries are under the clutch of obesity, which is slowly inching towards developing countries. Thirty five million children in developing countries were estimated to be either overweight or obese and more than ninety million are at risk of it. In rapidly growing developing countries like China, Brazil and India obesity and overweight is increasing among urban adolescents.