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- 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.Document
Maternal Mental Health in the Context of Community-based Home Visiting in a Re-engineered Primary Health Care System: A Case Study of the Philani Mentor Mothers ProgrammeInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2014This document examines a case study of the Philani Mentor Mothers Programme - a maternal mental health intervention in South Africa. Specifically, it describes the context of global health, mental health in South Africa, and a case study of a generalist health intervention (with a maternal mental health component) by a South African NGO, Philani, within the current fluid South African healDocument
Menstrual pattern, sexual behaviors, and contraceptive use among postpartum women in Nairobi urban slumsAfrican Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2011Postpartum months provide a challenging period for poor women. This study examined patterns of menstrual resumption, sexual behaviors and contraceptive use among urban poor postpartum women. Women were eligible for this study if they had a birth after the period September 2006 and were residents of two Nairobi slums of Korogocho and Viwandani.Document
Utilization of maternal health services among young women in Kenya: Insights from the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, 2003African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2010Use of maternal health services is an effective means for reducing the risk of maternal morbidity and mortality, especially in places where the general health status of women is poor.Document
Perceived quality of and access to care among poor urban women in Kenya and their utilization of delivery care: harnessing the potential of private clinics?African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2011This paper uses data from a maternal health study carried out in 2006 in two slums of Nairobi, Kenya, to: describe perceptions of access to and quality of care among women living in informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya; quantify the effects of women’s perceived quality of, and access to, care on the utilisation of delivery services; and draw policy implications regarding the delivery ofDocument
Valuing and compensating caregivers for their contributions to community health and development in the context of HIV and AIDS: an agenda for actionHuairou Commission, 2010This paper concerns the valuation and compensation of caregivers for their ongoing contribution to community health and development in the context of HIV and AIDS.DocumentHome-Based Care Alliance, 2013The Home-Based Care Alliance (HBCA) represents more than 30,000 caregivers organised into multi-district HBCAs in twelve African countries, caring for over 200,000 neighbours and friends, and with a history of organising around HIV/AIDS and its effects.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2014This thematic review examines the literature focuses on a range of health challenges faced in particular by women and girls living in low-income urban settlements in expanding cities in Kenya and South Africa.