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    Rogi Kalyan Samiti: management of public hospitals through community participation

    Global Development Network, 2000
    Ironically it was the plague scare of 1994 that woke up the sleeping health care behemoth of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.As the panic of an impending epidemic swept across western and central India, the District Magistrate of Indore SR Mohanty, 35 combined with the people of the industrial town devised an innovative plan to overhaul the health delivery system of the town to resto
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    The gender aspects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic

    United Nations [UN] Division for the Advancement of Women, 2000
    Gender analysis is crucial to understanding HIV/AIDS transmission and initiating appropriate programmes of action.
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    Socioeconomic inequalities in child malnutrition in the developing world

    Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank, 2000
    Among the conclusions Wagstaff and Watanabe reach about malnutrition rates among different economic groups in the developing world:Inequalities in malnutrition almost always disfavor the poorIt's not just that the poor have higher rates of malnutrition.
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    Gender and HIV/AIDS: taking stock of research and programmes

    Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 1999
    This paper examines research on gender as it relates to women’s and men’s different vulnerabilities to HIV infection, and their different abilities to access resources for care and support in order to cope with the impact of the epidemic.In most societies gender influences individual and societal risk of HIV/AIDS.
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    Sharing responsibility: women, society and abortion worldwide

    Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1999
    This report by the Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) brings together research findings about induced abortion and unplanned pregnancy worldwide. Chapter 4 analyses worldwide data on levels, trends and patterns of abortion, comparing legalised with illegal abortions and taking into account women’s age, region and country (developed versus developing worlds).
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    A media handbook for HIV vaccine trials for Africa

    Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 2001
    This handbook aims to to equip scientists with ideas, skills, and knowledge on how to relate to the media and thereby reach the general public and some specific groups.While focused in HIV vaccine trials, the advice on how to relate the media may be of interest to researchers in other subjectsThere are two major rules with regard to communicating about vaccine trials effectively and maintain
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    More equitable pricing for essential drugs: what do we mean and what are the issues?

    World Health Organization, 2001
    This paper examines differential pricing (also referred to as "equity pricing" or "preferential pricing"): the concept that essential drugs prices should in some way reflect countries’ ability to pay as measured by their level of income.
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    AIDS and agriculture in Africa: can agricultural policy make a difference?

    Sustainable Development Department, FAO SD Dimensions, 2000
    Focussing on sub-Saharan Africa, where the HIV/AIDS epidemic has spread rapidly over the past 15 years, this article highlights the effects of the pandemic on farm households and discusses some policy issues arising from it.Effects of HIV/AIDS infection on agriculture:Reduction in area of land under cultivation, as land is often allocated by community authorities to families on the basi
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    Explaining child malnutrition in developing countries:a cross-country analysis

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2000
    Substantial abstract of a report which draws on the experience of 63 developing countries over a 25-year period to clarify the relative importance of the various determinants of child malnutrition for each developing region. Six factors are explored:
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    The impact of HIV/AIDS on food security

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001
    This article begins by emphasising that HIV/AIDS cannot be considered solely as a health problem and sufficient efforts are needed to address its social, economic and institutional consequences. Indeed the report suggests that increasingly, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is having a major impact on nutrition, food security, agricultural production and rural societies in many countries.

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