Searching with a thematic focus on Health

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    Environmental change and human health in countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP)

    Stockholm Environment Institute, 1999
    Aims to first briefly describe the broad global, economic, political, social, institutional context in which ACP countries currently find themselves. Describes the health status and key health threats in ACP countries in an environmental context and reviews environmental developments in the region and the ways in which they are influencing health.
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    Focusing on women works: research on improving micronutrient status through food-based interventions

    International Center for Research on Women, USA, 1999
    Synthesis of five studies, undertaken in Ethiopia, Kenya, Peru, Tanzania, and Thailand, included intervention trails and measurement of impacts.The results suggest that it is possible to increase the effectiveness of micronutrient interventions (including Vitamin A, iron, iodine) by increasing women’s active participation in problem solving and by increasing their access to such key resources
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    Decentralization and public sector delivery of health and education services: The Indian experience

    Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung, Bonn, 2000
    The paper has two main objectives. The first is to trace the progress in the process of decentralization in the provision of public services in India.
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    Which health policies are pro-poor?

    Department for International Development Health Systems Resource Centre, 1999
    How can health policies and health system developments improve the health of poor people? This initial working paper for the UK Department for International Development (DFID) by the DFID Health Systems Resource Centre (HSRC) is their first output on pro-poor health policies.
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    A review of experience concerning household ability to cope with the resource demands of ill health and health care utilisation

    EQUINET: Network for Equity in Health in Southern Africa, 2000
    Policy has been generally ineffective in reaching the poor who have problems accessing health care. Much of international health policy has focused on identification of interventions to reduce the burden of ill-health in the most cost-effective way, rather than on the barriers to the poor seeking and obtaining care.
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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).