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A mobile health application to manage acute malnutrition: lessons from developing and piloting the app in five countriesSave the Children Fund, 2017Malnutrition is the world’s most serious health problem and the single biggest contributor to child mortality and the global burden of disease. Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) is a proven high-impact and cost-effective approach in the treatment of acute malnutrition in developing countries.DocumentSave the Children Fund, 2017The detrimental consequences of child undernutrition are well documented. The fact that the effects of undernutrition early in life are largely irreversible means that quick and effective action is crucial.DocumentInternational Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications, 2016Between 2015 and 2016, Jimma University developed and ran a training and mentoring programme with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health to improve the Ministry’s capacity for using evidence in policy making. This case study discusses the project and its potential for shaping the institutional culture of this busy department.Document
Governing health care in Uganda: explaining the mixed record on delivering rural maternal health servicesEffective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2016Uganda’s ruling party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), came to power with a ‘Ten-Point Plan’. This outlined clear and specific ideas about what was needed to improve service delivery, and the role the public would play in achieving this objective and wider ambitions.DocumentUniversity of Durham, 2015Young people account for 30% of the population in South Africa, with just under 15 million young people aged 10 – 24 years.Document
Out of the reach of children? Young people’s health-seeking agency in Africa’s newly-emerging therapeutic landscapesUniversity of Durham, 2011The dominant view within Western biomedicine is that children are vulnerable and in need of adult protection, while medicines are powerful, dangerous and should be controlled by experts, however, a growing literature suggests that children and adolescents (in both Western and developing-country contexts) often take active roles in health-seeking.DocumentInstitute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India, 2015The development literature in the recent past has brought out the stark differences in the social and economic status of Dalits and Adivasis as compared to other social groups in India. Most of these studies tended to focus on the correlates of group identity, material deprivation and poverty of these groups to their development deficit.DocumentGlobal Health Action, 2016Climate change has been recognized as both one of the biggest threats and the biggest opportunities for global health in the 21st century. This trend review seeks to assess and characterize the amount and type of scientific literature on the link between climate change and human health.Document
Review and synthesis - ten years of research evidence in health and development: ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation ResearchEconomic and Social Research Council, UK, 2016The ESRC–DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research was established in 2005 in order to ‘provide a robust conceptual and empirical basis for development and enhance the quality and impact of social science research which contributes to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)’.Document
Multi-level pro-poor health governance, statistical information flows and the role of regional organisations in South America and Southern AfricaPoverty Reduction and Regional Integration, 2016Health governance has become multi-layered as the combined result of decentralisation, regional integration and the emergence of new actors nationally and internationally. Whereas this has – in principle – enhanced the installed capacity for health response worldwide, this complexity also poses serious challenges for health governance and policy-making.