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Feasibility and acceptability of a mobile phone intervention to improve post-rape service delivery in South AfricaInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Mobile health (mHealth) interventions – in which mobile phones are used to advance positive health outcomes – have only recently been applied to addressing broader questions of health governance.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017The rapid spread of information and communication technologies (ICTs) (and of mobile phones in particular) across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has generated considerable excitement in development circles regarding their potential to revolutionise service delivery in health systems.DocumentPopulation Reference Bureau, 2015This data-sheet from the Population Reference Bureau presents data from 2014 to compare rural and urban trends and metrics relevant to human development. The data is drawn from multiple sources, and provides a snapshot of developing countries at a time of rapid urbanisation and social change.Document
ICT-facilitated accountability and engagement in health systems: a review of Making All Voices Count mHealth for accountability projectsInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and mHealth innovations hold great potential to improve health systems and health outcomes while at the same time enhancing citizen engagement and accountability. Yet there has been little assessment of the impact of mHealth innovations on the ground.OrganisationCentre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC) is, an independent and not-for-profit biomedical research organisation, based in New Delhi, India.Document
Social accountabilty initatives in health and nutrition: lessons from India, Pakistan and BangladeshInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017South Asia is home to nearly a quarter of the world’s population and is a region of dynamic economic growth, yet it performs relatively poorly on health and nutrition indicators.Document
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.