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- DocumentPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2017The World Health Organization recognises 17 major parasitic and related infections as the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Despite recent gains in the understanding of the nature and prevalence of NTDs, as well as successes in recent scaled-up preventive chemotherapy strategies and other health interventions, the NTDs continue to rank among the world’s greatest global health problems.DocumentCambridge University, 2016Spatial distribution of poverty in Bangladesh shows that poverty is concentrated in ecologically unfavourable areas.Document
Status of gender, vulnerabilities and adaptation to climate change in the Hindu Kush Himalaya : impacts and implications for livelihoods, and sustainable mountain developmentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The overarching recognition in all the literature is that climate change will have huge and largely detrimental impacts on vulnerable communities, and that gender will be a defining feature in shaping individuals’ experiences of adverse circumstances.DocumentChurch World Service, 2016The CWS Water for Life program has had transformative impacts in East Africa. Water for Life has benefitted 182 communities across the drylands of Kenya -- Kitui, West Pokot, Baringo and Turkana counties – and rural households in Gairo, Tanzania.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2016Civil society monitoring and advocacy that is vertically integrated across different levels of action is one strategy for seeking government accountability. This case study summary is one of a set of seven from the Philippines. Each discusses a civil society campaign in a different sector, and draws out lessons for vertical integration.Document
ICTs and the challenge of health system transition in low and middle-income countries | Globalization and Health | Full TextBioMed Central, 2017The aim of this paper is to contribute to debates about how governments and other stakeholders can influence the application of ICTs to increase access to safe, effective and affordable treatment of common illnesses, especially by the poor. First, it argues that the health sector is best conceptualized as a 'knowledge economy'.Document
Understanding District Ecosystems: Implementation of Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Policies in Sabarkantha and Bijapur Districts (India)Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017Nutrition policies are shaped at a national and state level in India; however programmes are implemented by the district administration.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
Value chain analysis in India to identify nutrition-sensitive interventions for improved maternal diets in IndiaLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017Micronutrient insufficiencies are a serious public health problem among women of reproductive age in Low and Middle Income Countries including India, adversely affecting maternal health and economic productivity, and child growth and educational outcomes. Fruit and vegetables are important sources of micronutrients and consumption of these foods is lower than recommendations.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017India is going through a silent crisis as millions of adolescents and adults, both male and female, across the country and over generations face the burden of undernutrition. India’s score in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) computed by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was 28.5 in 2016. While this has improved from 36 in 2008, it still falls in the “serious” category.