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The challenges of institutionalizing community-level social accountability mechanisms for health and nutrition: a qualitative study in Odisha, IndiaBioMed Central, 2018India has been at the forefront of innovations around social accountability mechanisms in improving the delivery of public services, including health and nutrition. Yet little is known about how such initiatives are faring now that they are incorporated formally into government programmes and implemented at scale. This brings greater impetus to understand their effectiveness.Document
Evidence and gap map of studies assessing the effectiveness of interventions for people with disabilitiesThe Campbell Collaboration, 2018This evidence gap map was commissioned to draw together what is known about ‘what works’ for people with disabilities and identify gaps in evidence (i.e. areas where this is less or no evidence).DocumentFuture Health Systems research consortium, 2017Future Health Systems research into empowering communities to demand and shape health services has informed the development of a WHO strategy on service delivery.The strategy reflects a paradigm shift towards an increased emphasis on preventive public health, as well as curative strategies, to address current and future health challenges.Document
Factors influencing non-institutional deliveries in Afghanistan: secondary analysis of the Afghanistan Mortality Survey 2010Nagoya University School of Medicine/Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya Japan, 2015Home delivery in unhygienic environments is common among Afghan women; only one third of births are delivered at health facilities. Institutional delivery is central to reducing maternal mortality.DocumentNorwegian Red Cross, 2017In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2016, the international community agreed to ‘leave no one behind’. However, the community is doing precisely that by failing to act as millions living in conflict-affected areas are deprived of access to healthcare services.Document
Community-based health care is an essential component of a resilient health system: evidence from Ebola outbreak in LiberiaBioMed Central, 2017Trained community health workers (CHW) enhance access to essential primary health care services in contexts where the health system lacks capacity to adequately deliver them. In Liberia, the Ebola outbreak further disrupted health system function.Document
Implementing a basic package of health services in post-conflict Liberia: perceptions of key stakeholdersElsevier, 2013Recovery of the health sector in post-conflict countries is increasingly initiated through a Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) approach. The country government and partners, including international donors, typically contract international and local NGOs to deliver the BPHS.Document
Barriers to appropriate care for mothers and infants during the perinatal period in rural Afghanistan: a qualitative assessmentTaylor and Francis Group, 2014This study, conducted in five rural districts in Afghanistan, used qualitative methods to explore traditional practices of women, families and communities related to maternal and newborn care, and sociocultural and health system issues that create access barriers.DocumentSocial Science in Humanitarian Action Platform, 2018This brief summarises key considerations about the context of North Kivu province in relation to the outbreak of Ebola in the DRC, August 2018. The province of North Kivu has six territories: Beni, Lubero, Masisi, Nyiragongo, Rutshuru, Walikale.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018Undernutrition among mothers and children remains one of the main public health challenges of the 21st century, particularly in low and middle-income countries. The causes of malnutrition are directly related to inadequate dietary intake as well as disease, though many factors contribute to the indirect causes.