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    Leaving them behind: healthcare services in situations of armed conflict

    Norwegian Red Cross, 2017
    In 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.
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    Community-based health care is an essential component of a resilient health system: evidence from Ebola outbreak in Liberia

    BioMed Central, 2017
    Trained 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.
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    Implementing a basic package of health services in post-conflict Liberia: perceptions of key stakeholders

    Elsevier, 2013
    Recovery 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.
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    Barriers to appropriate care for mothers and infants during the perinatal period in rural Afghanistan: a qualitative assessment

    Taylor and Francis Group, 2014
    This 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.
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    Key considerations: the context of North Kivu province, DRC

    Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform, 2018
    This 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.
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    Fragile environment, seasonality and undernutrition in Bangladesh

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    Undernutrition 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.
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    Situation of persons with disabilities in Lebanon

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    This Helpdesk report provides a situational analysis of people with disabilities in Lebanon. 
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    Helping to make safe abortion a reality in Zambia

    Impact Initiative, 2018
    Zambia has one of the most liberal abortion laws in sub-Saharan Africa. However, in spite of this, unsafe abortion continues to contribute to high rates of maternal mortality. Stigma, poverty, conscientious objectors, and lack of knowledge all contribute to why many adolescent girls and women do not and cannot access safe abortions in Zambia.
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    Sexual and reproductive health rights of persons with disabilities

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    The World Health Organization estimates that 15 per cent of the world’s population have a disability and that a higher prevalence of disability occurs among people in lower-income countries.
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    Sanitation and wastewater in Africa

    GRID Arendal, 2018
    The relationship between sanitation and wastewater management is crucial in terms of Africa’s social, economic and ecological concerns. Providing adequate sanitation with proper wastewater treatment represents an opportunity in an era of increasing need to reclaim vital waste resources and lead the way towards the realisation of a circular economy.

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