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Identifying and tackling the social determinants of child malnutrition in urban informal settlements and slums: a cross national review of the evidence for actionInstitute of Education, University of London, 2011Urbanisation can bring many benefits the rate of change but in many developing countries the rate of change has been so fast and so dramatic that many cities have been unable to cope.DocumentLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2014Despite the emphasis given to poverty reduction in policy statements and a substantial increase in social spending, money-metric poverty has shown little improvement since South Africa's transition to democracy in 1994. Alternative approaches to measuring well-being and inequality may show a more positive trend.DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 2010On average the burden of disease and death is born primarily by poorer people within poorer countries.The high rates of child mortality in developing countries today constitute one of the harshest failures of development. It is estimated that about 10 million children die each year before their first birthday and that a fourth of these deaths occur in India.Document
The importance of water, sanitation and hygiene for lymphatic filariasis and leprosy care and inclusionWateraid, 2016Lymphatic filariasis (LF) and leprosy are neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) representing a significant global burden of disease morbidity. Like most NTDs, LF and leprosy are most prevalent in poor, rural and marginalised populations. NTD prevalence is becoming known as a ‘proxy for poverty and disadvantage’.OrganisationInternational Christian development organisation that diagnoses, treats and offers specialist care, including reconstructive surgery, to leprosy patientsDocument
The equity impact of participatory women's groups to reduce neonatal mortality in India: secondary analysis of a cluster-randomised trialInternational Journal of Epidemiology, 2013Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been uneven. Inequalities in child health are large and effective interventions rarely reach the most in need. Little is known about how to reduce these inequalities.Document
The equity impact of participatory women's groups to reduce neonatal mortality in India: secondary analysis of a cluster-randomised trialInternational Journal of Epidemiology, 2013Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been uneven. Inequalities in child health are large and effective interventions rarely reach the most in need. Little is known about how to reduce these inequalities.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2015This report synthesises insights on children and young people (CYP) from research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research.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.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2014Mental health is a critically important issue in global health today, and yet does not receive due policy attention. Mental illness will likely affect one in four people within their lifetime and neuropsychiatric conditions now account for 13% of the global burden of disease - with 70% of that burden in low- and middle-income countries.