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- DocumentBioMed Central, 2016Trust is critical to generate and maintain demand for vaccines in low and middle income countries. However, there is little documentation on how health system insufficiencies affect trust in vaccination and the process of re-building trust once it has been compromised.Document
Out of the reach of children? Young people’s health-seeking agency in Africa’s newly-emerging therapeutic landscapesUniversity of Durham, 2011The dominant view within Western biomedicine is that children are vulnerable and in need of adult protection, while medicines are powerful, dangerous and should be controlled by experts, however, a growing literature suggests that children and adolescents (in both Western and developing-country contexts) often take active roles in health-seeking.DocumentJournal of Health Studies, 2009Oxytocin is a natural hormone with uterine stimulant properties that plays a prominent role in obstetric practice. Clinical guidelines for oxytocin use intrapartum emphasise that injudicious use has serious potential for adverse outcomes for mother and baby. Oxytocin is readily available in South Asia and widely used in ways that flout these guidelines.DocumentSociety, Biology and Human Affairs, 2011This paper is part of a collection forming A Special Issue, which covers selected themes from a larger project on child mobility in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa. The themes are those which individual members of the Ghana research team identified as of particular interest and on which they have reflected, drawing on material collected and analysed by the team as a whole.OrganisationDocumentHelpAge International, 2016There are two main types of diabetes. Type 2 accounts for over 90 per cent of diabetes worldwide. It results from the body’s ineffective use of insulin, leading to raised glucose levels in the blood. One of the four leading global NCDs2, diabetes is a major cause of chronic illness and morbidity:DocumentAfrobarometer, 2016Access to health care gained the spotlight on national and international development agendas when the 1978 Alma Ata Declaration outlined a strategy for achieving universal access to primary health care by the year 2000 (World Health Organization, 1978).DocumentResearch and Information System for Developing Countries, 2015The health sector assumes special importance in India-Africa development cooperation. It is the major component of the broad-ranging collaborative effort envisaged under the rubric of India-Africa cooperation in social development and capacity building.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2016This study is an assessment of the Complete Treatment Pack (COMPACK) Program that aims to ensure that the poorest of the poor are assured access to medicines for common diseases in the country. The main objective of the program is to realize decreased health-care cost. One positive effect of the program is the shortening of delivery time of medicines.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2016The Philippine government passed the Generics Act of 1988 to ensure that inexpensive and effective drugs are made available to all Filipinos. The law aims to supply and promote low-priced quality medicines as alternatives to the widely consumed but more expensive originator brands by requiring physicians to include in their prescriptions both the generic and brand names of the medicines.