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UHC and SDG Country Profiles 2018

World Health Organization, Western Pacific Region, 2018 104 pp. 4.5 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/272304/UHC-SDG-country-profiles- 2018-eng.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y Monitoring progress in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and universal health coverage (UHC) is a priority in the Western Pacific Region. This country profiles aim to assist … Continue reading

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Focus on Global Health Security

The Global Fund, May 2018 4 pp. 1.1 MB https://www.theglobalfund.org/media/7318/publication_globalhealthsecurity_focuson_en.pdf Microbes do not stop at national borders, so an infectious disease threat anywhere is a threat everywhere. Making our world safer from epidemics means strengthening the capacity of countries to … Continue reading

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Social norms and adolescents’ sexual health: an introduction for practitioners working in low and mid-income African countries

by Beniamino Cislaghi and Holly Shakya Afr J Reprod Health 2018; 22[1]: 38-46 (Registration required) 9 pp. 559 kB https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajrh/article/download/169835/159276 Donors, practitioners and scholars are increasingly interested in harnessing the potential of social norms theory to improve adolescents‘ sexual and … Continue reading

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World Health Statistics 2018: Monitoring health for the SDGs, sustainable development goals

World Health Organization 2018 100 pp. 4.3 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/272596/9789241565585-eng.pdf?ua=1 The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual snapshot of the state of the world’s health. This 2018 edition contains the latest available data for 36 health-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) … Continue reading

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Using Technology to Advance Global Health: Proceedings of a Workshop

by Rachel M. Taylor and Joe Alper, Rapporteurs Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety, 2018 96 pp. 1.7 MB https://download.nap.edu/cart/download.cgi?record_id=24882 To explore how the use of technology can facilitate progress toward globally recognized health priorities, the Forum … Continue reading

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Organization and financing of public health services in Europe: country reports

by Bernd Rechel, Anna Maresso, Anna Sagan et al. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 2018 148 pp. 3.0 MB http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/370946/public-health- services.pdf?ua=1 What are “public health services”? Countries across Europe understand what they are, or what they should include, … Continue reading

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Mainstreaming Youth-Friendly Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in the Public Sector in Mozambique and Tanzania

by Estrella Alcalde, Katia Amado, Claire Cole et al. Pathfinder International Technical Brief, May 2017 12 pp. 1.6 MB http://www.population.gov.za/index.php/documents/send/173-youth-friendly- services/817-mainstreaming-youth-friendly-sexual-reproductive-health-services-in-the- public-sector-in-mozambique-tanzania Emerging global guidance suggests that, to reach youth in a sustainable and scalable way, youth-friendly services must be … Continue reading

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Saving lives, spending less: A strategic response to noncommunicable diseases

by Virginia Arnold, Melanie Bertram, Suvi Härmälä et al. World Health Organization, 2018 20 pp. 3.8 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/272534/WHO-NMH-NVI-18.8- eng.pdf?ua=1 The publication reveals, for the first time, the financing needs and returns on investment of the WHO cost-effective and feasible “Best … Continue reading

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World Health Organization Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics

First edition (2018) – Executive summary 36 pp. 1.1 MB http://www.who.int/medical_devices/diagnostics/EDL_ExecutiveSummary_15may.pdf Today, many people are unable to get tested for diseases because they cannot access diagnostic services. Many are incorrectly diagnosed. As a result, they do not receive the treatment … Continue reading

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World Food Assistance 2018: Preventing Food Crises

by Valerie Guarnieri, Stanlake Samkange, Steven Were Omamo et al. World Food Programme, May 2018 56 pp. 3.3 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/WFP-0000070719.pdf Chronic hunger is increasing around the world and food crises are spreading and intensifying. This new report by the United … Continue reading

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