Category Archives: General

International Health – Special Issue: Onchocerciasis: The Beginning of the End

International Health – Special Issue: Onchocerciasis: The Beginning of the End Free access to all articles at: https://academic.oup.com/inthealth/issue/10/suppl_1 Onchocerciasis: The Beginning of the End by Joni Lawrence and Yao K Sodahlon International Health, Vol. 10, Issue suppl_1, 1 March 2018, … Continue reading

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Impact evaluations of development interventions: a practical guide

by Howard White and David Raitzer Campbell Collaboration and Asian Development Bank, 2018 217 pp. 3.1 MB https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/392376/impact-evaluation- development-interventions-guide.pdf Impact evaluation is an empirical approach to estimating the causal effects of interventions, in terms of both magnitude and statistical significance. … Continue reading

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Every Child Alive: The urgent need to end newborn deaths

by Guy Taylor, Siobhan Devine, Liliana Carvajal-Aguirre et al. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), February 2018 44 pp. 4.9 MB https://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Every_Child_Alive_The_urgent_need_to_en d_newborn_deaths.pdf Every year, 2.6 million babies die before turning one month old. One million of them take their first … Continue reading

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Chlorhexidine for neonatal infection: the ‘game-changer’ we’ve all been waiting for?

by Victoria Ponce Hardy Tropical Medicine and International Health – First published: 12 February 2018 2 pp. 37 kB http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tmi.13032/epdf That chlorhexidine is a useful commodity in the fight against neonatal infection-related mortality is not disputed. However, its presentation as … Continue reading

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Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers

Updated 3rd Edition 2018 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs and World Health Organization, 2018 460 pp. 8.1 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/260156/1/9780999203705-eng.pdf?ua=1 The 2018 edition of the Handbook includes new WHO recommendations that expand contraceptive choices. Also, guidance … Continue reading

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Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

by Robert Walter Eisinger and Anthony S. Fauci Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 24, Number 3, March 2018 4 pp. 324 kB https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/24/3/pdfs/17-1797.pdf The goal of ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic is theoretically achievable and would require addressing this global health catastrophe … Continue reading

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A Practical Guide to Implementation Research on Health Systems

by Henry Lucas and Merrick Zwarenstein Future Health Systems, November 2016 Download chapter by chapter as PDF files at: http://courses.arcade-project.org/course/view.php?id=9 or book as one ePub document at: http://courses.arcade-project.org/mod/resource/view.php?id=628 This is an open access resource targeted primarily at post-graduate students intending … Continue reading

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The War on Children: Time to End Violations Against Children in Armed Conflict

by Mariam Kirollos, Caroline Anning, Gunvor Knag Fylkesnes et al. Save the Children International, 2018 44 pp. 3.6 MB https://www.savethechildren.net/waronchildren/pdf/waronchildren.pdf More children than ever before – at least 357 million globally – are now living in areas affected by conflict, … Continue reading

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Monitoring Sustainable Development Goal 3: how ready are the health information systems in low-income and middle-income countries?

by Juliet Nabyonga-Orem BMJ Glob Health, 2017;2:e000433, October 2017 5 pp. 278 kB https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5663251/pdf/bmjgh-2017-000433.pdf While keeping the health MDG agenda, SDG3 embraces the growing challenge of noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors. The broader scope of the SDG agenda, the … Continue reading

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Health Information System Strengthening: Standards and Best Practices

by Fern Greenwell and Shannon Salentine Measure Evaluation, 2018 100 pp. 3.8 MB https://www.measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/tr-17- 225/at_download/document The purpose of this guide is to help health authorities and health information officers align health information system (HIS) data sources with standards and best … Continue reading

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