Category Archives: General

The State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a Digital World

by Brian Keeley, Céline Little, Achila Imchen et al. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), December 2017 215 pp. 10.4 MB https://www.unicef.org/publications/files/SOWC_2017_ENG_WEB.pdf As the debate about whether the internet is safe for children rages, the report discusses how digital access can … Continue reading

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How do external donors influence national health policy processes? Experiences of domestic policy actors in Cambodia and Pakistan

by Mishal S Khan, Ankita Meghani, Marco Liverani et al. Health Policy and Planning, czx145, Published: 09 December 2017 9 pp. 159 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/advance-article- pdf/doi/10.1093/heapol/czx145/22470830/czx145.pdf Although concerns have historically been raised about the influence of external donors on health policy … Continue reading

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Health Policy and Planning Supplement: Achieving integration for stronger health systems: lessons from integrating sexual & reproductive health and HIV services

Health Policy and Planning, Vol. 32, Issue suppl_4, 1 November 2017 Access all articles for free at: https://academic.oup.com/heapol/issue/32/suppl_4 The articles in this Supplement clearly illustrate that any focus on integrating health services needs to include a broader systems-wide, people-centred approach … Continue reading

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Detecting Malaria Hotspots: A Comparison of Rapid Diagnostic Test, Microscopy, and Polymerase Chain Reaction

by Polycarp Mogeni, Thomas N Williams, Irene Omedo et al. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 216, Issue 9, 27 November 2017, pp. 1091–1098 8 pp. 1.4 MB https://academic.oup.com/jid/article-pdf/216/9/1091/22031385/jix321.pdf Malaria control strategies need to respond to geographical hotspots of transmission. … Continue reading

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Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: A One Health Approach to a Global Threat: Proceedings of a Workshop

Rapporteurs: Ceci Mundaca-Shah, V. Ayano Ogawa, and Anna Nicholson National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Health and Medicine Division; Board on Global Health; Forum on Microbial Threats, 2017 173 pp. 3.2 MB https://download.nap.edu/cart/download.cgi?record_id=24914 As of 2017, the emergence and … Continue reading

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Malaria Prevalence, Indoor Residual Spraying, and Insecticide Treated Net Usage in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Gabriel Picone, Robyn Kibler, and Bénédicte H. Apouey Journal of African Development (2017) 19:19–32 14 pp. 214 kB http://www.jadafea.com/wp- content/uploads/2017/09/JAD_19n2_Fall_2017_2.pdf This paper examines the extent to which bed net usage is responsive to changes in malaria prevalence and whether … Continue reading

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Crop Prospects and Food Situation, No. 4, December 2017

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), December 2017 40 pp. 5.4 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/a-i8278e.pdf Strong cereal harvests are keeping global food supplies buoyant, but localised drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity. Some 37 … Continue reading

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2017 Africa Report on Internal Displacement

by Bina Desai, Sorcha O’Callaghan, Chloe Sydney et al. Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), December 2017 56 pp. 16.4 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/20171206-Africa-report-2017- web.pdf As the world focuses its attention on preventing irregular migration and protecting … Continue reading

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Step Up the Pace: Towards an AIDS-free generation in West and Central Africa

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), December 2017 54 pp. 3.2 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Step_Up_the_Pace_West_and_ Central_Africa.pdf More than four decades into the HIV epidemic, four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa … Continue reading

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Impact of nutrition interventions on pediatric mortality and nutrition outcomes in humanitarian emergencies: A systematic review

by Kamna S. Balhara, David M. Silvestri, W. Tyler Winders et al. Tropical Medicine and International Health, Vol. 22, Issue 12, December 2017, pp. 1464–1492 29 pp. 196 kB http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tmi.12986/epdf Malnutrition contributes to paediatric morbidity and mortality in disasters and … Continue reading

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