Category Archives: General

Focus on Disability: Universal healthcare can happen

by Hannah Kuper SciDevNet – International Centre for Evidence in Disability (LSHTM) Read online at: https://www.scidev.net/global/vulnerability/analysis-blog/disability-universal- healthcare.html As we begin an important year for global development – a year when UHC commitments look set to be adopted as part of … Continue reading

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SA’s first health tax – but will it work?

by Kerry Cullinan The South African Health News Service, April 3, 2018 Read online at: https://www.health-e.org.za/2018/04/03/sas-first-health-tax-but-will-it-work/ Over the Easter weekend, South Africa became the first African country to impose an excise tax on sugary drinks, a move that has been … Continue reading

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Multidisciplinary and multisectoral coalitions as catalysts for action against antimicrobial resistance: Implementation experiences at national and regional levels

by Mohan P. Joshi, Chifumbe Chintu, Mirfin Mpundu et al. Global Public Health, 2018 – Published online: 20 March 2018 16 pp. 1.6 MB https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/17441692.2018.1449230? needAccess=true In its 2015 Global Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the World Health Organization … Continue reading

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Protecting the promise of a generation: Education for refugees and the forcibly displaced

by Giulia McPherson Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, Published on 16 April 2018 12 pp. 4.4 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/ProtectingThePromiseofaGeneration.pdf Jesuit Refugee Service released a report calling on policy/decision-makers to make education a priority in response to refugees. The response to Syrian refugees in … Continue reading

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Adolescent contraceptive use and its effects on fertility

by David Antonio Sánchez-Páez, José Antonio Ortega Demographic Research, Vol. 38, Article 45, pp. 1359–1388, Published 18 April 2018 32 pp. 1.0 MB https://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol38/45/38-45.pdf Adolescent reproductive health is part of internationally agreed development goals. Unmarried adolescents are not commonly included … Continue reading

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An innovative response to the challenge of financing global health research and development

Read online at: http://www.ghif.com/ The Global Health Investment Fund (GHIF) is a US$ 108 million social impact investment fund designed to provide financing to advance the development of drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other interventions against diseases that disproportionately burden low- … Continue reading

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Getting a better grasp on Togo’s future: Population dynamics at the heart of development planning

by Mary White-Kaba Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), March 2018 30 pp. 4.2 MB http://health.bmz.de/ghpc/case-studies/population-dynamics- togo/GHPC_TOGO_FINAL.pdf Attaining the demographic dividend is a powerful motivator for integrating population dynamics into planning. With decreasing fertility, many developing countries hope … Continue reading

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Protecting the vulnerable is protecting ourselves: Norway and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation

by Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée, Katerini T. Storeng Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening, 2017 6 pp. 188 Kb https://tidsskriftet.no/en/2017/05/global-helse/protecting-vulnerable-protecting- ourselves-norway-and-coalition-epidemic Norway has played a critical role in the recent launch of the new Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation, revealing Norway’s … Continue reading

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The importance of vitamin D in maternal and child health: a global perspective

by M Fiscaletti, P Stewart and CF Munns Public Health Reviews, 2017 38:19 17 pp. 832 kB https://publichealthreviews.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s40985-017-0066-3 25-hydroxy vitamin D deficiency (VDD) remains an important global public health concern, and an important differentiation must be made between the impact … Continue reading

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Global health research in an unequal world: ethics case studies from Africa

by G Aellah, T Chantler, P W Geissler CABI Books, September 2016 275 pp. 5.8 MB https://www.cabi.org/cabebooks/FullTextPDF/2016/20163308509.pdf This book is a collection of fictionalised case studies of everyday ethical dilemmas and challenges, encountered in the process of conducting global health … Continue reading

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