Worlds Apart by Arthur Erken, Raquel Fernández, Mercedes Mateo Diaz et al. United Nations Population Fund, 2017 140 pp. 6.8 MB http://www.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/sowp/downloads/UNFPA_PUB_2017_EN_SWOP.pdf Gender amplifies the social, racial and political inequalities that trap people in a cycle of poverty and marginalization, … Continue reading

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Interventions to improve the labour market for adults living with physical and/or sensory disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

by Janice Tripney, Alan Roulstone, Carol Vigurs et al. 3ie systematic review 39, 2017 125 pp. 2.1 MB http://www.3ieimpact.org/media/filer_public/2017/09/14/sr39-labour-market.pdf The authors find that research in this area has received very little attention. They identify only a limited number of relevant … Continue reading

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Climate-resilient water safety plans: Managing health risks associated with climate variability and change

Editors: Elena Villalobos Prats, Angella Rinehold, Jennifer De France et al. World Health Organization, 2017 92 pp. 1.9 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258722/1/9789241512794-eng.pdf This document is intended to help water suppliers and water safety plan (WSP) teams who have already committed to using … Continue reading

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Special issue: Evidence to improve global tuberculosis control strategies: lessons from Southeast Asia

Health, Policy and Planning, Vol 32, Issue suppl_2, October 2017 Access all articles for free at: https://academic.oup.com/heapol/issue/32/suppl_2 The series provides some key lessons that have broader relevance in the region and globally. It shows the importance of linking health systems … Continue reading

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Open Access Overview: Focusing on open access to peer-reviewed research articles and their preprints

by Peter Suber Director, Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, December 2015 Read online at: http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm This is an introduction to open access (OA) for those who are new to the concept. It is hoped it’s short enough to read, long … Continue reading

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Community Health Worker Programmes in the WHO African Region: Policy Brief

by Nana Twum Danso, Uta Lehmann, Jennifer Nyoni et al. World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, 2017 32 pp. 5.4 MB http://www.afro.who.int/sites/default/files/2017- 07/Community%20Health%20Worker%20Policy%20Brief%20-%20English_0.pdf The purpose of this policy brief is to inform discussions and decisions in the World Health … Continue reading

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2016 Global Hunger Index: Africa edition

by Klaus von Grebmer, Jill Bernstein, David Nabarro et al. The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V., International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Concern Worldwide, 2016 20 pp. 2.7 MB http://ebrary.ifpri.org/utils/getfile/collection/p15738coll2/id/131131/filename/131342.pdf In 30 of 38 sub-Saharan African … Continue reading

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Digital Health for Systems: Strengthening Family Planning Systems Through Time and Resource Efficiencies

by Nicole Ippoliti, Trinity Zan, Margaret D’Adamo et al. High-Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs), 2017 8 pp. 782 kB https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/wp- content/uploads/2017/09/DigitalHealthForSystems.pdf This new HIP brief summarizes the experience and evidence for the most commonly used digital health technologies aimed … Continue reading

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Alleviating the access abyss in palliative care and pain relief – an imperative of universal health coverage: the Lancet Commission report

by Felicia Marie Knaul, Paul E Farmer, Eric L Krakauer et al. on behalf of the Lancet Commission on Palliative Care and Pain Relief Study Group The Lancet – Published: October 13, 2017 64 pp. 6.1 MB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)32513-8.pdf This Lancet … Continue reading

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The Plunder Route to Panama: How African oligarchs steal from their countries

by Maxime Domegni, Estacio Valoi, Evelyn Groenink et al. The African Investigative Publishing Collective, Africa Uncensored, ZAM Magazine, 2017 37 pp. 4.8 MB https://www.zammagazine.com/images/pdf/documents/African_Oligarchs.pdf The Panama Papers project last year revealed that there are quite a few African politicians, their … Continue reading

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