Category Archives: Global Health

Violence on the Front Line: Attacks on Health Care in 2017

by Carol Bales and Leonard Rubenstein Safeguarding Health In Conflict Coalition Members, 2018 51 pp. 9.7 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/SHCC2018final.pdf In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Dispelling myths about drug procurement policy

by Marcel van Valen, David Jamieson, Lisa Parvin et al. The Lancet Global Health, Vol. 6, No. 6, e609–e610, June 2018 2 pp. 40.6 kB https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/langlo/PIIS2214-109X(18)30190-6.pdf Drug prices are controversial in all countries, and nowhere more so than in low-income … Continue reading

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COORDINATE, INTEGRATE, INVEST: How joint child health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions can deliver for your country’s future

WaterAid and PATH’s Defeat Diarrheal Disease (Defeat DD) Initiative, 2018 12 pp. 759 kB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/WA_PATH_Coordinate%20Integ rate%20Invest_EN.pdf Combining clean water, decent household toilets and good hygiene with routine childhood vaccinations and nutrition support could potentially save the lives of as many … Continue reading

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Accelerate progress – sexual and reproductive health and rights for all: report of the Guttmacher–Lancet Commission

by Ann M Starrs, Alex C Ezeh, Gary Barker et al. The Lancet, Published Online May 9, 2018 51 pp. 1.8 MB https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(18)30293-9.pdf Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are fundamental to people’s health and survival, to economic development, … Continue reading

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