Category Archives: Global Health

South African Health Review 2017

by Padarath A, Barron P, editors Health Systems Trust (HST), August 2017 362 pp. 7.0 MB http://www.hst.org.za/publications/South%20African%20Health%20Reviews/HST%20 SAHR%202017%20Web%20Version.pdf Death rates have declined, largely due to successes in HIV, but a lot more needs to be done to defeat its “terrible … Continue reading

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Humanitarian Workplaces Free from Sexual Violence: The First Steps and a Call to Action

by Megan Nobert, Alessandra Carminati, Angelica Zundel et al. Report the Abuse (RTA), 21 August 2017 16 pp. 1.1 MB http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/RTA%20Humanitarian%20Work places%20Free%20from%20Sexual%20Violence%20- %20The%20First%20Steps%20and%20a%20Call%20to%20Action.pdf Sexual violence – in and out of conflict settings – is a global phenomenon disproportionately affecting women … Continue reading

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The seven tactics unhealthy industries use to undermine public health policies

by Rob Moodie The Conversation, August 2017 Read online at: https://theconversation.com/the-seven-tactics-unhealthy-industries-use-to-undermine- public-health-policies-81137 Across Africa there are examples of governments trying to introduce policies that improve health, and protect the environment only to find their efforts undermined by unhealthy corporations, and … Continue reading

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The Future of Aid INGOs in 2030

by Michel Maietta, Eilidh Kennedy, Francois Bourse Actionn Against Hunger, 2017 178 pp. 52.5 MB(!) http://iaran.org/futureofaid/The_Future_Of_Aid_INGOs_In_2030-33.pdf Today’s world is plagued by long and complex conflicts, widespread involuntary migration, violent natural disasters, and rising inequality. The next 15 years will likely … Continue reading

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Banished from Bhutan: The story of how a small mountain kingdom eliminated measles

World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, August, 2017 36 pp. 5.3 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258737/1/9789290225935.pdf Bhutan has shown us that when dedicated men and women come together under committed leadership, they can achieve their goals, surely and convincingly. Through visionary … Continue reading

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A killer nailed: A reconstruction of Maldives´ triumph over measles

World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, August, 2017 40 pp. 3.3 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258736/1/9789290225942.pdf Close to four decades ago, Maldives, in collaboration on with WHO, started its programme of immunization on, with the introduction of MCV 1 as part … Continue reading

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Health research: solutions through knowledge

World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, August, 2017 76 pp. 5.8 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258728/1/9789290225799-eng.pdf The primary purpose of this document is to encourage greater investments in cutting edge research that will lead to policy and programmes for effective transformation … Continue reading

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Cash Transfers and Health: Evidence from Tanzania

by David K. Evans, Brian Holtemeyer, Katrina Kosec World Bank Group, Africa Region, Office of the Chief Economist, November 2016 52 pp. 1.3 MB https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/25682/WPS7882.pdf? sequence=1&isAllowed=y How do cash transfers conditioned on health clinic visits and school attendance impact health-related … Continue reading

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Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC 2018)

April 14-15, 2018 Yale University, New Haven, CT http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/ The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world’s leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Lectures in Medical School – Paradigm Shift or Passing Fad?

by Richard M. Schwartzstein and David H. Roberts N Engl J Med 2017; 377:605-607; August 17, 2017 3 pp. 601 kB http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMp1706474 “Become a doctor, no lectures required.” This headline about the University of Vermont’s proposed new approach to medical … Continue reading

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