Category Archives: Global Health

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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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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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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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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Danger in the air: How air pollution can affect brain development in young children

by Nicholas Rees, Frederica Perera, Amedeo D’Angiulli United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Division of Data, Research and Policy, December 2017 12 pp. 930 kB https://www.unicef.org/environment/files/Danger_in_the_Air.pdf Almost 17 million babies under the age of one live in areas where air pollution … Continue reading

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Scripted Reality

by Vladimir Čajkovac Follow Up Magazine #29, October 2017 Read online at: http://www.kulturstiftung-des- bundes.de/cms/en/magazine/magazine29/cajkovac/index.html What plot line excites your interest? In the first years following the discovery of HIV, the news stories about AIDS resembled sensational horror flicks and kitschy … Continue reading

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We change the world: What can we learn from global social movements for health?

by Jacqueline del Castillo, Lydia Nicholas, Rachel Nye et al. Nesta, November 2017 39 pp. 406 kB https://www.nesta.org.uk/sites/default/files/we_change_the_world.pdf This report presents actionable ways to grow social movements based on the practical experience of over 40 people representing four social movements. … Continue reading

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Testing for chronic hepatitis B and C – a global perspective

Edited by Philippa Easterbrook, Roger Chou, Margaret Hellard and Philippa Harris BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17(Suppl 1):703 – Published: 1 November 2017 https://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/supplements/volume-17-supplement-1?sap- outbound-id=52FCEF79C075C7530525B5979490DF56CDF5C3C7 An estimated 71 million people worldwide are chronically infected with hepatitis C and 257 million with … Continue reading

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Bulletin of WHO Vol. 95, No. 12, December 2017

In this month’s Bulletin: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/95/12/en/ Options for financing pandemic preparedness Research priorities from guideline development Restricting the use of sunbeds to prevent skin cancer Interview: making medicines more widely available Zika virus in semen of travellers returning to Belgium Access … Continue reading

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