Category Archives: Global Health

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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Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Volume 96, Number 4, April 2018

Highlights from the April 2018 issue: Civil registration and vital statistics Learning from global health history Depression and tuberculosis in Ethiopia Measuring air pollution in China Cancer care in Africa The global virome project

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A Global Structural Examination of Quality and Rights

QUEST (Quality Upheld, Every Service, Every Time), 2018 32 pp. 1.6 MB https://pai.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Quest-Synthesis-March-2018.pdf A woman receives high-quality care when she can choose from the full range of contraceptive options that fit her needs, and when the information she receives is … Continue reading

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WHO Drug Information Volume 32, N° 1, 2018

88 pp. 1.5 MB http://www.who.int/entity/medicines/publications/druginformation/issues/WHO_DI_3 2-1.pdf?ua=1 The first issue for 2018 includes featured articles on the following topics: Quality Monitoring Safety of medicines Regulatory news section Section on Publications and events related to access, quality and use of medical products … Continue reading

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Health & Social Protection News & Notes 03/2018

Dear colleagues, HESP News & Notes issue 03/2018 has been published (31 pp. 1.0 MB) and can be downloaded here. The United Nations has released its annual World Happiness Report, which lists Finland as the happiest country and Burundi as … Continue reading

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Forecast-Based Financing

Moving from crisis response to risk management by Sheila Grudem Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes, 2018 2 pp. 879 kB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/WFP-0000069094.pdf Donors and governments spend billions of dollars each year to help people to respond to and recover from climate-related … Continue reading

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