Category Archives: Global Health

Universal Social Protection Floors: Costing Estimates and Affordability in 57 Lower Income Countries

by Isabel Ortiz, Fabio Durán-Valverde, Karuna Pal et al. Extension of Social Security (ESS) Working Paper, International Labour Organization (ILO), 2017 74 pp. 2.5 MB http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—ed_protect/— soc_sec/documents/publication/wcms_614407.pdf This paper presents the results of costing universal social protection floors in 34 … Continue reading

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World Social Protection Report 2017-19: Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

by Isabel Ortiz, Christina Behrendt et al. International Labour Organization (ILO), 2017 470 pp. 18.8 MB http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—dgreports/—dcomm/— publ/documents/publication/wcms_604882.pdf This ILO flagship report provides a global overview of recent trends in social protection systems, including social protection floors. Based on new … Continue reading

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Economic Impacts of Child Marriage

Global Synthesis Report by Quentin Wodon, Chata Male, Ada Nayihouba et al. International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the World Bank, June 2017 99 pp. 3.0 MB https://www.icrw.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EICM-Global-Conference-Edition- June-27-FINAL.pdf The international community is increasingly aware of the negative … Continue reading

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Health & Social Protection News & Notes issue 02/2017 is out

You can download the issue (28 pp. 781 kB) here! Best wishes for the festive season and a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2018 Dieter Neuvians MD Editor d.neuvians@online.de

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Master of Science in Global Urban Health (MSc GUH)

Starting in September 2018 at the University of Freiburg, Germany This modular course in English is intended for postgraduate students awarding 60 credit points (ECTS). The MSc GUH will be taken as FULL TIME STUDY (one academic year). The initial … Continue reading

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World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2017

by Brittany Card, Laura McElroy United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 2017 76 pp. 8.4 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/WHDT2017_Final_Singles.pdf World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is … Continue reading

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Beyond the barriers: Framing evidence on health system strengthening to improve the health of migrants experiencing poverty and social exclusion

by Veronica Magar, Flavia Bustreo, Theadora Swift Koller et al. World Health Organization, 2017 74 pp. 1.2 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259486/1/9789241513364-eng.pdf?ua=1 Against the backdrop of leaving no one behind on the path to universal health coverage, this paper aims to: Present information … Continue reading

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Tracking Universal Health Coverage: 2017 Global Monitoring Report

by Gabriela Flores, Daniel Hogan, Gretchen Stevens et al. World Health Organization and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, 2017 88 pp. 4.1 MB http://www.who.int/entity/healthinfo/universal_health_coverage/report/2017_global_ monitoring_report.pdf?ua=1 Universal health coverage (UHC) means that all people can … Continue reading

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Prescription/Non-prescription Medicine Misuse and Regulation – Time for a Modern, Fit for Purpose Approach

by Mayyada Wazaify and Jenny Scott Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine, 2017; 3(4):197-199 3 pp. 290 kB http://www.jppcm.org/sites/default/files/JPharPractCommMed_2017_3-197-170.pdf Considering the breadth of medicines available without a prescription and the spectrum of problems that can arise with medication use, … Continue reading

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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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