Category Archives: Health Systems & Research

Practical Checklists for Conducting Nutrition Surveys

by Petr Schmied People in Need (PIN), 2015 16 pp. 1.0 MB https://www.clovekvtisni.cz/media/publications/724/file/1433428187-pin-2015- checklist-for-conducting-nutrition-security-surveys.pdf The checklists were prepared based on PIN and other agencies’ experience in nutrition-related programming. They aim to support PIN and its partners’ staff in ensuring their … 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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Health Services Research Spending and Healthcare System Impact

Commentary by Morris L. Barer and Stirling Bryan Int J Health Policy Manag 2018, 7(3), 278–281 4 pp. 381 kB http://ijhpm.com/article_3399_d550552a3615d6faa97066ad4e02072b.pdf The challenges associated with translating health services and policy research (HSPR) evidence into practice are many and long-standing. Indeed, … Continue reading

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She knows best: Engaging girls in adolescent programming

by Rita Nehme and Nathaly Spilotros International Rescue Committee (IRC), 2018 6 pp. 4.0 MB https://www.rescue.org/sites/default/files/document/2595/packardasrh20180321.pdf Young people, particularly girls, encounter significant barriers to accessing quality health care, including provider bias, age restrictions or stigmatization when seeking services, and concerns … Continue reading

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Health-industry linkages for local health: reframing policies for African health system strengthening border

by Maureen Mackintosh; Julius Mugwagwa; Geoffrey Banda et al. Health Policy and Planning, Published: 19 March 2018 9 pp. 182 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/advance-article- pdf/doi/10.1093/heapol/czy022/24398759/czy022.pdf There is scepticism among health systems experts internationally that production of pharmaceuticals in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) can … Continue reading

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Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Regional Exchange (SHARE) Research Digest, December 2017 – January 2018

Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Regional Exchange (SHARE), 2018 116 pp. 754 kB http://www.hivsharespace.net/sites/default/files/SHARE-research-digest-march- 2018.pdf The SHARE project is pleased to provide a compilation of article abstracts from peer-reviewed literature related to HIV and AIDS in southern Africa. Abstracts are … 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 Published by 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 This case study traces how the Government of Togo, with support from German Development Cooperation, embarked on a process … Continue reading

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From research to evidence-informed decision making: a systematic approach

by Charlotte C Poot, Rianne M van der Kleij, Evelyn A Brakema et al. Journal of Public Health, Vol. 40, Issue suppl_1, 1 March 2018, Pages i3–i12 10 pp. 780 kB https://academic.oup.com/jpubhealth/article-pdf/40/suppl_1/i3/24280334/fdx153.pdf Knowledge creation forms an integral part of the … Continue reading

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SACEMA Quarterly Special Issue: Tuberculosis

http://sacemaquarterly.com/ 15 March 2018 About seventy thousand years ago our species, Homo sapiens sapiens, left Africa to colonize the world but coming with us on our journey was Mycobacterium tuberculosis or TB; we have lived and evolved with TB for … Continue reading

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Social Franchising: Improving quality and expanding contraceptive choice in the private sector

High Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs) United States Agency for International Development, March 2018 8 pp. 643 kB https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Social- Franchsing.pdf A social franchise is a network of private-sector health care providers that are linked through agreements to provide socially … Continue reading

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