Category Archives: Sustainable Development Goals

Monitoring Sustainable Development Goal 3: how ready are the health information systems in low-income and middle-income countries?

by Juliet Nabyonga-Orem BMJ Glob Health, 2017;2:e000433, October 2017 5 pp. 278 kB https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5663251/pdf/bmjgh-2017-000433.pdf While keeping the health MDG agenda, SDG3 embraces the growing challenge of noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors. The broader scope of the SDG agenda, the … Continue reading

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The First Malaria World Congress

1 – 5 July 2018 Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia The congress is structured around three key themes: Malaria Today – the recent history and present of malaria control and elimination efforts. Putting Malaria Elimination into a Global Health … Continue reading

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Beyond Gross National Income: Innovative methods for global health aid allocation

Health Policy and Planning, Vol. 33, Issue suppl_1, 1 February 2018 Access all articles for free at: https://academic.oup.com/heapol/issue/33/suppl_1 In this special issue, the editors follow a sequence with five articles, focusing on how allocation works now, testing the correlation of … Continue reading

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South African District Health Barometer 2016/17

by Naomi Massyn, Ashnie Padarath, Nazia Peer, Candy Day Health Systems Trust, November 2017 839 pp. 20.5 MB http://www.hst.org.za/publications/District%20Health%20Barometers/District%20Healt h%20Barometer%202016-2017.pdf This annual publication provides an overview of the performance of public health services in South Africa and has become an … Continue reading

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Draft thirteenth general programme of work 2019–2023

Promote health, keep the world safe, serve the vulnerable World Health Organization, January 2018 45 pp. 1.0 MB http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/EB142/B142_3-en.pdf?ua=1 There is a palpable sense of energy and excitement at the World Health Organization (WHO) these days, as witnessed during last … Continue reading

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Building a movement for health – a tool for (health) activists

Edited by Chiara Bodini People’s Health Movement (PHM), Cape Town and Third World Health Aid, Brussels, 2017 146 pp. 15.1 MB https://twha.be/sites/default/files/PHM-Building_A_Movement_For_Health.pdf This book is intended to be an aid in the struggle for health equity, which is the struggle … Continue reading

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Simplifying Delivery of Social Security Benefits in Karnataka

by D Rajasekhar, K S Manjunath, R Manjula Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, August 2016 72 pp. 4.8 MB http://health.bmz.de/where_we_work/countries/india/Files/Simplifying_Delivery_of_S ocial_Security_Benefits_in_Karnataka_2016.pdf In India, various ministries and government agencies are responsible for social security programmes for the informal sector, … Continue reading

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Leave no one behind: Insights from Cambodia’s national poverty identification system

by Emily de Riel Published by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), December 2017 38 pp. 1.3 MB http://health.bmz.de/ghpc/case-studies/leave-no-one- behind/ID_POOR_Final_lowres.pdf Approximately one in five Cambodians lives in poverty. By certain measures of multidimensional poverty, up to 50% of … Continue reading

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Revitalizing Health for All: Case Studies of the Struggle for Comprehensive Primary Health Care

Editors: Ronald Labonté, David Saunders, Corinne Packer, and Nikki Schaay University of Toronto Press, IDRC, May 25, 2017 369 pp. 2.2 MB https://idl-bnc-idrc.dspacedirect.org/bitstream/handle/10625/56398/IDL-56398.pdf The concept of Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) focuses on health system efforts to improve equity in … Continue reading

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Healthy Lives for Vulnerable Women and Children: Applying Health Systems Research

by Sue Godt, Irene Agyepong, Walter Flores et al. In Focus, IDRC, October 2017 139 pp. 1.4 MB https://idl-bnc-idrc.dspacedirect.org/bitstream/handle/10625/56725/IDL-56725.pdf Tremendous challenges remain to ensure that the most vulnerable populations, including women, children, and adolescents, are able to enjoy the healthy … Continue reading

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