Category Archives: Other Publications

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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World Happiness Report 2018

by John F. Helliwell, Richard Layard and Jeffrey D. Sachs The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), March 2018 172 pp. 2.6 MB https://s3.amazonaws.com/happiness-report/2018/WHR_web.pdf The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. The World Happiness … Continue reading

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The Global Health 50/50 Report: How gender-responsive are the world’s most influential global health organisations?

by Sarah Hawkes, Kent Buse, Claudia Ahumada et al. University College London Centre for Gender and Global Health, 2018 56 pp. 4.9 MB https://globalhealth5050.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/GH5050-Report- 2018_Final.pdf The Global Health 50/50 Report, the first of its kind, provides a comprehensive review of … Continue reading

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How’s Life? Measuring Well-being

by Carrie Exton, Carlotta Balestra, Kate Scrivens et al. OECD Publishing, Paris, 2017 462 pp. 6.2 MB https://web.uniroma2.it/module/name/Content/newlang/english/action/showattach/att ach_id/26146 The book charts the promises and pitfalls for people’s well-being in 35 OECD countries and 6 partner countries. It presents the … Continue reading

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Bulletin of the World health Organisation – Volume 96, Number 3, March 2018

Highlights from the March 2018 issue: §  Call for papers: prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases §  The public health response to hearing loss §  Ensuring access to medicines §  Interview: Carol Brayne and the epidemiology of dementia §  Using … Continue reading

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Understanding Climate’s Influence on Human Evolution

by Leslie Aiello, Ray Bernor, René Bobe et al. National Research Council; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Board on Earth Sciences and Resources; Committee on the Earth System Context for Hominin Evolution, 2010 129 pp. 3.0 MB https://download.nap.edu/cart/download.cgi?record_id=12825 The … 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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Snakebite Gets Attention of WHO Executive Board, Draft Resolution Approved

by Catherine Saez Intellectual Property Watch, 30/01/2018 Read online at: https://www.ip-watch.org/2018/01/30/snakebite-gets-attention-executive-board-draft- resolution-approved/ A resolution to address the issue of snakebites, mainly in developing countries, was met with undisputed approval last week at the World Health Organization Executive Board. The resolution … Continue reading

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HESP-News & Notes – Issue 01/2018

Issue 01/2018 of HESP-News & Notes has just been published. You can download it (31 pp. 1.4 MB) here EDITORIAL In this issue you find three articles about plague – one about a provocative new study that modelled a series … Continue reading

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The Inclusive Development Index 2018

Summary and Data Highlights World Economic Forum, 2018 26 pp. 728 kB http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Forum_IncGrwth_2018.pdf The Inclusive Development Index (IDI) is an annual assessment of 103 countries’ economic performance that measures how countries perform on eleven dimensions of economic progress in addition … Continue reading

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