Category Archives: Other Publications

Logistics Competencies, Skills, and Training: A Global Overview

by Alan McKinnon, Christoph Flöthmann, Kai Hoberget al. A World Bank Study, 2017 111 pp. 6.7 MB https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/27723/9781464811401. pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y This new report shows the global shortage of supply chain competence, proposes some reasons why and presents ideas to consider for … Continue reading

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Are American Surgical Residents Prepared for Humanitarian Deployment?: A Comparative Analysis of Resident and Humanitarian Case Logs

by Yihan Lin, James S. Dahm, Adam L. Kushner et al. World Journal of Surgery, pp. 1-8, First Online: 04 August 2017 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00268-017-4137-x Effective humanitarian surgeons require skills in general surgery, OB/GYN, orthopedics, and urology. With increasing specialization, it is … Continue reading

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Ranking 93 health interventions for low- and middle-income countries by cost-effectiveness

by Susan Horton, Hellen Gelband, Dean Jamison et al. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0182951 – Published: August 10, 2017 12 pp. 2.8 MB http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pone.0182951&type=printable Cost-effectiveness rankings of health interventions are useful inputs for national healthcare planning and budgeting. Previous comprehensive … Continue reading

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2017 World Population Data Sheet

With A Special Focus On Youth Population Reference Bureau, August 2017 22 pp.2.9 MB http://www.prb.org/pdf17/2017_World_Population.pdf The global population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050, up from 7.5 billion now, according to the 2017 World Population Data Sheet. The global population … Continue reading

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The extent of South African authored articles in predatory journals

by Johann Mouton and Astrid Valentine S Afr J Sci. 2017;113(7/8), Art. #2017-0010 9 pp. 299 kB http://www.sajs.co.za/system/tdf/publications/pdf/SAJS-113-7- 8_Mouton_ResearchArticle.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=35779&force= Predatory publishing poses a serious challenge to science in South Africa. If it continues to increase at the rate of growth … Continue reading

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Validation of verbal autopsy: determination of cause of deaths in Malaysia 2013

by Shubash Shander Ganapathy, Yi Yi Khoo, Mohd Omar Azahadi et al. BMC Public Health, 2017 17:653 – Published: 11 August 2017 8 pp. 442 kB https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12889-017-4668-y? site=bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com Mortality statistics by age, sex and cause are the foundation of basic … Continue reading

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Development Aid Alone Won’t Reduce Migration

by Bavo Stevens United Nations University, July 2017 Read online at: https://ourworld.unu.edu/en/development-aid-alone-wont-reduce-migration If policymakers take it for granted that development reduces migration, despite evidence on the contrary, they are unlikely to create policies that effectively manage the increase in migration. … Continue reading

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A landscape approach for disaster risk reduction in 7 steps

CARE Nederland (CARE – NL) and Wetlands International, July 2017 24 pp. 2.4 MB http://www.carenederland.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/CARE_WI-A-Landscape- Approach-for-DRR-in-7-Steps-1.pdf The use of a landscape approach, although not new, is gaining prominence as an approach to effectively reduce disaster risk, adapt to climate change … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease in Adults: Diagnosis and Management

NICE Guideline, No. 71 London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (UK); 2017 July 243 pp. 3.7 MB https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/n/niceng71/pdf/ This guideline covers diagnosing and managing Parkinson’s disease in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve care from … Continue reading

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Variation in quality of primary-care services in Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania

by Margaret E Kruk, Adanna Chukwuma, Godfrey Mbaruku et al. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 95(6), 389-480, 2017 11 pp. 592 kB http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/95/6/16-175869.pdf This study analysed factors affecting variations in the quality of antenatal and sick-child care in primary-care … Continue reading

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