Category Archives: Other Publications

2017 Africa Report on Internal Displacement

by Bina Desai, Sorcha O’Callaghan, Chloe Sydney et al. Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), December 2017 56 pp. 16.4 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/20171206-Africa-report-2017- web.pdf As the world focuses its attention on preventing irregular migration and protecting … Continue reading

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Bulletin of WHO Vol. 95, No. 12, December 2017

In this month’s Bulletin: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/95/12/en/ Options for financing pandemic preparedness Research priorities from guideline development Restricting the use of sunbeds to prevent skin cancer Interview: making medicines more widely available Zika virus in semen of travellers returning to Belgium Access … Continue reading

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Resource curse or fair benefit: Protecting health in the extractive sector in east and southern Africa

EQUINET, TARSC, SATUCC, SADC CNGO, Harare, 2017 4 pp. 526 kB http://www.equinetafrica.org/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/EQ%20EI%20civil %20society%20brief%202017.pdf The extractive (or mining) sector is a major economic actor in east and southern Africa. The mineral resources extracted are sought after globally, and how the sector … Continue reading

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The Business Case: A study of private sector engagement in humanitarian action

by Andy Andrea, Corin Morcom, Eric Berseth et al. UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), November 2017 70 pp. 2.7 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/PSS-BusinessCase-FINAL.pdf The private sector is a fundamental component of local communities affected by humanitarian crises, and … Continue reading

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Annual Disaster Statistical Review 2016: The numbers and trends

by Debarati Guha-Sapir, Philippe Hoyois, Pascaline Wallemacq et al. Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), Institute of Health and Society (IRSS), 2017 91 pp. 6.8 MB http://emdat.be/sites/default/files/adsr_2016.pdf In 2016, 342 disasters triggered by natural hazards were registered, … Continue reading

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Surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis

Australian Prescriber, Early Release: 14 November 2017 5 pp. 161 kB https://cdn2.scrvt.com/08ab3606b0b7a8ea53fd0b40b1c44f86/92cb7693b4ffee7e/4c660 7292eea/ER-surgical-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-141117.pdf Surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis is the most common indication for antimicrobial use in Australian hospitals. However, it is associated with high rates of inappropriate use. Effective use of … Continue reading

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Pathways to high and low performance: factors differentiating primary care facilities under performance-based financing in Nigeria

by Shunsuke Mabuchi, Temilade Sesan, Sara C Bennett Health Policy and Planning, Published: 25 October 2017 18 pp. 3.2 MB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article- pdf/doi/10.1093/heapol/czx146/21382970/czx146.pdf This study investigated health facilities under the pilot performance-based financing (PBF) scheme in Nigeria, and aimed to understand … Continue reading

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Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume I

Climate Science Special Report by D.J. Wuebbles, D.W. Fahey, K.A. Hibbard et al. U.S. Global Change Research Program Executive Summary (36 pp. 17.7 MB https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_PRINT_Executive_Summary.pdf Full Report (477 pp. 27.8 MB https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf New observations and new research have increased our … Continue reading

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5th Global Mental Health Summit

8-9 February 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa The Global Mental Health Summit is a biennial conclave of people from across the globe who are passionate about mental health, who come together to share experiences and innovations, discuss the needs and upscaling … Continue reading

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Rural Africa in motion: Dynamics and drivers of migration South of the Sahara

by S. Mercandalli & B. Losch, eds. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), 2017 60 pp. 28.2 MB http://www.fao.org/3/a-i7951e.pdf The idea of this Atlas, … Continue reading

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