Category Archives: Other Publications

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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Humanitarian Surge

Learning from the Transforming Surge Capacity Project 2015-2018 by Alessandra Tranquilli, Chaudhry Inayatullah, Pamela Grafilo et al. Transforming Surge Capacity Project Management Unit, 2018 70 pp. 7.4 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/CHS_Future_Humanitarian_Sur ge.pdf In 2015 the Start Network launched a three-year Transforming Surge … Continue reading

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Hidden Chains: Rights Abuses and Forced Labor in Thailand’s Fishing Industry

by Human Rights Watch, 2018 148 pp. 28.8 MB https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/thailand0118_report_web.pdf Despite several years of highly publicized efforts to address problems in the Thai fishing industry, the Thai government has not taken the steps necessary to end forced labor and other … Continue reading

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Suffering in Silence: The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2017

CARE International, 2017 20 pp. 8.9 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Suffering_In_Silence_WEB.pdf The report found that the humanitarian situation in North Korea received the least media attention globally. While much media focus has been on nuclear brinkmanship, the humanitarian situation has been overlooked. Other … Continue reading

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Global Humanitarian Overview 2018

A Consolidated Appeal to Support People Affected by Disaster and Conflict United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) 56 pp. 9.6 MB https://www.unocha.org/sites/unocha/files/GHO2018.PDF The Global Humanitarian Overview is the most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of world … Continue reading

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The Global Risks Report 2018

13th Edition by Aengus Collins World Economic Forum, 2018 80 pp. 8.3 MB http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GRR18_Report.pdf Environmental concerns climbed higher on the list of top risks outlined by business and political leaders surveyed ahead of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting … Continue reading

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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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