Worlds Apart by Arthur Erken, Raquel Fernández, Mercedes Mateo Diaz et al. United Nations Population Fund, 2017 140 pp. 6.8 MB http://www.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/sowp/downloads/UNFPA_PUB_2017_EN_SWOP.pdf Gender amplifies the social, racial and political inequalities that trap people in a cycle of poverty and marginalization, … Continue reading

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Alleviating the access abyss in palliative care and pain relief – an imperative of universal health coverage: the Lancet Commission report

by Felicia Marie Knaul, Paul E Farmer, Eric L Krakauer et al. on behalf of the Lancet Commission on Palliative Care and Pain Relief Study Group The Lancet – Published: October 13, 2017 64 pp. 6.1 MB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)32513-8.pdf This Lancet … Continue reading

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Social Innovation in Health: Case Studies and Lessons Learned from Low- and Middle-Income Countries

by van Niekerk L, Chater R, Naydenova E et al. World Health Organization on behalf of the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, 2017 77 pp. 3.7 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259187/5/9789241513098-LR-eng.pdf?ua=1 Social innovation in health: case studies and lessons … Continue reading

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The End of HESP-News Briefing and RSS Feed

Dear colleagues, 20 years ago “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit” (GTZ) made use of the upcoming electronic communication by starting a Newsletter called “Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) – News & Notes” mainly for Information exchange between headquarters and its … Continue reading

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Barefoot Guide 5: Mission Inclusion

Stories and Practices of building a world where all belong by The Fifth Barefoot Guide Writer’s Collective 154 pp. 22.5 MB http://www.barefootguide.org/uploads/1/1/1/6/111664/bfg-5-mission_inclusion-final.pdf Everyone agrees that inclusion is hard, that reaching the poorest and most marginalised is difficult. Many organisations, large … Continue reading

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Family Planning in the Context of Latin America’s Universal Health Coverage Agenda

by Thomas Fagan, Arin Dutta, James Rosen et al. Global Health: Science and Practice September 2017, 5(3):382-398 17 pp. 1.2 MB http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/5/3/382.full-text.pdf Latin American countries have expanded family planning along with universal health coverage (UHC). Leveraging UHC-oriented schemes to sustain … Continue reading

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Financial arrangements for health systems in low-income countries: an overview of systematic reviews

by Charles S Wiysonge, Elizabeth Paulsen, Simon Lewin et al. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 9 76 pp. 1.7 MB http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD011084.pub2/epdf Research based on sound systematic review methods has evaluated numerous financial arrangements relevant to low-income countries, targeting … Continue reading

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Together on the road to universal health coverage: A call to action

World Health Organization 2017 38 pp. 5.8 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258962/1/WHO-HIS-HGF-17.1-eng.pdf?ua=1 Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is central to achieving better health and well-being for all people at all ages. It delivers disease prevention, health promotion, and treatment for communicable and noncommunicable diseases … Continue reading

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Examining levels, distribution and correlates of health insurance coverage in Kenya

by Jacob S. Kazungu and Edwine W. Barasa Tropical Medicine and International Health, Vol. 22, No 9, pp 1175–1185, September 2017 11 pp. 215 kB http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tmi.12912/epdf Health insurance coverage in Kenya remains low and is characterised by significant inequality. In … Continue reading

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Targeting of Social Transfers: Are India’s Elderly Poor Left Behind?

by Viola Asri ADBI Working Paper Series No, 779, September 2017 31 pp. 613 kB https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/364566/adbi-wp779.pdf Whether social transfers should be targeted or universal is an unsolved debate that is particularly relevant for the implementation of social protection schemes in … Continue reading

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