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Asia in the ageing century: part III – healthcare
ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, 2013
This is the third research brief in a three-part series that looks at Asia in the ageing century, with a particular focus on the countries of East and South-East Asia. Highlights include: as Asian societies becom...
Purchasing arrangements with the private sector to provide primary health care in underserved areas
Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 2014
Most countries in Asia and the Pacific are characterized by mixed health systems, that is, centrally planned public health services that operate side by side with private markets, and the private sector is used abundantly in some...
Direct funding of health facilities: findings from an evaluation of the Health Sector Services Fund in Kenya
E Waweru; S. Molyneux; C. Goodman; B. Tsofa 2014
The Health Sector Services Fund (HSSF) is an innovative scheme that provides funds directly to primary health facilities. It was established in 2010 by the Government of Kenya with the aim of increasing resources at peripheral&nb...
Reimagining mobile in South Africa: Lessons from year one
2014
This report explores the programmatic processes, successes and lessons learned by Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action South Africa (MAMA SA), an innovative public-private partnership that delivers vital health information to...
Private sector, for-profit health providers in low and middle income countries: can they reach the poor at scale?
E. Tung; S. Bennett / Globalization and Health, 2014
The bottom of the pyramid concept suggests that profit can be made in providing goods and services to poor people, when high volume is combined with low margins. To-date there has been very limited empirical evidence from the health s...
South Africa's National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP): case study
K. Rendall-Mkosi; F. Wenhold; N.B. Sibanda / Home Grown School Feeding, 2013
The National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) in South Africa is a large government sponsored programme reaching over 8 million learners in primary and secondary schools. The emphasis of the programme is on the provision of the daily...
Perceptions of health stakeholders on task shifting and motivation of community health workers in different socio demographic contexts in Kenya (nomadic, peri-urban and rural agrarian)
B.M. Ochieng 2014
The shortage of health professionals in low income countries is recognized as a crisis. Community health workers are part of a “task-shift” strategy to address this crisis. Task shifting in this paper refers to the delegat...
Task-shifting and prioritisation: a situational analysis examining the role and experiences of community health workers in Malawi
S. Smith / Human Resources for Health, 2014
As low- and middle-income countries face continued shortages of human resources for health and the double burden of infectious and chronic diseases, there is renewed international interest in the potential for community health workers...
Supervising community health workers in low-income countries – a review of impact and implementation issues
Z. Hill 2014
Community health workers (CHWs) are an increasingly important component of health systems and programs. Despite the recognised role of supervision in ensuring CHWs are effective, supervision is often weak and under-supported. Little i...
The state of the world’s midwifery 2014: A universal pathway - a woman’s right to health
United Nations Population Fund, 2014
This report presents findings on midwifery from 73 low and middle- income countries. The report, produced by UNFPA, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the World Health Organization (WHO) and several other par...
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A scientific diagram of the circulatory system, painted on a wall in Dubangat Momicha government-run secondary school, in Ethiopia. The mural indicates the main arteries and veins of the heart.

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