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Health and Health Care in Malawi: Access and Choices

This book consists of papers presented at a workshop in Malawi. The first paper “Making therapeutic choices in African Societies” explores the different factors that determine therapy choice in African societies. In African societies, a range of the…

ARV Community Knowledge, Awareness, Accessibility and the Policy Environment: A Compendium Report of Tanzania, Mozambique and Burkina Faso

This report studied accessibility to AIDS care and treatment services in Tanzania, Mozambique and Burkina Faso. The focus of the study was to determine peoples' knowledge and awareness of ARV treatment, as well as the accessibility and use of ARV in…

Integrity in the Public Health Sector Service Delivery in Busia County

"The findings, highlighted in this report may serve as a basis for an action plan to improve service delivery in the county’s public health sector. The study will provide a foundation for empowering the citizens to increasingly demand for better ser…

Africa in 2030: Responsive States, Empowered Citizens Findings from Citizen-Driven Workshops on the Post-2015 Framework held in 13 African Countries

The 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws ever closer. A range of stakeholders are mobilising to formulate their successor. Should the post-2015 framework build upon the MDGs, correct their failings and genuinely confront…

Walking the Talk in the Workplace Strengthening and Scaling Up Sustainable Internal HIV and AIDS Responses for CSO Workplaces in Uganda

There is a necessity to bridge the gaps in knowledge on stigma awareness between managers and their staff. Managers should endeavour to discuss issues of HIV and AIDS with their staff on a regular basis in order to get such feedback. This can be ac…

The Right to Health Care in the Specific Context of Access to HIV/ AIDS Medicines: What can South Africa and Uganda Learn from each other?

Many African countries, either exclude socio-economic rights from their constitutions or include them in the Preamble or the section on Directive Principles of State Policy. The South African Constitution is well known for its inclusion of this cat…

Promotion of Public Health Care Using African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and and Implications for IPRs: Experiences From Southern and Eastern Africa

"The challenge for African policy makers and researchers is to create the right environment for more research on the role of IKS in promoting public health care issues and sustainable development. They should take advantage of the forces of globali…

Governance Challenges in Primary Health Care Delivery in Delta State, Nigeria: An Assessment of Community Participation

This paper emphasize the role of community participation, which is one of the domains of governance in primary health care delivery. However, because of their cross-cutting nature, some components of other principles are embedded in the principle of…

Perspectives on Primary Health Care in Nigeria: Past, Present and Future

This paper have analyzed the existence of PHCs in the enhancement of health care delivery in Nigeria over the last four decades. The study, specifically examined the evolution and the structure of the Primary Health Care delivery system in Nigeria.…

Assessment of Possible Intellectual Property Protection Options of Traditional Knowledge Systems in Ethiopia: Special Reference in Herbal Medicine for Livestock

"This research was initiated to exploit traditional knowledge on traditional herbal medicine with special reference to livestock. Healing with Ethiopian traditional medicine is not only concerned with curing of diseases but also with the protection…

Towards Influencing National Legislation, Policies, Strategies and Programmes for Appropriate Protection and Benefit-Sharing of Traditional Knowledge (TK) with Traditional Herbalists in Uganda

"Today, the importance of Traditional Knowledge (TK) in Uganda cannot be overemphasized given the country’s widespread cultural wealth in knowledge, creativity and innovation. To-date however, there are no established laws, policies or programmes in…

Empowering Lay Community-based Health Workers- Improving Primary Health Care Service Delivery in Delta State: How? And What Works?

The objective of the research programme is to contribute to a body of evidence on the strengthening of the health system in Nigeria that can influence the development, modification and implementation of policies on equitable access to health care …

Shortage in Health Workforce: Experiences of Primary Health Care Service Providers in Delta State Recommendations for Improvement

This policy brief outlines some of the actions that should be taken to enhance the health workforce in primary health centres located in rural areas of Delta State for the attention of the Delta State government and other providers of primary health…

Achieving Community Participation in Primary Health Care Service Delivery: What Should We Do?

An action strategy is proposed in this policy brief for engaging communities in the promotion of primary health care services in rural communities of Delta State. The term 'community participation' is commonly understood as the collective involvemen…

Ensuring the Availability and Access to Essential Drugs in Primary Health Care Facilities in Delta State: Challenges and Way Forward

Some of the key challenges of primary health care delivery, especially in isolated rural areas, is the provision of equitable access to essential medical products, vaccines and technologies of assured quality, safety, efficacy and cost-effectivenes…

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Care Situation in Delta State: Key Challenges and Recommendations for Improvement

On the basis of the findings outlined in the document, there is an urgent need in Delta State to strengthen the delivery of maternal and child health care through innovative community-based approach. In this context, actionable policy strategies ar…

Internal Migration and the Development of the Niger Delta Region : Policy Issues

Emanating from the experiences outlined in this document, the major policy challenge for the Niger Delta Region, is to ensure the provision of basic health care services in all communities and promote the utilisation of the services. This would cont…

Access to Family Planning Services in Rural Tanzania

The study concluded that family planning services are generally available. However, the range of options available to users at the primary healthcare level tends to be limited, which limits the ability of users to switch methods. The proper manageme…

Stakeholders Reactions to the Findings of Primary Health Care Study in Delta State

This research programme has a general objective to contribute to a body of evidence on the strengthening of the health system in Nigeria. This can influence the development, modification and implementation of policies on equitable access to health c…

Key Findings of the Primary Health Care Study in Delta State, Nigeria

Data for the Primary Health Care (PHC) study in Delta State was collected from public and private PHC facilities in nine Local Government Areas (LGAs) selected from the three senatorial zones in the state. This study was designed to provide informat…

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