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Sustainable Resource Mobilisation to Strengthen Global Healthcare Interventions

Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) ordinarily experience protracted epidemiological transitions – the dual burden of infection and chronic noncommunicable disease (NCD). The COVID-19 pandemic has left LMICs with a triple burden: pre-existent N…

Cost Benefit Analysis of Improving Neonatal and Maternal Health Outcomes in Malawi - Technical Report

Malawi has been one of the few low-income countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) for child survival. The country is rightly considered a global success story in this area, given its wealth and resource constraints. Malawi has red…

The Day After Tomorrow: Africa's Battle with COVID-19 and the Road Ahead

The COVID-19 pandemic has been widely described as unforeseen, and a “black-swan event”. It is, however, nothing of the kind. Scientists had long warned the world about the eventuality of such a pandemic. It is therefore nothing short of a failure o…

The Implication of Teenage Pregnancies in Eswatini: A Trend and Spatial Analysis

This study assesses the extent of teenage pregnancy in Eswatini with a focus on public schools in the constituencies and region. In addition, the study examines which regions are affected by teenage pregnancies and adopts a Generalised Ordered Logit…

Effects of Maternal Immunization on Birth Weight in Rural Cameroon

This study investigated the effects of tetanus immunization on birth weight in rural Cameroon. Specifically, the study sought to: examine the determinants of mother’s immunization in Cameroon; assess the impact of mother tetanus immunization on chil…

Cost-benefit Analysis of Providing HIV Prevention and Treatment Services to Female Sex Workers in Malawi

Malawi has made significant progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS. 90% of those living with HIV know their status and have been initiated on ART and 95% of pregnant women are screened for infection. Despite these notable successes, stemming new…

Nutrition Knowledge and Women's Empowerment Improve Child Nutrition Outcomes in Rural Ethiopia

Ending malnutrition in its various forms is a key policy challenge for national and international development efforts. The long-standing approach to ending malnutrition in poor countries has had its focus primarily on improving the availability and …

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Interventions to Reduce the Incidence of Stunting in Malawi - Technical Report

There remains a high level of stunting among children in Malawi – 37% in 2016, although this has declined from 47% in 2010. Despite the improvements, this puts Malawi at the top end of the average range for Africa. The primary cause of stunting is c…

Investing in Human Capital Development

In line with the shift from Sector Based Budgeting to Programme Based Budgeting, the Human Capital Development programme is a new programme that covers sectors of Water and Environment Sector, Education, Health, and Social Development. This brief th…

Investing in Health

Due to the shift from Sector Based to Programme Based Budgeting, the health sector lies under the Human Capital Development programme. The brief therefore assesses the contribution of the health sector to the new HCD programmes as articulated in the…

The Implementation of Direct Health Facility Financing (DHFF): Prospects and Challenges

This policy brief summarizes findings from a field study that analyzed the prospects and challenges of implementing DHFF intervention. This qualitative study was conducted in four regions, namely Dodoma, Singida, Mwanza, and Tabora, covering one LGA…

Capacity Imperatives of Pandemic Responses: Building Resilient Health Systems and Ensuring Socio-economic Transformation in Africa

This study examines the capacity challenges experienced by African countries in their responses to the COVID-19 pan¬demic and proposes priority capacity development actions aimed at building resilient health systems and supporting socio-economic tra…

Capacity Imperatives of Pandemic Responses: Building Resilient Health Systems and Ensuring Socio-economic Transformation in Africa - Policy Brief

This Policy Brief provides insights from the African Capacity Building Foundation-Islamic Development Bank (ACBF-IsDB) technical study, “Capacity Imperatives of Pandemic Responses: Building Resilient Health Systems and Ensuring Socio-Economic Transf…

Financing for Education and Health in Lesotho: Proposals for Sustainable Alternative Mechanisms

The trend of private investment in social services delivery has made an intrinsic mark on how African governments allocate resources to finance sectors such as education, health, public services and social protection. In Lesotho it has led to an inc…

Privatisation of Health and Education Services In Lesotho

Privatization is the process of expanding the sphere of the market through a host of regulations that create an enabling environment for free enterprise to operate as a strategy for sustainable economic development in areas that have traditionally b…

State and Future of CSOs in Southern Africa - Changing Landscape

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the environment in which institutions operate and has forced them to redefine their modus operandi for them to continue with their mandate. The measures adopted by countries world-wide to curb the spread of the dise…

Privatisation of Health and Education Services in Zimbabwe

The privatisation of education and health services in Southern Africa is taking place at a rapid pace. Private actors are taking over the role of governments in providing these two indispensable services. Non-state provision (NSP) of education and h…

Privatisation of Health and Education Services in Malawi

The privatisation of education and health services in Southern Africa, Malawi included has been on a rising trend. Private actors have been assuming the role of governments in providing these two essential services. Non-state provision of education …

COVID-19: Are We Asking the Right Questions about ... Reopening Schools?

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on education systems around the world. It represents what the World Bank calls “the largest simultaneous shock to all education systems in our lifetimes”. The latest figures show that nearly 1.2 billi…

Farm Production Diversity: Is it Important for Food Security, Dietary Diversity and Nutrition? Panel Data Evidence from Uganda

Improved food security (quantities of food available to households for consumption) and nutrition security (quality of food available to households) remain global problems. Yet, food and nutrition security are areas of strategic importance with rega…

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