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High Poverty Levels in the Face of Sustainable Economic Growth in Zambia

The highlights of this report are mainly as follows: Unprecedented growth was recorded in Zambia for more than a decade after recording an average growth rate of 7.2 % per annum. Growth over this period was achieved by a combination of factors which…

Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Brokerage for Policy Making on Health Care in Nigeria: The Example of the Primary Health Care Project in Delta State

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

Accelerating Fertility Decline in Zambia Opening the Window of Opportunity for the Demographic Dividend

Over the past three decades, Zambia’s fertility has declined slowly in the context of steady decline in child mortality. Consequently, 45% of the population is under 15 years of age, which has resulted in a high child dependency burden. The populati…

The Impact of Infrastructure on Economic Growth in Botswana

This paper determined how infrastructure stock impacts long-term economic growth in Botswana using the ARDL framework. The infrastructure variables considered in the study are the number of health facilities (proxy for healthcare infrastructure), nu…

Leasing of Medical Equipment Project in Kenya: Value for Money Assessment

The MES as an emerging health financing option is a timely and indeed noble project for scaling up specialized health infrastructure, especially on the face of government fiscal constraints. The expectation was that this project would go a long way…

8 Facts on the Medical Equipment Leasing Project in Kenya

The country has recently experienced a rise in cases of non-communicable diseases as well as cases of injuries from traffic accidents. This coupled with inadequate medical personnel and low specialized health infrastructure owing to the reality of f…

Testing the Health Systems in Africa

It is still too early to assess the extent of the Coronavirus pandemic in Africa, but everything seems to suggest that it will have a major impact on already vulnerable health systems – from prevention to the management of patients. Various forms of…

State Reconstruction in Zimbabwe

The meeting explored some of the most important challenges currently facing state reconstruction efforts in Zimbabwe, and considered strategies to accelerate the process. It also developed concrete recommendations to complement initiatives led by th…

Analyse de l’Evolution des dépenses de Santé de l’Etat Togolais de 2009 - 2013 / Analysis of the Development of Health Expenditure in the Togolese State from 2009 - 2013

In developing countries, where income levels remains precarious, the resources granted by the state to the health sector, remain decisive for the well-being of the populations. In Togo, although efforts have recently been made to improve the manag…

Investir sur le capital humain: Education et Santé / Investing in Human Capital: Education and Health

Development strategies and policies have always sought to identify the key variable to accelerate wealth creation and thus raise the well being of populations. The focus has been put on the accumulation of physical capital, labor, natural resources…

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