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Progress Towards Improved Quality of Life and Social Well-being for All Tanzanians

"The broad outcomes of MKUKUTA’s Cluster II are to improve the quality of life and social well-being of Tanzanians, and to reduce inequalities across geographic areas and between income, age, gender and other groups. Expanded access to, and deliv...

Equity Implications of Health Sector User Fees in Tanzania.Do we retain the user fee or do we set the user f(r)ee?

"Equity means that everyone should, in practice, and not just in theory, be able to access and use appropriate health services. Health services should not only be for the dominant population group. This implies equitable access and use, given that...

Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda Nakapiripirit District Council Score-Card Report 2009/2010

"This district report provides evidence-based policy options needed to improve the role of Nakapiripirit district local government council in the delivery of public services and the deepening of democracy and accountability in Uganda. By focusing ...

Community-Directed Intervention and Healthcare Provision in Nigeria

"Despite massive development of health technologies and commodities for ensuring good health, the health status of populations in African countries, including Nigeria, continue to deteriorate or at best remain stagnant. The community directed inte...

Getting to Zero: The Importance of the UNAIDS 2011–2015 HIV/AIDS Strategy for South Africa

"Despite the good news that the HIV/AIDS rate is declining through the efforts of various world AIDS campaigns, South Africa is still at the epicentre of the pandemic. Along with reaching the global commitments to achieve universal access to HIV p...

Overcoming Africa's Health Burden: Challenges and Prospects

"Africa shoulders the world’s burden of disease. It is the epicentre of the global resurgence of infectious epidemics and pandemics. Africans remain troubled by diseases like diarrhoea, measles, cholera and tuberculosis that have long been overcom...

Explaining the Health Status of Children in Sierra Leone: Parental Socioeconomic Status and Demand for Health Inputs

"In most developing countries, maternal and child health issues have received considerable attention in public health policies and pose formidable challenges. Several studies provide evidence of a strong relationship between socioeconomic factors...

Determinants of Child and Maternal Health Status and Demand for Health Care Services in Nigeria

" Key findings for this policy brief is:Improving mother’s educational status, reducing food prices and residing in the urban sector are important factors for improving demand for health input such as immunization. Demand for place of delivery wit...

Causes of Health Inequalities in Uganda: Evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys

"Despite sustained macroeconomic growth and impressive income poverty reduction in Uganda, the country’s total child nutrition status remains poor. More so, wide within country disparities in stunting and under weight rates exist across the countr...

HIV/AIDS Sero-prevalence and Socioeconomic Status: Evidence from Uganda.

"Although Uganda reported large reductions in HIV/AIDS prevalence during the 1990s, recent evidence suggests that country’s rate of new HIV infections is on the rise. This study explores the factors that are correlated with sexual behavior and the...

Better Nutrition for Children in Uganda: The Policy Makers Role

"Although Uganda has made tremendous progress in improving welfare outcomes in the past 20 years, some key welfare outcomes especially regarding nutritional status have performed dismally. For instance, the proportion of poor persons reduced from ...

Social Welfare and Demand for Health Care in the Urban Areas of Côte d'Ivoire

"This paper analyses the relationship between the demand for health care and that for health insurance by the population of Côte d’Ivoire. A Poisson model is used to estimate the demand for health care and a multinomial logit model for estimating ...

The Impact of HIV/AIDS at the Company Level in Botswana

"The purpose of the seminar was twofold. Firstly the Botswana Business Coalition on Aids hoped to sensitise a range of issues, concepts and current thinking in the region, on impacts, strategies and legal aspects of HIV/AIDS to a wide number of co...

Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour Towards HIV and AIDS of Vocational Trainees in Botswana

"The report contains findings of a consultancy on the Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour (KAB) of Students in the Vocational Training Sector. The main objectives of KAB study are to assess the level of knowledge about different aspects of HIV and ...

Health Challenges Threaten Gains in Universal Primary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

"In recent years, Sub-Saharan Africa has recorded strong progress in universal primary education for children. The population of school-age children has increased by 20 million and the size of the out-of-school child population has been reduced ...

Envisioning a Healthy Future Africa’s Shifting Burden of Disease

The highest prevalence of communicable diseases in the world occurs in Africa. In 2015, more than three times as many people died from AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. More than ten times as many people died from malaria as in the rest of the world co...

Reproductive Health Challenges : Issues and CPED's Experiences in Nigeria

The contents of this issue is as follows: "Perspectives on Reproductive health issues and challenges in Nigeria" which discusses the reproductive health status of the Nigerian adolescent, the general lack of sexual health information available to ...

Primary Health Care User's Perception of PHC Services in Delta State : Implications for Policy and Service Providers

The views in this policy brief is restricted to the perspectives of the users of primary health services. It mainly identifies various impediments in the delivery of primary health care services that may be important to the users but may appear t...

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 inform...

Enhancing the Distribution and Performance of Primary Health Care Work Force in Nigeria : The Case of Delta State

This policy brief is based on the views and actions of the stakeholders and policy recommendations they suggested to improve the health workforce in primary health care centres in different parts of the Delta State. The availability of the health ...

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