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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Building Civil Society Capacity for Advocacy on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Nigeria: Lessons and Policy Issues

The project's overall purpose is to empower and strengthen the capacity of local civil society organisations and youth organisations to play key roles in policy dialogues on sexual and reproductive health and rights; and to enhance their particip...

Universal Health Coverage in Uganda: The Critical Health Infrastructure, Healthcare coverage and equity

This study aims to analyse the status of the critical health infrastructure which is needed to attain sustained progress towards UHC, and to review Uganda’s progress towards UHC. Some of the recent studies that have assessed UHC in Uganda have pri...

Primary Health Care as an Instrument for the Attainment of Universal Health Care in Nigeria

There is a desperate and urgent need to improve health and health indicators in Nigeria. A focus on the development of healthcare delivery system that incorporates primary health care strategies having symbiotic relationship with secondary and ter...

HIV/AIDS and Militaries in Africa

A range of military experts, civil society representatives, academics and policymakers from 28 African governments, Regional Economic Communities, the African Union and the United Nations contributed to the findings covered in this report. It add...

Illness and Choice of Treatment in Urban and Rural Ethiopia

Using large data set from a nationally representative sample of households and discrete choice models, we examine the effect of access to roads, transport and liquidity on seeking treatment for illness and health care provider choice in urban and ...

Socioeconomic factors affecting Childhood Mortality in Ethiopia: An Instrumental Variable Approach

The main causes of death in most early childhood mortality are diseases which are preventable and curable. This is the reason why childhood mortality is treated as a development issue rather than a simple health problem. Ethiopia is among the plac...

On Ownership, Trust and Decentralisation in Responding to Ebola in Sierra Leone

In this interview with Jamie Hitchen, policy researcher at Africa Research Institute, Sisay reflects on Sierra Leone’s handling of the emergency. At the outset, citizens’ lack of trust in the government and poor coordination of international assis...

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 s...

Ebola: Impact and Lessons for West Africa

The Mano river basin has now become the epicentre of West Africa’s Ebola pandemic. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the countries worst hit by the virus that has claimed the lives of more than 5000 people. Other countries with Ebola cases are ...

Fighting Ebola: A Strategy for Action

Despite overall sustained increases in income levels over the last decade, African populations continue to suffer under the heavy burden of disease. Three major diseases: Malaria, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis are among those responsible for the healt...

Nutrition Policies in Developing Countries: Challenges and Highlights

Malnutrition remains one of the major obstacles to human well-being and economic prosperity in developing countries.There are strong normative and instrumental reasons related to human and economic development to address the burden of malnutrition...

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