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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 prima…

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 pre…

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 overcome …

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 s…

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 with …

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 country.…

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 r…

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 56…

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 deliver…

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 s…

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 on…

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 interv…

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 ru…

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 places…

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 terti…

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 addre…

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 assista…

Thèse du Catastrophisme du COVID-19 en Afrique: Ressentiment des Africains ou Réalité ? / Thesis on the COVID-19 Disaster in Africa: African Resentment or Reality?

Since its emergence in Egypt in February 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has spread to almost all African countries. With about 85% of countries affected, this pandemic has passed the threat stage and has become a sad reality. But, contrary to the "thes…

Establishing a Risk Profile of Socio-economic Vulnerability in South Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic using GGA Survey data (2017-2019)

To assist with the emergency response to COVID-19, Good Governance Africa (GGA) has compiled a socio-economic profile of vulnerability of the average South African citizen encountered in our work, based on aggregated data from research that we have …

Africa is Preparing for the Worst against Coronavirus

While the world has been facing one of the most serious health crises of the century in recent months, Africa seems to have been spared so far. The African countries have announced only very few cases, about ten for some and none for others. However…

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