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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 th…

Indigenous Knowledge in Ethnoveterinary Medicine in Southwest Uganda

"In a broad perspective, this study aimed at documenting ethnoveterinary knowledge and practices among the Kazo pastoral community of Uganda. More specifically, it focused on collecting and identifying the medicinal plant voucher specimens used by t…

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…

Empowering Lay Community-based Health Workers- Improving Primary Health Care Service Delivery in Delta State: How? And What Works?

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

Achieving Community Participation in Primary Health Care Service Delivery: What Should We Do?

An action strategy is proposed in this policy brief for engaging communities in the promotion of primary health care services in rural communities of Delta State. The term 'community participation' is commonly understood as the collective involvemen…

COVID-19 has spurred knowledge production in Africa – but to what end?

Momentous occurrences such as the COVID-19 pandemic often create tremendous opportunities for major paradigm shifts in policies and approaches toward improving the management of political and social affairs. These events could potentially ignite inn…

COVID-19 as an opportunity for African knowledge production

Lockdown has become a metaphor for all forms of state-sanctioned and self-imposed restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. While lockdowns have been highly disruptive, the internet has also served as an opening for an alternative sphere where semb…

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