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The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health: The Case of Schistosomiasis and Implication for Research

This newsletter discusses various issues of differing importance. The first article on page 6 is titled the Impact of Climate change on human health: the case of schistosomiasis. This article discusses several mechanisms by which climate change can…

Securing Borders: The Danger of Blurring Global Migration Governance and Health Security Agendas in Southern Africa

This paper explores the potential risks associated with the blurring of global migration governance and health security agendas in Southern Africa, a region associated with high levels of population mobility as well as communicable and, increasingly…

Community Health Insurance Scheme and its Challenges: CPED Experience

This policy brief is based on the findings of CPED in the concluded implementation research titled “Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) in Underserved Rural Areas of Nigeria” . The project which was supported by Think Tank Initiativ…

Infrastructure and PHC Services in Nigeria: The Case of Delta State

The emphasis of this policy brief is on the principle of accessibility. Accessibility emphasizes that health care services must be equally shared by all the people of the community irrespective of their race, creed or economic status. It shifts th…

Kericho County: Alternative Budget Memo on Sanitation 2018

The Budget Memo seeks to influence county government decisions and help civil society develop viable alternatives to government policy. This budget memo raises certain questions of budget transparency and prioritization of sanitation spending that…

Elgeyo Marakwat County: Alternative Budget Memo on Sanitation 2018

The budget memo seeks to influence county government decisions and help civil society develop viable alternatives to government policy. Equally, it provides a complementary avenue for deepening participatory budgeting given the legal basis for pu…

Public Spending Effectiveness and Distribution of Education and Health Services Benefits in Nigeria

A direct relationship should exists between consistency and compliance of Government Agencies with the development agenda a nation adopts, and the level of socio-economic development it attains for public spending to be effective. The level of socio…

Assessing Public Expenditure Governance of the Primary Health Care Programme in Uganda

The study set out to understand the differences in public expenditure governance practices and perceptions in the delivery of PHC, between the best performing and the poorly performing districts on the MoH district league table of FY 2016/17. Overal…

Compte Rendu de la Conférence: Développement Socio-Économique du Maroc: Soubassements d'un Nouveau Modèle Inclusif et Disruptif / Conference Proceedings: Socio-Economic Development of Morocco: Foundations for a New Inclusive and Disruptive Model

In order to inaugurate its conference series, titled: "Considering the new Morocco development model : the need for an integrated and participatory approach ", the Amadeus Institute organized the first conference debate on Wednesday, April 10, 201…

Better but not Good Enough? How Africans see the Delivery of Public Services

Africa has long been characterized as a continent of strong societies and weak states. This image suggests that, compared to an informal sector rich in networks of self-help, mutual aid, and private entrepreneurship, public sector institutions are i…

Cyclones add to Mozambique's Public Health Challenges / Ciclones aumentam os desafios de saúde pública em Moçambique

After two cyclones leaving death and devastation in their wake, Mozambique faces a post-disaster danger – cholera. While endemic to Mozambique, cholera infections skyrocketed after the recent storms, leading the Ministry of Health and international …

Analysis of the Technical Efficiency of Public Hospitals in Togo: A Non-Parametric Approach

Most health facilities in Togo are poorly equipped. Consequently, the rate of post-natal consultation remains low and varies between 9.5% and 39.4%. Barely half of all deliveries (47.1%) take place in health facilities. In this study, we analysed te…

A Call To Action: Sepsis is Africa’s Neglected Silent Killer

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition resulting from severe infection and is a leading cause of preventable death worldwide. With its high burden of infection, Africa is expected to bear a disproportionate proportion of global sepsis. The huge huma…

Déterminants de l'Adaptation des Ménages face à la Qualité Insalubre de l'eau de Boisson: Douala et Yaoundé au Cameroun

[English title translated: Determinants of the avoidance behaviour of households to cope with unsafe drinking water: case study of Douala and Yaounde in Cameroon]. Despite the effectiveness of home water treatment methods, it is worth noting that th…

Financing Indoor Residual Spraying for Malaria Prevention in Uganda: Options for Cost Minimization

Uganda is the second largest contributor of total malaria cases in East and Southern Africa. Domestically, the burden of malaria is enormous and persistent (high morbidity, mortality, and economic loss). Among other strategies, the government has …

Surviving Boko Haram: Why Children under Five Matter

There is a dearth of accurate health and mortality information coming out of those areas of Nigeria and Cameroon most affected by Boko Haram. This has led to gaps in understanding the full correlation between armed conflict and the health of childre…

Impacts Macroeconomiques des Maladies Non Transmissibles Liees au Tabac au Senegal / Macroeconomic Impacts of Non-Communicable Diseases Related to Tobacco in Senegal

Non-communicable diseases, for which tobacco is one of the main risk factors, is the world's leading cause of death. They contributed 68% of the 56 million deaths in 2012. These deaths are much more concentrated in low- and middle-income countries.…

Assessing Public Expenditure Governance in Uganda’s Health Sector: The case of Gulu, Kamuli, and Luweero Districts. Application of an Innovative Framework

"This research report is one of the policy analyses prepared by ACODE to assess the governance of public expenditure (hereafter, public expenditure governance or PEG) in Uganda’s health, road, education and agriculture sectors. The report is premis…

Picking up the pieces: Liberia’s peacebuilding efforts post-Ebola

"Liberia is at a critical juncture in terms of its ability to maintain its hard-won peace and ensure that its reconciliation and sustainable development efforts are not derailed. The West African country, with a population of 3.124 million,1 celebra…

Brain Drain and Regain: The Migration Behaviour of South African Medical Professionals

"Since the end of apartheid, South Africa has experienced a significant outflow of health professionals. The out-migration of health professionals from the country is part of a broader global trend of health professional migration from the Global So…

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