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Why Strategic Foresight Matters for Africa

Africa has experienced great transition and change over the past five decades. Many positive developments are taking shape on the continent. Overall, human development is improving, conflict has declined and sustained economic growth presents gen...

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...

Poverty and Human Development Report 2005

"The first chapter provides recently available data about the status and trends in indicators of poverty in its many dimensions. Indicators from the PRS of income and non-income poverty are included for continuity of the trend analysis. The statu...

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...

Is it Time for African Countries to Harmonise their Intellectual Property Management and Development –Reference to TRIPS Agreement?

"Africa’s continued dependency on foreign medicines and intellectual property (IP) is increasingly becoming a serious concern. This is compounded by an upsurge in drug resisting diseases like N1H1 and Tuberculosis that have been witnessed in the p...

The World Bank AIDS scenario for South Africa: A perspective for business

"The report is based on a theoretical model which was 'calibrated' to South Africa and then used to produce several scenarios of the impact of AIDS on this country. The key concept in the Bank's model is human capital, ie, society’s stock of kno...

Conceptual and Methodological Issues in the Construction of Reproductive Health Accounts in Africa

"This paper provides a detailed review of the literature of Health Accounts, including National Health Accounts and its satellite accounts on HIV/AIDS; Immunization and RH; as well issues of concepts and definition relating to Reproductive Health;...

Macroeconomic Approaches to Identifying the Effects of Health on Output, Growth and Poverty

"The research project as a whole is focused on causal relationships running from health to productivity and poverty reduction with the aim of informing health policy. This framework paper deals with research possibilities in the field of macroecon...

Analysis of Health Care Utilization in Côte d'Ivoire

"Health constitutes a sufficiently solid entrance to reduce poverty and promote economic growth. Yet, in most African countries and particularly in Côte d’Ivoire, the populations’ state of health has seen a real deterioration over the last decade....

SUN: A Global Movement to Accelerate Progress in Reducing Maternal and Child Undernutrition

"As the 2015 deadline for meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)approaches, the poor countries of the world have already made considerable progress toward reducing maternal and child undernutrition. From 1990 to 2008, the prevalence of s...

Health Systems as a Neglected Developmental Pillar: The Case of Ebola in West Africa

This paper mainly highlights how health is compromised in Africa. It seeks to question and analyse the predicaments faced by a number of African countries, particularly the western region as a result of the crisis caused by the Ebola epidemic. It ...

Drivers of Progress in Increasing Contraceptive Use in sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Eastern and Southern Africa

"This policy brief documents the policy and program drivers that have propelled the impeccable progress in increasing or stalling contraceptive use in these five countries. Lessons from these countries can galvanize commitment to FP and propel sim...

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