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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...

Health and Health Care in Malawi: Access and Choices

This book consists of papers presented at a workshop in Malawi. The first paper “Making therapeutic choices in African Societies” explores the different factors that determine therapy choice in African societies. In African societies, a range of t...

Genetically Modified Crops in Africa: Economic and Policy Lessons from Countries South of the Sahara

"This book is an attempt to move the discussion away from polarized positions. It aims to contribute to a rational debate on the actual benefits, costs, and risks of existing and future GE crops and technologies for Africa. To accomplish this goal...

Technology Shaping and Technology Policy From Workshop Highlights

The role of society in shaping technological development is key to sound technology policies. This was the message emerging from a workshop “Understanding technology shaping, policy and research in development” that was held in Nairobi. It was a ...

2015 Nutrition Country Profile: Tunisia

The individual country profile for Tunisia capture the status and progress of all UN Member States, and the 80+ indicators include a wealth of information on child, adolescent and adult anthropometry and nutritional status, in addition to interven...

2015 Nutrition Country Profile: Morocco

The individual country profile for Morocco captures the status and progress of this UN Member State, and the 80+ indicators include a wealth of information on child, adolescent and adult anthropometry and nutritional status, in addition to interve...

2015 Nutrition Country Profile: Egypt

The individual country profile for Egypt captures the status and progress of this UN Member State, and the 80+ indicators include a wealth of information on child, adolescent and adult anthropometry and nutritional status, in addition to intervent...

2015 Nutrition Country Profile: Libya

The individual country profile for Libya captures the status and progress of this UN Member State, and the 80+ indicators include a wealth of information on child, adolescent and adult anthropometry and nutritional status, in addition to intervent...

2015 Nutrition Country Profile: Algeria

The individual country profile for Algeria captures the status and progress of this UN Member State, and the 80+ indicators include a wealth of information on child, adolescent and adult anthropometry and nutritional status, in addition to interve...

SECURE Health News, Issue 2, Feb - July 2015

SECURE Health draws attention to research non-use at a Health Scientific Conference in Kenya. It talks of evidence-informed policymaking training for technocrats in the ministries of health and parliaments in Kenya and Malawi. Other topics discuss...

Improving the implementation of the free-of-charge maternity services programme in Kenya

"The Ministry of Health (MoH) through the Division of Health Research & Development under the SECURE Health programme organised a Science Policy Café that was held on February 12, 2015 to provide a platform where key stakeholders, including policy...

Report of the Baseline Survey on the Context and Status of Research Use in Policy Formulation at the Ministry of Health in Kenya

This study makes a number of recommendations that, if adopted, could strengthen institutional and individual capacity for increased demand and use of research evidence in Kenya’s health sector. At the individual level, there is a need for capaci...

Africa on the Move! The Role of Political Will and Commitment in Improving Access to Family Planning in Africa

"Despite commitments to the program of action for the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and MDG 5 (focused on maternal and reproductive health), little progress has been made in improving access to family planning ...

AFIDEP News Issue No 3

This newsletter covers a number of topics. In ‘How evidence-based is evidence-informed policy making?’ the aim of the conference was to go beyond theory and create a platform where practical experiences and lessons in applying evidence in decision...

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 car...

Shortage in Health Workforce: Experiences of Primary Health Care Service Providers in Delta State Recommendations for Improvement

This policy brief outlines some of the actions that should be taken to enhance the health workforce in primary health centres located in rural areas of Delta State for the attention of the Delta State government and other providers of primary heal...

Food Environments, Health and Nutrition in South Africa Mapping the Research and Policy Terrain

"The aim of this paper was to review existing research and policies related to food environments so as to identify research gaps towards a research agenda for the new Centre of Excellence in Food Security. Food environments influence food choices ...

Systematic Review of Literature on 'Informal Economy' and 'Food Security' South Africa 2009 - 2014

"Despite the importance of the informal food economy in fulfilling the daily and weekly food needs of a large proportion of South Africa’s low-income population, it appears little research exists on the exact nature of the relationship between the...

Preventing Preventable Cervical Cancer in Kenya

"Cervical cancer is a prevalent yet preventable cause of death among Kenyan women. Lack of viable vaccination, screening and treatment options, combined with a high incidence of risk are the main causal factors. Subsidized vaccination programs an...

Ecohealth Research in Practice: Innovative Applications of an Ecosystem Approach to Health

"This book is about doing innovative research to achieve sustainable and equitable change in people’s health and well-being through improved interactions with the environment. It presents experiences from the field of ecosystem approaches to he...

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