Archive for 10/2013

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Antenatal care in India: what’s missing?

By Sanghita Bhattacharyya

From conception through to birth, a child’s health is very closely linked to its mother’s. The pre-delivery phase is a particularly important stage in the continuum of care. Good information and care during the antenatal period links the pregnant woman with the formal health…

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What can we learn from trans fat policies in the Americas?

By Modi Mwatsama

In May 2013, the World Health Assembly adopted the Omnibus Resolution on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This landmark publication includes the global NCD action plan, goals and monitoring framework. It follows 20 months of negotiations by governments and global stakeholders after the United Nations High Level Meeting…

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Addressing the burden of injury in LMICs

By Richard Matzopoulos

There is no question that injuries impose a substantial health burden on low- and middle-income countries. It is also true that they receive much less attention than a plethora of competing conditions that affect these same countries, which in turn compromises our ability to prioritise, devise…

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Contemplating capacity development for health policy and systems research

By Marsha Orgill

Is there enough individual as well as organisational capacity to help develop the field of health policy and systems research and analysis (HPSR+A) in Africa?

To begin to address this question, the Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA) set out to explore…

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