Category: Health and International Development

  • African Recovery - Special Edition on AIDS 2004
    • This special reprint edition of Africa Recovery documents some of the key developments in Africa’s struggle against the disease, and highlights the efforts of Africans and their international partners to turn back the tide. The articles include an analysis of the role of men in prevention, a look at efforts to reduce HIV transmission in the military, and the terrible combination of famine and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa.
  • African Renewal
    • A website offering information on the AIDS situation in Africa, it's current status, and prevention techniqes and information.
  • Alcohol Companies Target the Poor
    • Billboards (large public advertisements) and posters that promote alcohol surround poor communities around the world. Governments are often unwilling or unable to prevent this or to control what these advertisements say. This article examines why that is and how this advertising can be prevented.
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organization - International Journal of Public Health
    • The Bulletin is the flagship periodical of the World Health Organization and has been published continuously since 1947. This peer-reviewd monthly is a vital resource for those interested in research, policy issues and debate on international public health, particularly the problems confronting developing countries. The journal's global scope and authority are unparalleled.
  • Contraceptive Pearls
    • The "Pearls" offer answers to commonly asked questions about family planning. These "Pearls" are prepared by Dr. James D. Shelton, Senior Medical Scientist, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
  • Education and HIV/AIDS: Ensuring Education Access for Orphans and Vulnerable Children – A Training Module
    • This module is based on an analysis of information from two kinds of sources. The first is a review of current literature on OVC and their access to basic education. The second source of information is based on a series of interviews and discussions with many people who have field experience with orphans, access to education, subsidies, and social fund issues.
  • Education and HIV/AIDS: Window of Hope
    • The central message of this paper is that the education of children and youth merits the highest priority in a world afflicted by HIV/AIDS. This is because a good basic education ranks among the most effective—and cost-effective—means of HIV prevention.
  • Facts for Life
    • Facts for Life has helped to save the lives of millions of children by putting lifesaving knowledge about children‘s health into the hands of those who need it most: parents, caregivers, health workers, government officials, journalists and teachers.
  • Globalization and Health
    • Globalization and Health is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that provides an international forum for high quality original research, knowledge sharing and debate on the topic of globalization and its effects on health, both positive and negative. Globalization, namely the intensification of flows of people, goods, and services across borders, has a complex influence on health. The journal publishes material relevant to any aspect of globalization and health from a wide range of social science and health-related disciplines (e.g. economics, sociology, epidemiology, demography, psychology, politics and international relations).
  • HIV and AIDS Program
    • The goal of the HIV and AIDS program is ambitious: to arrest the spread of the HIV epidemic in developing countries and to enable people to mitigate or eliminate the impact of HIV on their own health, and on their families, communities, and societies.
  • Human Rights and HIV
    • The risk of HIV infection and its impact feeds on violations of human rights, including discrimination against women and marginalized groups such as sex workers, people who inject drugs and men who have sex with men.
  • Integrating Poverty and Gender into Health Programmes
    • The World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific has undertaken a project to produce a Sourcebook to support the integration of poverty and gender concerns into health professional education curricula.
  • Integrating Poverty and Gender into Health Programmes: Module on Curricular Integration
    • The aim of this module is to strengthen the capacity of teachers, administrators, and those developing training materials to introduce changes into curricula that will ensure health professional curricula or courses include the concepts of gender, poverty and health.
  • Integrating Poverty and Gender into Health Programmes: Module on Gender Based Violence
    • This module is designed to improve the awareness, knowledge and skills of health professionals on gender-based violence (GBV). Health professionals are in a unique position to identify the problem, contribute to its prevention and assist victims.
  • Learning to Survive: How Education for All Would Save Millions of Young People from HIV/AIDS
    • New research presented in this report shows that if every child completed primary school, at least 7 million new cases of HIV would be prevented over a decade. A good general education enables people to understand, evaluate, and apply facts, including facts about AIDS.
  • Malaria and Children: Progress in Intervention Coverage
    • This report assesses progress in malaria control and analyses how well countries are making available key interventions that reduce the malaria burden. A particular emphasis is progress across sub-Saharan Africa—where countries face the greatest malaria burden.
  • Telehealth in the Developing World
    • This book aims to redress the relative lack of published information on successful telehealth solutions in the developing world. It presents real-life stories from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It is rich in practical experience and will be of interest to health professionals, development workers, and e-health and telehealth proponents interested in learning about, or contributing to the implementation of, appropriate solutions for 80% of the world’s population.
  • The Well-Being of Nations
    • The use of indicators to gauge human progress is common and well understood; Gross Domestic Product and the Index of Leading Economic Indicators are two well-known examples. Yet, most of the widely cited indicators focus exclusively on economic activity, and even the most progressive of indicators fails to account for key issues of sustainability. The Well-being of Nations addresses that shortcoming by combining indicators of human well-being with those of environmental sustainability to generate a more comprehensive picture of the state of our world.
  • UNAIDS
    • The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS is the main advocate for global action on the epidemic. It leads, strengthens and supports an expanded response aimed at preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS, and alleviating the impact of the epidemic.
  • USAID Health: Family Planning
    • USAID's Family Planning program is one of the success stories in U.S. development assistance. Since the launch of the program in 1965, families are better able to feed, clothe, educate, and provide health care for their children. Countless women and children are alive today as a result of USAID assistance.
  • USAID: SALUD Y POBLACIÓN
    • USAID Contribuye con el Mejoramiento Sostenido en la Salud de las Poblaciones Vulnerables