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Equity dimensions of the availability and quality of reproductive, maternal and neonatal health…

Objective To assess how quality and availability of reproductive, maternal, neonatal (RMNH) services vary by district wealth and urban/rural status in Zambia.

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Clinic access and teenage birth rates: Racial/ethnic and spatial disparities in Houston, TX

Publication date: Available online 14 February 2018 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Megan M.

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“Nothing is going to change three months from now”: A mixed methods characterization of…

Publication date: March 2018 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 200 Author(s): Eleanor Holmes, Jennifer L.

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African Leaders Malaria Alliance Recognizes Country Achievements, Adds NTDs to its Scorecard

The 30th African Union (AU) Heads of State Summit at its headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia provided an important opportunity to bring the challenges of infectious diseases on the continent to the forefront. Led by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA), two major activities occurred, raising greater awareness and commitment to fighting neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and recognizing the contributions countries have made in the fight against malaria. For many years ALMA has maintained Scorecard for Accountability and Action by monitoring country progress on key malaria interventions. It later added key maternal and child health indicators.  At the AU Summit ALMA announced that NTD indicators would be added to the scorecards which are reported by country and in summary

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Cross-Sector Collaboration in the High-Poverty Setting: Qualitative Results from a…

Objective To characterize the motivations of stakeholders from diverse sectors who engaged in cross-sector collaboration with an academic medical center.

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The rise of neglected tropical diseases in the "new Texas"

by Peter J. Hotez Within the last five years, the State of Texas has experienced either transmission or outbreaks of Ebola, chikungunya, West Nile, and Zika virus infections. Autochthonous transmission of neglected parasitic and bacterial diseases has also become increasingly reported

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Timing of poverty in childhood and adolescent health: Evidence from the US and UK

Publication date: Available online 6 December 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Michael J.

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The eternal opportunity

The new Secretary of State for International Development has been quick off the mark with positive messages about aid.  And yesterday, she added her name to the role-call of pronouncements about the power of the current generation to eradicate poverty: Thanks to technology, we have opportunities that previous generations did not. We have the power to eradicate poverty. Penny Mordaunt, Secretary of State for International Development, 30 November 2017 This is, of course, not the first time we have told ourselves this. Here are some previous examples: This is the best story in the world today — these projections show us that we are the first generation in human history that can end extreme poverty … This new forecast of poverty falling into the single digits should give us new momentum and help us focus even more clearly on the most effective strategies to end extreme poverty

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Poverty and health among CDC plantation labourers in Cameroon: Perceptions, challenges and…

by Valerie Makoge, Lenneke Vaandrager, Harro Maat, Maria Koelen Creating better access to good quality healthcare for the poor is a major challenge to development. In this study, we examined inter-linkages between poverty and disease, referred to as poverty-related diseases (PRDs), by investigating how Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) camp dwellers respond to diseases that adversely affect their health and wellbeing. Living in plantation camps is associated with poverty, overcrowding, poor sanitation and the rapid spread of diseases

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Comparison of two cash transfer strategies to prevent catastrophic costs for poor…

by William E. Rudgard, Carlton A. Evans, Sedona Sweeney, Tom Wingfield, Knut Lönnroth, Draurio Barreira, Delia Boccia Background Illness-related costs for patients with tuberculosis (TB) ≥20% of pre-illness annual household income predict adverse treatment outcomes and have been termed “catastrophic.” Social protection initiatives, including cash transfers, are endorsed to help prevent catastrophic costs. With this aim, cash transfers may either be provided to defray TB-related costs of households with a confirmed TB diagnosis (termed a “TB-specific” approach); or to increase income of households with high TB risk to strengthen their economic resilience (termed a “TB-sensitive” approach). The impact of cash transfers provided with each of these approaches might vary.

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Online Survey to Elicit Views of Technical Support from Endemic Country Neglected Tropical…

An online survey was part of the process of an evaluation of USAID’s NTD program conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. William R. Brieger, Adebamike Oshunbade, Gilbert Burnham, Violetta Yevstigneyeva, Emily Wainwright, and Darin Evans present the process and brief findings from the online survey Monday (20171106) during Poster Session A of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 66th Annual Conference in Baltimore. If you are there, look for Late Breaker Poster #5111. The poster abstract is provided below

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The Sustainable Development Goals in the Central America Region: Current Situation, Challenges…

Walter Flores The Central American region includes 7 countries and 43 million inhabitants. The region is highly unequal both across and between countries. Whereas Costa Rica and Panama present a high human development index, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua have the largest percentage of the population living in poverty, including high maternal and child mortality. The […]

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Women’s education level amplifies the effects of a livelihoods-based intervention on…

Many organizations seek to alleviate poverty in the developing world, often focusing their interventions on women.

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Prevalence, intensity and risk factors of tungiasis in Kilifi County, Kenya: I. Results from a…

by Susanne Wiese, Lynne Elson, Felix Reichert, Barbara Mambo, Hermann Feldmeier Background Tungiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by female sand fleas (Tunga penetrans) embedded in the skin. The disease is associated with important morbidity. Tungiasis is endemic along the Coast of Kenya with a prevalence ranging from 11% to 50% in school-age children

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