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Integrating Community Participation in Maternal and Newborn Health Services: Burkina Faso

Improving maternal and newborn health (MNH) in regions where women and newborns suffer most requires a rights-based approach which identifies and addresses the broader social determinants of health. In Burkina Faso, we are implementing a health promotion component within the national MNH strategy. A central feature is the institutionalization of community participation in the identification […]

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Physical Activity Program for People with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness in the Community.

People with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) are at a greater risk of medical issues compared to the general population due to lifestyle issues including cigarette smoking, poor physical fitness, and poor nutrition. The purpose of this paper is to describe Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) methods used to tailor a physical activity program […]

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A Gender Analysis of Access, Use and Management of Bed Nets in Tanzania.

The paper explored the gendered perceptions on the access, use and management of bed nets. It looked at the extent to which the bed net distribution campaigns in Tanzania have taken into account gender issues both at the design and implementation stages. The Tanzania National Voucher Scheme was by design gender unequal because it targeted […]

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Enhancing Access and Quality of Care in Developing Countries through Integrated Provider Empowerment and Environmental Safety

In 2005, Action Family Foundation, civil society groups, Safe Observer International and academics from the Institute of Child Health and Primary Care of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital initiated interventions to mainstream proper healthcare waste management in Nigeria through capacity building, community mobilization and practical medical waste handling services.

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Why Taking into Account Social Determinants is Essential to Reach a Successful Global Health Policy? An Example from the HIV-Care Sector in Burundi

Health policy usually targets epidemiologically defined population in a specific intervention programme. However, the sectorisation of health problems and the development of health policies, missing ‘surrounding’ socio-economic determinants, may result in inequitable long term results.

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