As we consider the post-2015 development agenda, the battle for sustainability in Africa will be won or lost in the cities. The paper considers how poverty and slum conditions in Nigerian cities can best be addressed and reversed.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Increase of the elderly people number brings a sharp question of the main recourse. The mentioned situation creates serious problems for the society, because expenses, allocated for healthcare and social protection of the contingent is a hard burden to the country’s economy.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. This first sentence of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted almost sixty years ago by the General Assembly of the United Nations, is an important for the lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, PLWHA, and minorities.
Interest in health inequalities has grown in recent years. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines them as health variations that are unnecessary, avoidable and unfair (Whitehead M, Dahall G, 2007).