The education system in Lebanon Local beliefs and behaviour change for preventing Ebola in Sierra Leone Learning Achievement: Engaging with Evidence
 

The education system in Lebanon

Since the civil war in 1975, the quality of the Lebanese education system has suffered. Two in every three students now attend private schools, where the quality of education is higher than that offered by the public schools. Education was recognised in the peace treaty as a means of moving towards reconciliation, prompting large scale [...]Read more >

Children in Sierra Leone

Local beliefs and behaviour change for preventing Ebola in Sierra Leone

‘The Ebola epidemic ravaging parts of West Africa is the most severe acute public health emergency seen in modern times.  Never before in recorded history has a biosafety level four pathogen infected so many people so quickly, over such a broad geographical area, for so long’ (Margaret Chan, 26th September 2014, WHO). This report focuses [...]Read more >

Waiting mothers shelter, Zimbabwe

Learning Achievement: Engaging with Evidence

This paper, developed in-house by DFID staff, is intended to be the first iteration of a ‘living document’ to explore in more detail the Learning Framework themes (see figure 1 below) and their relation to learning achievement. The idea is for this paper to bring together in-house synthesis work on existing evidence and to act [...]Read more >

Health and nutrition drivers in urban areas

15 April 2015

On average, urban health levels are better than those in rural areas. However, averages can be misleading: once the data are disaggregated, it is clear that the urban poor face health risks often as high as and sometimes worse than those of rural residents, despite the proximity of modern health services (UNFPA, 2012). This report [...]

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Transforming Nutrition Short Course: Ideas, Policy and Outcomes 2015

01 April 2015

A woman works at the Dawanu Cowpea market in Kano State, Nigeria.

The acceleration of undernutrition reduction requires a transformation in the ways we think about undernutrition and the actions we take. This 5 day course, designed for both for policy makers and practitioners, will take participants through new ways of thinking about undernutrition and what to do about it.”This course provides an excellent overview of global [...]

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Engaging the Community to Reach, Treat and Cure Tuberculosis

24 March 2015

Globally 1 in 3 people are infected with tuberculosis (TB) of which 1 in 10 will go on to develop TB disease during their lifetime. In 2013, there were 9 million new cases but consistently 3 million people were not diagnosed, treated, or officially registered by national TB programmes (NTPs). Many of those missed by [...]

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Official COUNTDOWN Launch

23 March 2015

Health worker takes blood sample, Cambodia

COUNTDOWN partners gathered together today for the official launch of the programme. After a week of productive and enjoyable inception planning workshops, it was a valuable culmination of reflections of the current partner country situations, bottlenecks to Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) control and planning for multidisciplinary priority areas. COUNTDOWN is a unique programme for Liverpool [...]

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A call for more intersectionality analysis in studies of Kenyan health sector devolution

20 March 2015

Maternal and child health project in Kenya

What does intersectionality have to do with the devolution of the Kenyan health system? The authors argue it is a missing link in understanding the implications of change for equitable access to quality care and contributing to research and practice that challenges inequity. We are health systems researchers based in Kenya who are tracking the health [...]

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Ebola – Traditional healers, witch doctors, burial attendants

17 March 2015

This helpdesk focuses on the impact of traditional healers, witch doctors and burial attendants on ebola in West Africa. It seeks to establish if there is a difference between witch doctors, herbalists and traditional healers in terms of when people see them and the kind of treatment they provide. It goes on to explore the [...]

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What are the barriers to attendance to the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW) and how can these be reduced?

17 March 2015

Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW) was launched in Nigeria in 2009 as a bi-annual campaign-style programme designed to deliver key child and maternal health interventions and to revitalise health care systems. Support to strengthen this programme, in the five northern Nigerian States of Katsina, Jigawa, Kebbi, Zamfara and Yobe, is being provided by [...]

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Kenya and Sierra Leone: A wake up call in light of Ebola

17 March 2015

Last week, Save the Children launched a report called ‘A wake up call’, drawing lessons from the Ebola Virus Disease epidemic for health systems strengthening on a global scale. One of the key messages of this report is that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are not unique in their vulnerability to Ebola.  Save the Children [...]

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The education system in Lebanon

06 March 2015

Since the civil war in 1975, the quality of the Lebanese education system has suffered. Two in every three students now attend private schools, where the quality of education is higher than that offered by the public schools. Education was recognised in the peace treaty as a means of moving towards reconciliation, prompting large scale [...]

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International Health Consultancy short course

04 March 2015

This highly intensive 3-week post-graduate course provides emerging national, regional and international consultants with an opportunity to enhance and improve their professional knowledge and skills in the provision and management of consultancy services within the context of international health and deliver technical assistance that is robust, evidence-based and grounded in the reality of resource-poor settings.  [...]

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