Health responses to humanitarian crises

This HEART Talks is a presentation from a humanitarian health seminar held at DFID 29th July 2016. In the video below DFID health adviser Chris Lewis talks about two of the HEART reading packs. The first is Health Responses to Humanitarian Crises and the second is Humanitarian Overview From Principles to Coordination. Humanitarian crises are important as they contribute… Read more


Operational Handbook for Country-based Pooled Funds

Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) are multi-donor humanitarian financing instruments established by the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) and managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) at the country level under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC). While OCHA has managed humanitarian pooled funds at the country level since 1995, CBPFs… Read more


Who pays for progress? The role of domestic resource mobilisation and development assistance in financing health. A case study from Kenya.

Kenya has one of the most vibrant economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Economic growth is strong, and in 2014 it was announced that Kenya had crossed the threshold from a ‘low-Income country’ to a ‘lower-middle-Income country’ (LMIC). Yet, 43% of the people live on less than $1.25 a day and in some parts of Kenya only… Read more


Tim Martineau on the Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States Working Group

Tim Martineau is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management (HRM) at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and leads a growing team working on health workforce issues. In this video, he talks about the Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States Working Group, a subgroup of Health Systems Global which is a society for… Read more


Operational modelling and its potential for facilitating in-country policy decision making on uptake and implementation of new tools

Newly developed diagnostic tools and algorithms face a number of barriers in effective implementation. Policy makers need to make rational decisions on whether to go ahead and invest in new innovations for health and how. Should a new diagnostic test replace or be used in combination with an existing method? What are the access costs… Read more


Health pooled fund: South Sudan. Mid-Term Review Report: Draft for Submission

Beginning in October 2012, five donors (Australia, Canada, the European Union, Sweden and the UK) are providing £120 million through the Health Pooled Fund (HPF) for a programme in South Sudan lasting three and a half years. The UK leads and manages the HPF on behalf of other contributing donors. The programme supports the delivery… Read more


Cost analysis of the essential package of health services (EPHS) in Somalia

This cost study of the EPHS in the three zones of Somalia provides an important step in establishing the fundamental building blocks for further economic and VfM analysis of EPHS implementation and impact. The report explores the following economic questions: What are the actual total and unit costs of EPHS implementation in the regions where… Read more


Ghana health sector support programme: scenario planning and risk management, Draft report

This review considered possible scenarios for the health sector over the next three years and a range of associated options for future support from the Department for International Development (DFID). The review concludes the best option to be: provision of non-budget support financial aid for primary care. The report makes the following recommendations: DFID should… Read more


Promoting Child Development at Sick-Child Visits: A Controlled Trial

OBJECTIVE. In developing countries, the health care system often is the only existing infrastructure that can reach young children, and health care encounters may be the only opportunity for professionals to have a positive influence on child development. To address the discrepancy between Western and developing countries related to the information that is available for… Read more


Strategies for reducing inequalities and improving developmental outcomes for young children in low-income and middle-income countries

This report is the second in a Series on early child development in low-income and middle-income countries and assesses the effectiveness of early child development interventions, such as parenting support and preschool enrolment. The evidence reviewed suggests that early child development can be improved through these interventions, with effects greater for programmes of higher quality… Read more


Country Coordinating Mechanism Request for Interim Funding, National AIDS Commission Malawi

This funding application describes the epidemiological situation and country context with regards to HIV/AIDS in Malawi. Urban HIV prevalence in adults is estimated at 17% while the rural prevalence is 9%. 46,000 HIV-related deaths are estimated to have occurred in 2012. In 2011, with support from the Global Fund, Malawi started implementation of its innovative… Read more


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