Evidence Report – Maternal Mental Health in the Context of Community-based Home Visiting in a Re-engineered Primary Health Care System: A Case Study of the Philani Mentor Mothers Programme

This document constitutes a briefing summary of the case study of a maternal mental health intervention in South Africa, the Philani Mentor Mothers Programme. The case study has been compiled by Professor Mark Tomlinson at Stellenbosch University as a contribution to the Empowerment of Women and Girls theme of the Accountable Grant at the Institute… Read more


Maternal Mental Health in the Context of Community-based Home Visiting in a Re-engineered Primary Health Care System: A Case Study of the Philani Mentor Mothers Programme

This document constitutes a briefing summary of the case study of a maternal mental health intervention in South Africa, the Philani Mentor Mothers Programme. The case study has been compiled by Professor Mark Tomlinson at Stellenbosch University as a contribution to the Empowerment of Women and Girls theme of the Accountable Grant at the Institute… Read more


Profits and pandemics: prevention of harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol, and ultra-processed food and drink industries

The 2011 UN high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) called for multisectoral action including with the private sector and industry. However, through the sale and promotion of tobacco, alcohol, and ultra-processed food and drink (unhealthy commodities), transnational corporations are major drivers of global epidemics of NCDs. What role then should these industries have in NCD… Read more


Embedding non-communicable diseases in the post-2015 development agenda

The post-2015 development agenda will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in which health is a core component. This agenda will focus on human development, incorporate the components of the Millennium Declaration, and will be made sustainable by support from the social, economic, and environmental domains of activity, represented graphically as the strands of… Read more


Noncommunicable Diseases Country Profiles 2011

The report features information about the noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) situation in 193 countries. This includes details of what proportion of each country’s deaths are due to diseases such as cancer, heart and lung diseases, and diabetes. Using graphs, on a page-per country presentation format, the report provides information on prevalence, trends in metabolic risk factors… Read more


Health and Nutrition for Displaced Populations

Findings on health and nutrition management of protracted population displacement include: A synthesis of food assistance programme evaluations finds unacceptably high numbers of refugees were food-insecure, women more so than men. A review of nutrition indicators evaluating performance of nutrition programmes in more than 90 camps in 18 countries found supplementary and therapeutic feeding programmes… Read more


The Financial Burden from Non-Communicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-income Countries: a literature review

Document Summary: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) were previously considered to only affect high-income countries. However, they now account for a very large burden in terms of both mortality and morbidity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), although little is known about the impact these diseases have on households in these countries. This paper presents a literature… Read more


John Walley on improving health service delivery for chronic disease in primary care: using the COMDIS Health Service Delivery (HSD) approach

John Walley is a Professor of International Public Health at the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, University of Leeds. He is also the Co-Research Director of the Health Service Delivery Research Programme Consortium (COMDIS-HSD). COMDIS-HSD is a £7.5 million DFID funded, seven country research programme, incorporating service delivery themes ofprimary care, urban health,… Read more


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