Nigeria: multiple displacement crises overshadowed by Boko Haram

Attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria reportedly forced 1.5 million people to flee to other parts of the country and at least another 150,000 have taken refuge in neighbouring Chad, Niger and Cameroon. Government counter-insurgency operations have also contributed to insecurity and displacement, both in the north-east and in neighbouring countries. This has also impacted… Read more

Third Annual Output to Purpose Review (OPR) of DFID Support to the Delivery of Essential Health Services (EHS), Kenya

The goalof the Essential Health Services (EHS) programme is to contribute to achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Kenya – in particular a reduction in infant and maternal mortality. The leadership and technical capacity of the Ministries of Health continues to be strengthened with support from EHS that is transparent, integrated, flexible and… Read more

DALYs and Essential Packages

HSRC REPORT: A review of the value and limitations of using the DALY (Disability Adjusted Life Year) as a measure of health status and health intervention effectiveness, and its role in developing an Essential Service Package for health care. This paper also provides information on the rationale behind DALYs, methodological and practical problems involved in… Read more