Although health interventions start with good intentions to develop services for disadvantaged populations, they often distort the health market, making the delivery or financing of services difficult once the intervention is over: a condition called the ‘Develop-Distort Dilemma’ (DDD). In this paper, the authors describe how to examine whether a proposed intervention may develop or… Read more
Two studies examined the relationship between preschool experiences and the early academic achievement of rural Chinese children. In both Study 1 (n = 165) and Study 2 (n = 205), the school preparedness, and the literacy and mathematics attainment of first graders with different preschool experiences (kindergarten, separate pre-primary class, “sitting-in” a Grade 1 class, no preschool experience) were… Read more
This report looks at the strategies for trachoma control. Trachoma is endemic in more than 50 countries with more than 80% of the burden concentrated in 14 countries, and predominantly in the savannah areas of East and Central Africa and the Sahel of West Africa. Nearly 110 million people live in areas where trachoma is… Read more
HRC REPORT: This update of the 2004 DFID study explains recent alignments between TRIPS and domestic laws in India and China and the practical implications for access to raw material and finished product supply of important medicines like tenofovir for AIDS and artemisinin combination therapies for malaria.
HSRC REPORT: This study considers: how is the implementation of product patents in India and China affecting access to medicines; will generic copies of patented medicines have to be withdrawn from the market; will prices rise; will the domestic industry disappear; and will MNCs (Multi-national Corporations) become more interested in working with domestic firms, including… Read more