Results: 9

    Do evidence summaries increase health policy-makers use of evidence from systematic reviews?

    Systematic reviews are important for decision makers. They offer many potential benefits but are often written in technical language, are too long, and do not contain contextual details which makes them hard to use for decision-making. Strategies to promote the use of evidence to decision makers are requ...

    Policy brief 12: how can gender equity be addressed through health systems?

    Gender differences in health and in how well health systems and health care services meet the needs of women and men are well known: in Europe, there are variations in terms of life expectancy, the risk of mortality and morbidity, health behaviours and in the use of health care services. There is also in...

    Conditional cash transfer programmes: a magic bullet to improve people's health and education?

    Conditional Cash Transfer (CCTs) programmes provide cash to poor households who meet certain health and education conditions such as regular school attendance and health check-ups for children at the clinic. This model of intervention is spreading rapidly throughout the developing world. Over 17 countrie...

    Improving governance for health district development in Cameroon: executive summary

    The poor governance in Cameroonian health districts stems from a lack of clear and consistent operating procedures for district governing bodies and health services, power imbalance between district managers and community representatives, and insufficient knowledge of the existing legal and regulatory fr...

    Policy brief on improving access to artemisinin-based combination therapies for malaria in Central African Republic

    In the Central African Republic (CAR) malaria is a major public health problem and hampers socioeconomic development. It accounts for 40 percent of complaints and 10 percent of deaths in health facilities (15;17). Pregnant women, who make up 4 percent of the population, and children under 5 years of age,...

    Policy brief on improving access to artemisinin-based combination therapies for malaria in Cameroon

    Malaria is the major cause of illness in Cameroon, responsible for 40 percent of medical consultations. For this reason, the Head of State along with his African Union peers in April 2000 and 2006 undertook to achieve universal access to malaria control interventions, including effective treatment (10;12...

    Policy brief on improving access to artemisinin-based combination therapies for malaria control in Ethiopia

    Malaria in Ethiopia is one of the leading causes of death (21.8 percent), consultation in outpatient departments (17.8 percent) and hospital admissions (14.1 percent) (2;14). To overcome this problem, the Malaria Control Program (Federal Ministry of Health) has designed a communitybased malaria treatment...

    Policy brief on improving access to artemisinin-based combination therapies for malaria in Mozambique

    Malaria is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Mozambique. Approximately 6 million cases are reported each year. Malaria accounts for approximately 40 percent of all outpatient visits and 60 percent of pediatric hospital admissions. It is the leading cause of death among children admitted to pedi...