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    SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 15: engaging the public in evidence-informed policymaking

    In this article, we address strategies to inform and engage the public in policy development and implementation. The importance of engaging the public (both patients and citizens) at all levels of health systems is widely recognised. They are the ultimate recipients of the desirable and undesirable impac...

    SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 14: organising and using policy dialogues to support evidence-informed policymaking

    Policy dialogues allow research evidence to be considered together with the views, experiences and tacit knowledge of those who will be involved in, or affected by, future decisions about a highpriority issue. Increasing interest in the use of policy dialogues has been fuelled by a number of factors: 1. ...

    Améliorer l´accueil et la prise en charge dans les services d´accueil des urgences (SAU) des hôpitaux nationaux et régionaux au Cameroun

    Le problème: Au Cameroun, les usagers des services d?accueil des urgences (SAU) notamment dans les hôpitaux régionaux et nationaux (1°, 2° et 3° catégories) autant que les soignants se plaignent de la faible accessibilité et de la mauvaise qualité des soins qui y sont délivrés ; ces plaintes s...

    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...

    Almost Random: evaluating a large-scale randomized nutrition program in the presence of crossover

    Large-scale randomized interventions have the potential to uncover the causal effect of programs applying to a large population, thereby improving on the insights gained from currently dominant smaller randomized studies. However, the external validity gained through larger interventions typically implie...

    Maintenir la présence des personnels soignants dans les formations sanitaires rurales enclavées au Cameroun

    Cette note d’information stratégique a été préparée à la demande de la Direction des Ressources Humaines du Ministère de la Santé Publique pour informer les délibérations préparatoires à l’élaboration de la stratégie nationale de développement des ressources humaines pour la santé dan...

    Retaining human resources for health in remote rural areas in Cameroon: executive summary

    This policy brief was prepared at the request of the Human Resources Directorate of the Ministry of Public Health to inform the deliberations leading to the development of the national strategic plan for the health workforce. It describes the magnitude, the consequences and the underlying factors of the ...

    Health insurance for the poor: myth or reality

    A growing evidence base suggests that health insurance in poor areas can improve people?s access to health care. But the poorest in these areas do not seem to benefit much. Health insurance programs, generally, have not helped in reaching out to the poorest or improving their health care use. And whether...

    Safe drinking water. Who is willing to pay the price?

    Treating water can reduce the prevalence of diarrhoea by up to 70 percent. Although there are several inexpensive water treatment technologies available, statistics show that every 15 seconds a child dies due to waterborne diseases. Over 700 million people still lack access to safe drinking water. While ...

    Zero child hunger: breaking the cycle of malnutrition

    Is there enough evidence to show that increased household income and a better diet can improve children?s nutritional status? Drawing from a recent systematic review (Masset et.al.2011) of agricultural interventions aimed at improving the nutritional status of children, the key findings are: 1-Nutrition-...