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    Water to save lives

    Contaminated water is bad for health, resulting in thousands of premature deaths around the world each year. There is strong evidence that household water treatment has the biggest impact and is the most costeffective method in reducing risks of diarrhoea. But the picture is not as clear when it comes to...

    Prioridades para la formulación de políticas informadas en la evidencia para el control del dengue

    El objetivo de este resumen es presentar las mejores evidencias científicas disponibles para la prevención y control del dengue con base comunitaria. Fue preparado siguiendo rigurosos criterios de búsqueda, selección e inclusión de los resultados de investigaciones relevantes con el fin de informar ...

    Food for thought: Are school feeding programmes effective in improving educational outcomes?

    Existing evidence: School feeding leads to better educational outcomes, though results are more positive for school enrolment and attendance than for cognitive performance....

    Running water, working toilets and safe hygiene practices: essential services to save lives

    The world is falling behind its targets to improve people’s access to sanitation, with major health costs. There is strong evidence that both sanitation and hygiene interventions are highly effective in reducing risks of diarrhoea, however public health promotion appears more cost-effective. More evide...

    Financing better health care for all

    Poor people?s access to good health care is limited because they cannot afford it and often live far from quality services. There is evidence that poor people will pay to use health services if the quality is good. Cash transfers have also been highly successful in encouraging women to use health care. A...

    Access to health: how to reduce child and maternal mortality?

    Systematic reviews show that access to community-based health services reduces neonatal mortality and still births, but t he effect on maternal mortality is harder to detect. However, the evidence so fr has come from small sample size studies, mainly conducted in Asia and with very little information fro...

    Climate change: effective ways of cutting greenhouse gas emissions

    There are few rigorous impact evaluations of climate change interventions. But some examples in the field of conservation stand out. A number of recent studies evaluate the impact of protected areas, payment for environmental services and decentralized forest management. Climate change interventions have...

    Improving access to skilled attendance at delivery: full report

    The problem: High Maternal Mortality. Uganda?s maternal mortality has moderately declined from 670 per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 430 per 100,000 live births in 2008. This annual decline of 13 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births is unlikely to achievemeet the MDG target of 168 per 100,000 live bi...

    Améliorer la gouvernance pour la viabilisation du district de santé au Cameroun: résumé d´orientationu

    Les responsables de politiques et les personnes qui les assistent se trouvent souvent dans des situations qui les poussent à déterminer la meilleure façon de définir un problème, que ce soit lorsqu’ils se font poser une question embarrassante ou difficile à l’assemblée législative ou qu’ils...