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Health, Education, Social Protection News & Notes 22/2012

Health, Education, Social Protection News & Notes 22/2012

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A bi-weekly newsletter supported by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit). The newsletter is between 25 and 35 pages in Adobe PDF format - usually not larger than 650 kB and deals with summaries of books, online publications, electronic resources, web pages, training opportunities, conferences and computer and internet tips & tricks. You can download and search back issues (2005 - 2012) of this newsletter at:
http://german-practice-collection.org/en/links/newsletters/hesp-news-and-notes
A bi-weekly newsletter supported by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit). The newsletter is between 25 and 35 pages in Adobe PDF format - usually not larger than 650 kB and deals with summaries of books, online publications, electronic resources, web pages, training opportunities, conferences and computer and internet tips & tricks. You can download and search back issues (2005 - 2012) of this newsletter at:
http://german-practice-collection.org/en/links/newsletters/hesp-news-and-notes

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Health, Education,Social Protection
HESP-News & Notes - 22/2012 - page 1
News & Notes 22/2012
A bi-weekly newsletter supported by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)
14October2012 
You can download back issues (2005 - 2012) of this newsletter at: 
World Development Report 2013: Jobs..................................................................................Regional Equity Watch 2012: Assessing Progress Towards Equity in Health in East and Southern Africa........................................................................................................................Ageing in the Twenty-First Century: A Celebration and A Challenge.....................................The Health System Assessment Approach: A How-To Manual..............................................
Depression: A Global Crisis....................................................................................................Depression: A Global Public Health Concern.........................................................................5 
HIV - AIDS - STI.........................................................................................................
The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in Clinical Settings....................................................................................................................................Assessment of the Integration of PMTCT within MNCH Services at Health Facilities in Tanzania..................................................................................................................................6 Predictors of mortality among children on Antiretroviral Therapy at a referral hospital,Northwest Ethiopia: A retrospective follow up study...............................................................6 Malaria and helminthic co-infection among HIV-positive pregnant women: Prevalence and effects of antiretroviral therapy................................................................................................The Catholic Church versus HIV/AIDS in Africa.....................................................................7 UNAIDS Guidance Note on HIV and Sex Work......................................................................8 
Sexual & Reproductive Health....................................................................................
Expanding access to medical abortion: Perspectives of women and providers in developing countries..................................................................................................................................The Need for Reproductive Health Education in Schools in Egypt.........................................When Technology and Tradition Collide: From Gender Bias to Sex Selection......................
Maternal & Child Health..............................................................................................
UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children: Commissioners’ Report......................................................................................................................................9 Improving Maternal Mortality and Other Aspects of Women’s Health....................................Community Discussion Guide for Maternal and Newborn Health.........................................10 Serious and Life-Threatening Pregnancy-Related Infections: Opportunities to Reduce the Global Burden.......................................................................................................................10 Reducing Neonatal Deaths in South Africa: Are we there yet, and what can be done?.......10 Antibiotic prescribing practice in management of cough and/or diarrhoea in Moshi Municipality, Northern Tanzania: cross-sectional descriptive study......................................11Supporting efforts to end obstetric fistula..............................................................................11
Malaria.....................................................................................................................11
Independent Evaluation of the Affordable Medicines Facility - malaria (AMFm) Phase 1....11Malaria plan under scrutiny: Lack of data and donor uncertainty leave public-health experiment on the rocks........................................................................................................12 
 
New Insights into Acquisition, Boosting, and Longevity of Immunity to Malaria in Pregnant 
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Tuberculosis.............................................................................................................14 
MDR-TB Planning Toolkit......................................................................................................14 Implementation of Xpert MTB/RIF for routine point-of-care diagnosis of tuberculosis at the primary care level..................................................................................................................14 
Other Infectious Diseases.........................................................................................14 
Combating Neglected Diseases............................................................................................14 Review of Two Decades of Cholera Diagnostics – How Far Have We Really Come?.........15 Effects of Short-Course Oral Corticosteroid Therapy in Early Dengue Infection in Vietnamese Patients: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial...........................................15 Costs of Illness Due to Cholera, Costs of Immunization and Cost-Effectiveness of an Oral Cholera Mass Vaccination Campaign in Zanzibar................................................................15 
Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013- 2020.......................................................................................................................................16 Measuring progress on NCDs: one goal and five targets.....................................................16 
Food & Nutrition........................................................................................................16 
The State of Food Insecurity in the World - 2012..................................................................16 Global Hunger Index 2012....................................................................................................17 
Medicines for the World.........................................................................................................17 Standard Treatment Guidelines and Essential Medicines List for South Africa....................17 
Social Protection.......................................................................................................18 
Social protection for food security.........................................................................................18 Social Policies in Samoa.......................................................................................................18 
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene.....................................................................................18 
European Union Development Assistance for Drinking Water Supply and Basic Sanitation in Sub-Saharan Countries.........................................................................................................18 The Global Water Crisis: Addressing an Urgent Security Issue...........................................19 Science-Policy Bridges over Troubled Waters......................................................................19 
Human Resources....................................................................................................19 
Call for Global Leadership.....................................................................................................20 Hidden costs: The direct and indirect impact of user fees on access to malaria treatment and primary care in Mali........................................................................................................20 Indicators for Measuring Universal Health Coverage: A Five-Country Analysis...................20 
Information & Communication Technology...............................................................21
State of Broadband 2012: Achieving Digital Inclusion For All...............................................21Optimizing Network Connectivity for Mobile Health Technologies in sub-Saharan Africa....21Bigger Cities, Smaller Screens: Urbanization, Mobile Phones, and Digital Media Trends in Africa.....................................................................................................................................21
Harm Reduction & Drug Use....................................................................................22 
Women And Drug Use in Malaysia (WADUM)......................................................................22 Opiate substitution treatment and HIV transmission in people who inject drugs: systematic review and meta-analysis......................................................................................................22 The alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT): validation of a Nepali version for the detection of alcohol use disorders and hazardous drinking in medical settings...................23 ‘Risking enchantment’: how are we to view the smoking person?........................................23 
Millennium Development Goals................................................................................23 
 
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Others......................................................................................................................26 
Management of healthcare waste: developments in Southeast Asia in the twenty-first century...................................................................................................................................26 Developing a National Mental Health Policy: A Case Study from Uganda...........................27 Antibiotic Therapy as Single Treatment of Acute Appendicitis.............................................27 
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