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Health, Education, Social Protection News & Notes 12/2012

Health, Education, Social Protection News & Notes 12/2012

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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 - 12/2012 - page 1
News & Notes 12/2012
A bi-weekly newsletter supported by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)
03June2012 
You can download back issues (2005 - 2012) of this newsletter at: 
 
Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects..............................................................Africa Human Development Report 2012: Towards a Food Secure Future...........................One Planet to Share: Sustaining Human Progress in a Changing Climate............................Climate Change in Brazil: Economic, Social and Regulatory Aspects...................................Primary Care and Public Health: Exploring Integration to Improve Population Health...........Amnesty International Report 2012: The State of the World’s Human Rights........................Frontiers in Development Policy: A Primer on Emerging Issues............................................
HIV Operational Plan 2012 - 2013..........................................................................................Retention in HIV Programmes: Defining the challenges and identifying solutions.................The (Mis)Reporting of Male Circumcision Status among Men and Women in Zambia and Swaziland: A Randomized Evaluation of Interview Methods..................................................Treatment as prevention: Making it work for communities most affected by HIV.................10 HIV Clients as Agents for Prevention: A Social Network Solution........................................10 Tools for Change: Applying United Nations standards to secure women’s housing, land, and property rights in the context of HIV......................................................................................10 Palliative Care: A Handbook of Palliative Care in Africa.......................................................11
Sexual & Reproductive Health..................................................................................11
The sexual behaviour of adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa: patterns and trends from national surveys....................................................................................................................11From desires to behavior: Moderating factors in a fertility transition.....................................11Reproductive Health and Economic Development: What Connections Should We Focus On?........................................................................................................................................12 Family Planning: The Smartest Investment We Can Make..................................................12 
Maternal & Child Health............................................................................................12 
Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health: Progress Report 2010-2011..................12 Levels and trends in child mortality - Report 2011................................................................13 Measuring Child Poverty: New league tables of child poverty in the world’s rich countries.13 Improving Quality of Care for Maternal and Newborn Health: Prospective Pilot Study of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist Program..............................................................................13 Adolescent Mental Health.....................................................................................................14 
 
Making Abortion Services Accessible in the Wake of Legal Reforms: A Framework and Six 
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Malaria.....................................................................................................................14 
Drug quality and the fight against malaria.............................................................................14 Poor-quality antimalarial drugs in southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa..........................15 Inaugural Meeting of the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee to the WHO: Conclusions and Recommendations................................................................................................................15 Global Plan for Insecticide Resistance Management in Malaria Vectors.............................15 Prevalence of Malaria and Sexually Transmitted and Reproductive Tract Infections in Pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa.........................................................................................16 Good practices for selecting and procuring rapid diagnostic tests for malaria.....................16 The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)................................................................................16 Essential Malaria Actions Guide for Kenyan Families..........................................................17 Scepticism towards insecticide treated mosquito nets for malaria control in rural community in north-western Tanzania.....................................................................................................17 
Polio’s last stand...................................................................................................................19 Neglected Disease Research and Development: Is Innovation under Threat?....................19 Eliminating Soil-Transmitted Helminthiases as a Public Health Problem in Children...........20 
Non-communicable Diseases...................................................................................20 
The Global Economic Burden of Noncommunicable Diseases............................................20 Resource Needs for Addressing Noncommunicable Disease in Low- and Middle-Income Countries...............................................................................................................................20 
Essential Medicines..................................................................................................21
A practical handbook on the pharmacovigilance of medicines used in the treatment of tuberculosis...........................................................................................................................21Priority live-saving medicines for women and children 2012................................................21Methodology Report 2012 for the Access to Medicine Index................................................21WHO Drug Information, Vol. 26, N° 1, March 2012..............................................................22 The Selection and Use of Essential Medicines.....................................................................22 
Social Protection.......................................................................................................22 
Social Protection: Shared Interests in Vulnerability Reduction and Development................22 Can Conditional Cash Transfers Improve Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes? Evidence from El Salvador’s Comunidades Solidarias Rurales...........................................................23 Alternative Cash Transfer Delivery Mechanisms: Impacts on Routine Preventative Health Clinic Visits in Burkina Faso..................................................................................................23 Impact of education on informal workers willingness to pay and knowledge of health insurance...............................................................................................................................23 Developing Asia’s Pension Systems and Old-Age Income Support.....................................24 
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene.....................................................................................24 
Roles of Companies in Water Management - Extending the Boundaries of Private Sector Responsibility?......................................................................................................................24 Water Safety Planning for Small Community Water Supplies..............................................24 
Human Resources....................................................................................................25 
Preparing the Next Generation of Community Health Workers: The Power of Technology for Training..................................................................................................................................25 Measuring workload for tuberculosis service provision at primary care level: a methodology ...............................................................................................................................................25 
Health Systems & Research.....................................................................................25 
 
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How can Disease Control Programmes Contribute to Health System Strengthening? Country Report: Liberia.........................................................................................................26 
Information & Communication Technology...............................................................27 
Bridging Gaps, Building Opportunity: Broadband as a Catalyst of Economic Growth and Social Progress in Latin America and the Caribbean...........................................................27 Layout-Aware Text Extraction from Full-text PDF of Scientific Articles................................27 Open science, open access and open source software at Open Medicine..........................27 
Education.................................................................................................................28 
Education for Sustainable Development: Sourcebook..........................................................28 World Education 1951-2011: Celebrating 60 Years..............................................................28 A New Face of Education: Bringing Technology into the Classroom in the Developing World ...............................................................................................................................................28 The eLearning Africa 2012 Report........................................................................................29 
Harm Reduction and Drug Use.................................................................................29 
Social service offices as a point of entry into substance abuse treatment for poor South Africans..................................................................................................................................29 The War on Drugs: Creating crime, enriching criminals.......................................................29 
Post-2015 Goals, Targets and Indicators..............................................................................30 Sustainable Development Goals and the Relationship to a Post-2015 Global Development Framework............................................................................................................................30 Getting to Zero: Finishing the Job the MDGs Started...........................................................30 
Development Assistance..........................................................................................31
Integrated Monitoring: A Practical Manual for Organisations that Want to Achieve Results31The Effects of Aid on Rights and Governance: Evidence from a Natural Experiment..........31What if three quarters of the world’s poor live (and have always lived) in Low Aid Countries? ...............................................................................................................................................32 
Others......................................................................................................................32 
Shaping cities for health: complexity and the planning of urban environments in the 21st century...................................................................................................................................32 How To Make Cities More Resilient - A Handbook For Local Government Leaders............32 Making Research Evidence Matter: A Guide to Policy Advocacy in Transition Countries....33 A Guide for Transboundary Research Partnerships.............................................................33 A Learning Package for Social and Behavior Change Communication................................33 

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