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Chap. 2: Intervention Cost-Effectiveness: Overview of Main Messages

DT, Jamison
JG, Breman
AR, Measham
et al
September 2016

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"Although efficient spending on health has always been a desirable goal, it is particularly critical in the face of recent threats, such as HIV/AIDS and drug-resistant bacteria, as well as the problems presented by increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), that threaten to roll back the significant health gains achieved in the past two decades. This book is an opportunity to assess anew the costs associated with and the health gains attainable from specific interventions and thereby better inform the allocation of new health funding." 

The state of the world's children 2014 in numbers : every child counts

January 2014

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This report highlights the critical role data and monitoring play in realising children’s rights. It presents an updated compendium of statistics and data (which has been produced thirty years after the initial report) relating to the position of children throughout the world but particularly within the Global South. The data indicators cover a vast range: from demography, health and education, to rate of progression, child mortality, and disparities by household wealth. It emphasises that credible data, disseminated effectively and used correctly, make change possible to target interventions that help right the wrong of exclusion by identifying needs, supporting advocacy, gauging progress and holding duty bearers to account

Ways to get people thinking and acting : village theatre and puppet show [Chapter 27]


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This chapter explores role playing, sociodramas, people’s theater, and puppet shows as forms of action-packed group story-telling for health workers. Each can be used to explore problems or situations by acting them out and learning processes are provided for both actors and watchers based upon participation and discovery
Chapter 27 of "Helping Health Workers Learn" by D. Warner and B. Bower

Disability and the millennium development goals : a review of the MDG process and strategies for inclusion of disability issues in millennium development goal efforts


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This report provides an overview "for why and how disability can and should be included in the planning, monitoring and evaluation of MDG related programmes and policies." This report is useful to people working in disability advocacy, programming and outreach efforts, as well as people those working on MDG-related efforts

Helping chronically ill or disabled people into work : what can we learn from international comparative analyses?

et al
April 2009

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This report compares employment outcomes in countries that vary in their policies for people with chronic illnesses and disabilities. The report includes a policy review and analysis, observational studies and a synthesis of evidence from the selected countries on evaluation studies of the impact of the identified policies and interventions. This report is useful people interested in employment outcomes for people with disabilities relating to national policies

Measuring health inequality among children in developing countries : does the choice of the indicator of economic status matter?

KUNST, Anton E
October 2003

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Poor-rich inequalities in health in developing countries receive a lot of attention from researchers and policy makers. However, different indicators of wealth are used in different studies. There is a lack of evidence on the extent to which the use of different measures of economic status affects the observed magnitude of health inequalities. This paper provides empirical evidence for 10 developing countries, using the Demographic and Health Surveys data-set. It compares the World Bank asset index to three alternative wealth indices, all based on household assets. Results indicated that the relative position of households in the national wealth hierarchy varied to an important extent with the asset index used; observed poor-rich inequalities in under-5 mortality and immunisation coverage often changed, in some cases to an important extent; and the size and direction of this change varied per country, index, and health indicator

State of the world's children 2003


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The State of the World's Children 2003 reports on child participation - the ‘right’ of every child at every age, the responsibility of governments, organizations and families, and a way to promote tolerance, respect for human rights, an appreciation of diversity and peace. The report showcases examples from every region of the world of how things are different when children’s viewpoints are taken into account. Photos and artwork are by children. The report includes nine tables, including a new addition on HIV/AIDS, and three maps, which together present a comprehensive set of economic and social indicators on the well-being of children worldwide

State of the world's children 2002 : leadership


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The State of the World's Children 2002 presents models of leadership from individuals, agencies, organisations and alliances that have improved the lives of children and families. The report spotlights the 'Say Yes for Children' campaign and the UN Special Session on Children

World development indicators


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Updated three times a year, the World Development Indicators (WDI) are the World Bank's compilation of data about development, which started in 1960 and cover 209 countries. The indicators cover: agricultural and rural development; aid effectiveness; economic policy and external debt; education; energy and mining; environment; financial sector; health; infrastructure; labour and social protection; poverty; private sector; public sector; science and technology; social development; and urban development


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