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News: 'Power of Partnership: Research to Alleviate Poverty' take a look at this snapshot of the event so far

The ‘Power of Partnership: Research to Alleviate Poverty’ conference recently took place in Delhi, India from 3-5 December.

The event focused on the ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research as it approaches its final phase. 

Blog: Breaking the cycle between poverty and poor health

There is a growing body of evidence that health contributes to individual wellbeing, household stability, and national development. In 1978, the Declaration of Alma-Ata was the first international declaration to state the importance of guaranteeing health as a citizen right, strengthening health systems, and focusing on primary health care. While important efforts have been made since then, the achievement of ‘health for all’ is still a challenge.

News: From period poverty to oil in Kenya – showcasing research at the Festival of Social Science
The Impact Initiative is excited to announce that it will be hosting two events as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, 7-9 November 2018.

Principal Investigator: Naila Kabeer. Lead Organistion: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Co-investigator: Ashwini Deshpande (University of Delhi)

Photograph of a midwife working in the Tanzanian health sector.
Focusing on the low or inadequate uptake of reproductive health services in sub-Saharan Africa, which directly influences the health and survival prospects of women and their children, as well as their economic participation and poverty.

Important development programmes such as microfinance often do not reach the very poorest households. A new set of initiatives, called Graduation programmes, have targeted these very poor households. Their objective is to graduate them out of poverty in a sustainable manner and make them resilient so they do not fall back into poverty.

Blog: Can better sanitary care help keep African girls in school?
On the Global Partnership for Education blog (18 April 2018), Elizabeth Tofaris discusses the findings and impact of research into the role that menstruation has in keeping adolescent girls out of school.
Blog: Demystifying menstruation
Catherine Dolan, Julie Hennegan and Gabby Edlin discuss the challenges faced by women and girls without access to sanitary products, or a safe place to use them. Published on Project Syndicate on 17 April 2018.

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