Health in developing countries, including resources on issues such as: infectious diseases; NCDs; injury and violence; maternal, newborn and child health; and nutrition.
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. 

When a health system turns into a Tower of Babel: Mozambique’s experience

Likened to the Tower of Babel legend, the Mozambican national health system speaks several languages and pursues a range of different interests, answering to a number of partners and other bilateral and multilateral actors who all have some kind of circumstantial and contextual interest. When the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness was endorsed, Mozambique may have been the kind of case they had in mind.

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.
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.


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