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Governance and Corruption in Public Health Care Systems

In many developing countries, health care systems are marred by poor governance. Yet, governance is not typically addressed in the health sector, said Maureen Lewis, non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development, at an event sponsored by the Global Health Initiative on June 14, 2006.

Launch of the Afghan Family Health Book

Good morning. Thank you all for coming.

I am pleased to share the stage with my friends and colleagues,

Women: MENA's Untapped Resource

Nadereh Chamlou, Senior Advisor, Office of the Chief Economist,
Middle East and North Africa Region, The World Bank

Issue 16: Poor Health, Poor Women: How Reproductive Health Affects Poverty

Does poor reproductive health prevent poor women from escaping poverty? Despite the plethora of survey data showing that poor households tend to be larger and that poor women tend to have higher rates of fertility, experts have debated whether these conditions cause poverty or are symptoms of poverty. In research conducted for the World Bank, Thomas Merrick and Margaret E.

Issue 11: Exploring the Links Between Conservation and Health

Humans share about 99 percent of our DNA structure with chimpanzees, a fact that, according to Jane Goodall, we often forget at our own peril. In this edited transcript, the world-renowned primatologist focuses on two burgeoning problems rapidly depleting wildlife in Africa: the bushmeat trade and deforestation. Goodall's institute combats deforestation by combining community development, health care education, and natural resource management in integrated programs.

Issue 10: Appreciating the Complexity and Dignity of People's Lives: Integrating Population-Health-Environment Research in Peten, Guatemala

As the population increases in Guatemala's Petén region, home to the largest protected tropical forest north of the Amazon, so does the deforestation. From 1997-1999, a team of researchers developed a new environmental module for Guatemala's Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) that analyzed the rapidly changing population-environment dynamics in this frontier region. According to anthropologist Liza Grandia, "The integrated DHS has been a critical part of developing ...

AIDS Orphans in Africa: Building an Urban Response

Published in Johannesburg, South Africa in February, 2001

-Forward by Steven Friedman
-"The Urban Impact", Mary Crewe and Karen Michael
-"The Role and Capacity of Local Government", Maria Elena Ducci and Sibongiseni Dhlomo
-"The Role of National Government in Supporting Local Government", Gugu Molloi and Samson James Opolot
-"The Way Forward", Cathy Mbeki, Rebecca Black and Shan Naidu
-Wrap-up, Earl Kessler
-Closing Remarks, Gilbert Khadiagala


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USAID/Egypt Health and Population: Legacy Review and the Way Forward

A panel of speakers discussed the long-term effects of USAID initiatives in Egypt, as reported in a new "Legacy Review," which details the past 30 years of USAID health sector assistance in Egypt.