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​The Lancet commission on malaria

Malaria eradication can save thousands of live in perpetuity, promote equity and reduce poverty; it can deliver extensive benefits to the human welfare and its economy, especially in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Malaria eradication will also contribute to universal health coverage and the achievement of the sustainable development goals. The Lance commission on malaria examines if malaria eradication is feasible, affordable, and worthwhile. Read more>>

19/09/2019 13:32

The double burden of malnutrition at household level

Two years ago the joint UNICEF-WHO-WB report on global child malnutrition[1] documented that most low- and middle-income countries are undergoing nutrition transition and experiencing the coexistence of overweight mothers and undernourished children in the same households. This is termed “the double burden of malnutrition at household level” (DBMHL) and its prevalence ranges from as low as 1.8% in Ethiopia to as high as 15.9% in Egypt. DBMHL is of particular concern, as it is an important promoter of the double burden of infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDS). Read more >>

02/09/2019 15:35

Evidence of falling use of modern contraception and rising abortion in sub-Saharan Africa with enactment of the US Mexico City Policy ​

The Mexico City Policy, first announced by President Ronald Reagan, prohibits US foreign assistance to any organisation that performs abortions or provides abortion counselling. Many implementing organisations impacted by this policy are providers of family planning services, as it reduces their ability to supply modern contraceptives to meet demand. A recently published study examined patterns of modern contraceptive use, pregnancies and abortion among 743, 691 women in 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa during periods of reinstatement and repeal of the Mexico City Policy across three US presidential administrations. Read more>>

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