Verifying latrines in Vietnam and Cambodia

The benefits of every household having convenient, safe access to a hygienic latrine are enormous. Communities and neighbourhoods would be cleaner, safer and healthier. The incidence of diseases caused by exposure to faecal matter would be reduced, potentially saving many …

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Night Outreach

Geraldton Aboriginal Streetwork Corporation is an Aboriginal corporation that has been supporting young people since 1985. Geraldton’s small central business district runs right up to the foreshore of the Indian Ocean. The white sand, clean air and mild climate makes …

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Scaling up maternal and child health interventions in low and middle income countries

The USAID funded Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) increased access to health promoting and life-saving interventions in over 50 countries between 2008 and 2014. A program of this size offers a unique opportunity for learning lessons about what …

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The Demographic and Health Surveys

  Over 90 countries have conducted a Demographic and Health Survey. Financially supported by USAID for thirty years, MEASURE DHS is the single largest and most respected source of demographic, health and social data for low and middle income countries. …

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Regional Men’s Health Initiative

Men in rural and remote Australia suffer higher rates of chronic disease, injury and suicide that men in our major cities.  The Regional Men’s Health Initiative uses a bottoms-up community development model to improve men’s health and well-being by raising …

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Emergency helicopter service feasibility

Residents and visitors in regional Australia receive an excellent service emergency medical transport and care.  Most towns have ambulances staffed by volunteers and paramedics are based at larger centres.  The Royal Flying Doctors Service brings critically ill and injured patients to …

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ARISE — African Routine Immunization Systems Essentials

Ann Larson was the Team Leader for an in-depth study of routine immunization performance in four districts in Ghana.  The research was part of a larger study of three countries to advance understanding of the factors contributing to successful routine …

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Demographics for better planning

Local governments, health and social services, businesses and community groups need skills in understanding their populations.  How big are they?  How fast are they growing or shrinking?  What is their composition and how does that affect their need for services? …

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