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The transformative power of renewable energy in humanitarian responses: Experiences from Yemen

13th July 2023
In this blog, current SSHAP fellow and Programme Coordinator at the Arab Youth Sustainable Development Network (AYSDN) in Yemen, Mamoon…

Disability inclusion in humanitarian responses: Our perspectives on participation in Nepal

6th July 2023
People with disabilities around the world face discrimination in their daily lives, including in their abilities to access public services…
Policy Document

Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in Nigeria

The goal of IDSR is to improve the ability of LGAs to detect and respond to diseases and conditions that cause high levels of death, illness and disability in the LGA‘s catchment area. Strengthening skills and resources for integrated disease…

National Action Plan for Health Security, Nigeria

The National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) is a comprehensive multi-sectoral plan that integrates multiple workplans including REDISSE, NCDC Strategy Plan, AMR Action Plan, and immunizations plans, addressing the major gaps identified by the Joint External Evaluation (2017) and…
Policy Document

Covid-19 Response Intra-Action Review (IAR) Report, Sierra Leone

This report details the findings of an Intra-Action Review (IAR) that was undertaken on the 22nd & 23rd September 2020, to review the COVID-19 response in Sierra Leone, focusing in particular on Surveillance, Laboratories, Case Management, Risk Communications, Food and…
Policy Document

National Ebola Recovery Strategy for Sierra Leone 2015–2017

The Sierra Leone government’s immediate post-Ebola strategy for rebuilding the health system during and after the 2014-16 Ebola epidemic

Discriminate biopower and everyday biopolitics: views on sickle cell testing in Dakar

Many physicians in Senegal and France, where most Senegalese sickle cell specialists are partially trained, assume that genetic testing that could imply selective abortion for people with sickle cell would run counter to the religious and cultural ethics of people…

“Right tool,” wrong “job”: Manual vacuum aspiration, post-abortion care and transnational population politics in Senega

The “rightness” of a technology for completing a particular task is negotiated by medical professionals, patients, state institutions, manufacturing companies, and non-governmental organizations. This paper shows how certain technologies may challenge the meaning of the “job” they are designed to…

Community health care workers in pursuit of TB: Discourses and dilemmas

Community-led tuberculosis (TB) active case finding is widely promoted, heavily funded, but many efforts fail to meet expectations. The underlying reasons why TB symptom screening programs underperform are poorly understood. This study examines Nigerian stakeholders’ insights to characterize the mechanisms,…

Preserving the pot and water: a traditional concept of reproductive health in a Yoruba community, Nigeria

Within the background of the outcome of the 1994 Cairo Conference, this paper describes a traditional conceptualization of prenatal care in a Nigerian community and draws their implication for effective delivery of reproductive health services in the area.

Perspectives on polio and immunization in Northern Nigeria

Through the efforts of the global campaign to eradicate poliomyelitis, polio cases have declined worldwide, from 35,251 cases in 1988, to 1449 cases as of 28 October 2005. However, confirmed cases of wild polio virus continue to be reported from…

Patronage, per diems and the “workshop mentality”: the practice of family planning programs in southeastern Nigeria

This article examines the ways in which family planning program personnel in Nigeria appropriate population program resources and models of social change to suit local priorities.