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Evidence Reviews

Vulnerable Groups in Burma and Access to Services

This report focuses on vulnerable groups in Burma and access to basic services. The first part of the report outlines groups considered to be vulnerable and marginalised. These include minority...
UNICEF/UN020367/Trong Quoc Nam
Background Reports

The Political Economy of Avian Influenza Response and Control in Vietnam

As a country suffering from large-scale AI outbreaks and receiving considerable international support, Vietnam provides a crucial case not to be missed in any analysis of the global AI crisis....
STEPS Centre
UNICEF | UNI181419 | Syzdlik
Background Reports

Risk, Modernity and the H5N1 Virus in Action in Indonesia: A Multi-Sited Study of the Threats of Avian and Human Pandemic Influenza

This thesis examines the Influenza A/H5N1 virus in action through an ethnographic study focused on the entwined concepts of risk and modernity. The objective is to explain why the response...
University of Sussex
UNICEF/UN020034/Gilbertson VII Photo
Evidence Reviews

Child Centred Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation: Roles of Gender and Culture in Indonesia

The principle aim of this research was to investigate the roles of gender and religion in child-centred disaster risk reduction (DRR). Moreover, and through participatory research, informal conversations and direct...
children in a changing climate research
Background Reports

Health through People’s Empowerment: A Rights-Based Approach to Participation

Analysis of the academic discourse on participation, empowerment, and the right to health since the 1978 Alma-Ata International Conference on Primary Health Care and the subsequent Alma-Ata Declaration shows that...
Health and Human Rights Journal
Background Reports

Early Response to the Emergence of Influenza A(H7N9) Virus in Humans in China: The Central Role of Prompt Information Sharing and Public Communication

In 2003, China’s handling of the early stages of the epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was heavily criticized and generally considered to be suboptimal. Following the SARS outbreak,...
Background Reports

The Political Economy of Avian Influenza in Thailand

Thailand is centrally located relative to the Avian Influenza epidemic and her response to the disease has important implications for disease control efforts both regionally and globally. A middle income...
STEPS Centre

Swine Flu: What Went Wrong?

Although the H1N1 ‘swine flu’ pandemic of 2009-10 was less severe than anticipated, the event revealed weaknesses in the world’s current configuration of planning for and responding to pandemic influenza,...
STEPS Centre

Untimely Ends and the Pandemic Imaginary

“Untimely ends” can then be best approached as transformative topoi between the symbolic order of really existing epidemics and the pandemic imaginary, as a vision of the (biological and ontological)...
Evidence Reviews

Health and the Urban Transition. Effects of Household Perceptions, Illness, and Environmental Pollution on Clean Water Investment

Recent efforts to reinvigorate the connections between urban planning and health have usefully brought the field back to one of its original roles. Current research, however, has focused on industrialized...
Evidence Reviews

Visions, Voices and Priorities of Young People Living With and Most Affected by HIV

This report shares perspectives and insights from young people from around the world living with and affected by HIV, who share their visions for realising and claiming their sexual and...
Background Reports

Strategic Review of DFID support to the Health and Population Sector in Pakistan and Recommendations for Future Support

The objective of this strategic review is to produce evidence-based options and recommendations for DFID’s strategy for engagement in Pakistan’s health and population sector over the next 3-5 years.The report...