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COVID-19 Supporting Marginalised Populations in South East Asia

Formal welfare mechanisms are less able to reach these vulnerable groups.
2020
UNICEF/Sujan
Briefings

COVID-19 in the Context of Conflict and Displacement – Myanmar

Key considerations focusing on how conflict, displacement and inter-communal tensions may influence disease control in Myanmar.
SSHAP
2020
UNICEF/UNI186569/Pflanz
Background Reports

Knowledge of, Attitudes toward, and Preventive Practices relating to Cholera and Oral Cholera Vaccine among Urban High-Risk Groups: Findings of a Cross-Sectional Study in Dhaka, Bangladesh

In endemic countries such as Bangladesh, consequences of cholera place an enormous financial and social burden on patients and their families. Cholera vaccines not only provide health benefits to susceptible  populations but also have effects on the earning capabilities and…
BMC Public Health
2013
UNICEF/UN043342/UNICEF/UNI122066/Haque
Briefings

Cultural Epidemiology of Pandemic Influenza in Urban and Rural Pune, India: A Cross-Sectional, Mixed-Methods Study

The objective of this study was to identify and compare socio-cultural features of pandemic influenza with reference to illness-related experience, meaning and behaviour in urban and rural areas of India. Cross-sectional, mixed-methods, cultural epidemiological survey with vignette-based interviews. Semi-structured explanatory…
BMJ Open
2014
Background Reports

Gender-Based Violence Among Documented Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

The Rohingya, a Muslim minority group from the northern part of Rakhine State (formerly Arakan) in Myanmar, is among the most vulnerable of the world’s refugee communities. This study aims to shed light on gender-based violence among documented Rohingya refugees…
Indian Journal of Gender Studies
2014
UNICEF/UNI88943/Purushotham
Evidence Reviews

Health Shocks and Coping Strategies. State Health Insurance Scheme of Andhra Pradesh, India

The objectives of the study are three-fold: to investigate who are vulnerable to welfare loss from health shocks, what are the household responses to cope with the economic burden of health shocks and if policy responses like state health insurance…
UNU-WIDER
2014
UNICEF/UNI142063/Greco
Evidence Reviews

Impact of Post-Conflict Development Interventions on Maternal Healthcare Utilization

We evaluate the effectiveness of a post-conflict development programme on maternal health-care utilization in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. Our work varies from conventional impact evaluation studies because of the inclusion of two post-conflict psychosocial risks: the household’s actual…
UNU-WIDER
2016
UNICEF/UNI181423/Syzdlik
Background Reports

The Political Economy of Avian Influenza in Indonesia

Why is the response to H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) so challenged in Indonesia? Why did the virus spread so fast, and why has the disease persisted? Are there features of the country and its culture that encourage or…
STEPS Centre
2009
UNICEF/UN038738/Romana
Briefings

Is the Health System Response Out of Sync with the Demands of the Islanders in the Indian Sundarbans?

Five years ago, a mid-summer nightmare named Aila crashed on the Sundarbans with murderous fury and wreaked destruction beyond repair. On May 25, 2009 the tropical cyclone hit the Sundarbans in India and Bangladesh with a wind speed of 110…
IDS
2014
UNICEF/UNI184737/Page
Briefings

Focus on Nepal Earthquake and Earthquakes in Southern Asia

Nepal witnessed a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25th April and a 7.3 quake on 12th May, the worst natural disasters since 1900 in terms of number of dead, population affected and economic losses (A). The earthquakes killed more than 9,000 people…
CRED
2015
UNICEF/UN034594/Afonso
Background Reports

Looking Upstream: Enhancers of Child Nutritional Status in post-Flood Rural Settings

Child undernutrition and flooding are highly prevalent public health issues in many developing countries, yet we have little understanding of preventive strategies for effective coping in these circumstances. Education has been recently highlighted as key to reduce the societal impacts…
PeerJ
2016
UNICEF/UNI176804/Ryeng
Background Reports

The International Response to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: Science, Policy and Politics

Over the last decade, the avian influenza virus, H5N1, has spread across most of Asia and Europe and parts of Africa. In some countries – including Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Egypt – the avian disease has probably become…
STEPS Centre
2008
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