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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. Vietnam is also interesting because of two paradoxes in her…
STEPS Centre
2009
UNICEF/UN020221/Quan
Background Reports

Researching Social Policy

The 1990s saw a remarkable change in the rhetoric of international donor and lender agencies. The “magic of the market” paradigm of the previous decade gave way to a “balanced” strategy in which the state had a crucial role to…
IDS
2003
UNICEF/UNI164691/Noorani
Background Reports

Changing Understandings of HIV and AIDS through Treatment Interactions

The problem of HIV internationally has many wide ranging impacts on people, communities and countries’ development. In the last decade antiretroviral (ARV) treatment has emerged as the major scientific-technical solution, albeit a costly one. Access to ARV treatment is of…
2011
UNICEF/UNI186561/Mugabe
Background Reports

To Pandemic or Not? Reconfiguring Global Responses to Influenza

Examining the political economy of knowledge in responses to the 2009-10 influenza pandemic, this paper argues that globally, and in many individual nations, techno-scientific narratives constructed by bio-medical actor networks failed to correspond with the more variegated narratives of multifarious…
STEPS Centre
2012
UNICEF/UNI181858/de Mun
Briefings

The Pathology of Inequality: Gender and Ebola in West Africa

The international response to Ebola has been decried for being ‘too slow, too little, too late’. As well as racing to respond, we need to consider what has happened over the past decades to leave exposed fault lines that enabled…
IDS
2015
UNICEF/UN015884/Bahaji
Briefings

The ‘One Man Can’ Model: Community Mobilisation as an Approach to Promote Gender Equality and Reduce HIV Vulnerability in South Africa

This story of change pulls out the key findings and recommendations from EMERGE case study 6, which focuses on the One Man Can initiative in South Africa. The initiative works through community mobilisation to question gender norms and improve knowledge…
IDS
2015
UNICEF/UNI165149/Lovell
Briefings

‘One hand can’t clap by itself’: Engagement of Boys and Men in KMG’s Intervention to Eliminate FGM-C in Kembatta Zone, Ethiopia

This story of change pulls out the key findings and recommendations from EMERGE case study 3, which focuses on the work of KMG to eliminate female genital mutilation-cutting in Ethiopia.
IDS
2015
UNICEF/UNI197754/Nazer
Evidence Reviews

Developing, Implementing and Evaluating the SOFIE Model: Supporting Increased Educational Access for Vulnerable Pupils in Malawi

Against the context of underlying poverty, HIV/AIDS and an over-stretched and underresourced education system, many children in Malawi have reduced and sporadic access to schooling and are at risk of permanent dropout. Evidence from the sub-Saharan Africa(SSA) region suggests that…
SOFIE
2011
UNICEF/UNI186562/Mugabe
Background Reports

Polio Vaccines – Difficult to Swallow The Story of a Controversy in Northern Nigeria

Global health and poverty reduction discourses have recognised immunisation as one of the most affordable and effective means of reducing child mortality and in a broader sense, as an essential contribution to poverty reduction efforts. While immunisation comes with countless…
IDS
2006
UNICEF/UNI177579/Richter
Evidence Reviews

Access to Conventional Schooling for Children and Young People Affected by HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: A Cross-National Review of Recent Research Evidence

This paper examines the evidence on access to conventional schooling for children and young people affected by HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and makes recommendations for the further development of the SOFIE Project. The findings reveal the highly complex…
SOFIE
2008
UNICEF/UNI186564/Mugabe
Background Reports

The Social Dynamics of Infant Immunisation in Africa: Perspectives from the Republic of Guinea

Infant immunisation is currently a focus of national and global policy attention in relation to Africa as a key means to address ill-health and contribute to the Millennium Development Goals. Yet vaccination coverage is stagnant or falling in many African…
IDS
2006
UNICEF/UNI155431/Ohanesian
Background Reports

Childhood Vaccination and Society in The Gambia: Public Engagement with Science and Delivery

This paper examines public engagement with routine vaccination delivery, and vaccine trials and related medical research, in The Gambia. Its approach is rooted in social and medical anthropology and ethnographic methods, but combines insights from the sociology of scientific knowledge,…
IDS
2004
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