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  • Strategic initiative for health workforce planning 

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    KIT Institute designs and implements a technical assistance approach to strengthen health workforce planning and ensure the right health workers are in the right place. Evidence-informed decision-making There is a shortage of health workers in many low-and middle-income countries (LMIC). The workers that are available are often not well distributed – with a concentration of […]

  • Education and Empowerment over Marriage: Key drivers of Child Marriage in Eastern and Western Provinces in Zambia, and how they can be addressed

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    Child marriage, defined as a legal or informal union between two people before one or both of them turn 18 years old, is a practice that is proportionately affects girls and is linked to several unfavourable health, developmental, familial and social outcomes (1). Eastern and Southern Africa are home to over 50 million child brides, […]

  • Evaluation of the Decade For Strengthening Human Resources for Health (2015-2024) in the WHO South-East Asian Region

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    KIT Institute and Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD) conducted a formative evaluation, to learn from the achievements of the last ten years, and identify remaining issues for health workforce strengthening in the region.

  • Professional societies of obstetrics and gynecology as agents of change in sexual and reproductive health

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    Figo’s 10-country safe abortion advocacy project in Africa and Latin America In 2019, FIGO started implementing its abortion project focusing on advocacy. The Advocacy for Safe Abortion (ASA) Project was conducted in partnership with 10 national professional societies of obstetrics and gynecology in Latin America and Africa. The project aimed to strengthen national societies, support […]

  • The role of healthcare providers in expanding legal abortion:Qualitative insights from Argentina, Ireland, and South Korea

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    Abortion laws are key in creating an enabling environment that facilitates the advancement of people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Around 50 countries have liberalized their abortion laws in the last decades by adding new grounds allowing abortion. The road toward the expansion of legal abortion is a long, highly sensitive, and difficult process. […]

  • Enabling targeted mass drug administration for schistosomiasis in north-western Tanzania

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    Exploring the use of geostatistical modeling to inform planning at sub-district level Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease in Tanzania affecting over 50% of the population. Current control strategies involve mass drug administration (MDA) campaigns at the district level, which have led to problems of over- and under-treatment in different areas. WHO guidelines have called for […]

  • Drivers of Child Marriage in Eastern and Western provinces in Zambia and effective preventions

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    Insights from the literature and stakeholders in Eastern and Western provinces The Break Free! Consortium in Zambia is – through a mixture of interventions that include lobby and advocacy – working towards reducing child marriage in Eastern province in Zambia, a province with a high child marriage rate (45.4% of women aged 20-24 were married […]

  • Community bylaws concerning sexual and reproductive health and rights in Traditional Authority Chiwalo, Machinga district, southern Malawi

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    To what extent are they responsive to young people’s needs? Community bylaws are commonly accepted mechanisms to influence behaviour change to achieve better health and development outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the uses, benefits, and potential downsides of community bylaws are largely unclear, especially regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of young people. […]

  • Third party monitoring for health in Afghanistan: the good, the bad and the ugly

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    Third party monitoring (TPM) is used in development programming to assess deliverables in a contract relationship between purchasers (donors or government) and providers (non-governmental organisations or non-state entities). In this paper, we draw from our experience as public health professionals involved in implementing and monitoring the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) and the Essential […]

  • Myrte Wassenaar

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    Myrte Wassenaar is a junior advisor in the health systems strengthening team at KIT Royal Tropical Institute. She is a conscientious medical doctor and researcher from the Netherlands who wishes to dedicate her knowledge and skills to strive towards equity and justice in health on a global scale. She has previously worked with the Barcelona […]

  • John Ifejube

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    John Ifejube is an epidemiologist with a background in geospatial sciences. He has been involved in various research that revolves around the spatial distribution of health outcomes. John is passionate about the use and development of analytical tools that help us understand the complex interplay between the environment and health which can help to mitigate […]

  • Research for Change: Assessing Responses to the Needs of Survivors of Sexual Violence in Humanitarian Settings

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    Findings from Aden, Lahj, Yemen Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) is one of the greatest protection, human rights and public health challenges that is present in all societies and is further exacerbated during humanitarian emergencies. In Yemen a nine-year-long conflict has prompted one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world. More than 23.4 […]