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  • Population Based National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey among Adults (>15 Years) in Pakistan, 2010–2011

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a global health problem. In 2014, an estimated 9.6 million people developed TB and 1.5 million died from the disease Currently, 22 high burden countries account for over 80% of world’s TB cases. Notification data in these countries often do not reflect the actual number of cases in the country due to incomplete coverage and absence of appropriate surveillance systems. Thus, direct measurement of the burden of disease through TB prevalence surveys remains key for understanding the spread and extent of the disease and aid in developing appropriate control measures in these settings

    Authors
    M. Straetemans, et al.
    Year of Publication
    2016
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  • White Paper: Conceptual model of women and girls’ empowerment

    What does empowerment of women and girls mean? The White Paper that was developed as the first component of this project sought to address this question. A conceptual model on empowerment of women and girls was developed in close partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The model aims to provide conceptual clarity and a common language on what empowerment of women and girls means for the foundation. The White Paper defines empowerment of women and girls as ‘the expansion of choice and strengthening of voice through the transformation of power relations, so women and girls have more control over their lives and futures. It is both a process and an outcome’.

    Authors
    Anouka van Eerdewijk, Franz Wong, Julie Newton, Chloe Vaast
    Year of Publication
    2016
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  • Routine or targeted HIV screening of Indonesian prisoners

    Routine HIV screening of prisoners is generally recommended, but rarely implemented in low-resource settings. Targeted screening can be used as an alternative. Both strategies may provide an opportunity to start HIV treatment but no formal comparisons have been done of these two strategies. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

    Authors
    P. Zwanikken, et al.
    Year of Publication
    2016
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  • Brochure MI+ Bangladesh

    Exploring new ways of improving sexual health and wellbeing of young MSM in Bangladesh through a Motivational Intervention (MI+) approach

    Authors
    Pam Baatsen, Anke van der Kwaak
    Year of Publication
    2016
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  • Ideation of Small Medium Enterprise services in cocoa growing communities in Ghana

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute was commissioned by Solidaridad, in partnership with Marks & Spencer, to understand the unmet needs of cocoa growing communities in Ghana, ideate new SME service concepts and develop high-level business models. The study was to also provide Solidaridad with a roadmap to foster SME development.

    Authors
    A. Laven, P. van Heck
    Year of Publication
    2016
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  • Impact assessment and the quest for the Holy Grail

    Evaluation is seen as vital for both accountability and learning purposes. This involves understanding not only what worked but also the process of change and why and how an intervention worked. Donors, programme managers and evaluators often claim to seek not only successful outcomes, but the ‘holy grail’ of impact. This paper surveys the minefield of what impact is and how it can be reliably assessed, from the perspectives of proponents favouring (quasi)experimental, quantitative designs to those oriented towards the qualitative.

    Authors
    Roger Bymolt
    Year of Publication
    2015
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  • A qualitative assessment of health extension workers’ relationships with the community and health sector in Ethiopia: opportunities for enhancing maternal health performance

    Health extension workers (HEWs) in Ethiopia have a unique position, connecting communities to the health sector. This intermediary position requires strong interpersonal relationships with actors in both the community and health sector, in order to enhance HEW performance. This study aimed to understand how relationships between HEWs, the community and health sector were shaped, in order to inform policy on optimizing HEW performance in providing maternal health services.

    Authors
    M Kok, M. Dieleman, et al.
    Year of Publication
    2015
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  • Trust and trust relations from the providers’ perspective: the case of the healthcare system in India

    Commentators suggest that there is an erosion of trust in the relations between different actors in the health system in India. This paper presents the results of an exploratory study of the situation of providers in an urban setting in western India, the nature of their relations in terms of trust and what influences these relations. The data on relationships of trust were collected through interviews and focus group discussions with key informants, including public and private providers, regulators, managers and societal actors, such as patients/citizens, politicians and the media.

    Authors
    S. Kane, Michael Calnan, Anjali Radkar
    Year of Publication
    2015
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  • Gender Matters in Farm Power

    This study explores how gender matters in small-scale farm power mechanization in African agriculture, particularly in maize-based systems. It investigates how intra-household gender dynamics affect women’s articulation of demand for and adoption of mechanization in Ethiopia and Kenya. The study offers a conceptual approach to grasp these gender dynamics, a gender analysis methodology, and a set of recommendations. The central research question is: How do intra-household gender dynamics affect women’s articulation of demand for and adoption of mechanization?

    Authors
    Anouka van Eerdewijk, K. Danielsen
    Year of Publication
    2015
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  • Planning the unplannable: designing value chain interventions for impact @ scale

    Value chain development approaches seldom deliver large scale impact. Based on the examination of five cases where impact at scale was realised, recommendations are offered to increase the chances of value chain interventions contributing to impact at scale.

    Authors
    Peter Gildemacher , Mirjam Schoonhoven , Anna Laven , Wouter Kleijn, Marije Boomsma, Ellen Mangnus, Kati Oudendijk , Jacqueline Sluijs
    Year of Publication
    2015
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  • Costs and cost-effectiveness of community health workers: evidence from a literature review

    This study sought to synthesize and critically review evidence on costs and cost-effectiveness of community health worker (CHW) programmes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to inform policy dialogue around their role in health systems.

    Authors
    K. Vaughan, M Kok, S. Witter, M. Dieleman
    Year of Publication
    2015
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  • Understanding the motivation and performance of community health volunteers involved in the delivery of health programmes in Kampala, Uganda: a realist evaluation

    This paper presents the results of a realist evaluation that aimed to understand how, why and under what circumstances a Red Cross (RC) capacity building intervention influences the motivation and the performance of RC community health volunteers involved in the delivery of an immunisation programme in Kampala, Uganda

    Authors
    S. Kane
    Year of Publication
    2015
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  • Nigerian Realities: Can we ignore Traditional Leadership in developing successful CBR?

    The Hausas are the largest ethnic group in Northern Nigeria. Traditionally, Hausaland was divided into kingdoms, which were ruled by a Sarki (king or chief) (Wall, 1988). Within Hausaland, a hierarchy of different officials was present, with titles such as SarkinKasuwa (Chief of the market) or SarkinMakafi (Chief of the blind) (Onwuejeogwu, 1999). The emir of the state controls all the Sarakuna (plural of Sarki). Today, the hierarchy of traditional leaders still exists in Northern Nigeria and is influential at the local government level, especially when religious or security matters are at stake (Miles, 1987). It is however unclearwhat influence traditional leaders have on the socio-economic position of persons with disabilities.

    Authors
    Post E.
    Year of Publication
    2015
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  • News Letter for the Post-Ebola Resilience Programme – December 2015

    On the 14th of December 2015, several representatives of the Post-Ebola
    Resilience Consortium met informally at the KIT in the Netherlands. This two year programme was launched during the first Consortium meeting in July 2015 at the Njala University (Sierra Leone). This is the first consultation meeting since the launch of the programme and included the representatives of each of the three Work Packages (WPs).

    Year of Publication
    2015
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  • Cost-effectiveness of community-based practitioner programmes in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Kenya

    The aim of the present study is to assess the cost–effectiveness of community-based practitioner programmes with different design features across three countries – Ethiopia, Indonesia and Kenya – in which these initiatives have been implemented to scale.

    Authors
    Barbara McPake, Ijeoma Edoka, Sophie Witter, Karina Kielmann, Miriam Taegtmeyer, Marjolein Dieleman, Kelsey Vaughan, Elvis Gama, Maryse Kok, Daniel Datiko, Lillian Otiso, Rukhsana Ahmed, Neil Squires, Chutima Suraratdechah, Giorgio Cometto
    Year of Publication
    2015
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  • Speaking to men’s sense of responsibility

    Issue no.1

    Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) is a major focus area in South Sudan’s national health policy; the Reproductive Health Strategic Plan (2013-2016) has identified family planning as a key strategy for achieving the nation’s reproductive and public health goals. The strategy includes the launch of a national health and family life education campaign, initiatives to help couples make informed choices, and explicitly to encourage the involvement of men in the process.

    Year of Publication
    2015
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  • Shaping Sustainable Development through Eco-entrepreneurship

    Authors
    R. Bymolt
    Year of Publication
    2015
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  • First-line health care provider performance in the management of common skin diseases using an algorithmic approach as a diagnostic tool in Kano State, Nigeria

    Skin diseases are common and cause considerable morbidity worldwide. Lack of awareness of symptoms among the majority of lay people1,2 and lack of knowledge about skin diseases among first- and second-line health care providers have contributed to underestimations.3 Household surveys (including people not seeking treatment) before 2000 report point prevalence rates of 27%–53%,2,4,5 while it was 62%–87%6,7 after 2000. This increase may be due to the rising industrialization in developing countries, or different definitions of skin diseases as suggested by Abdel-Hafez et al.6 In Sub-Saharan Africa, population-based studies in primary schools report point prevalence rates of 27% and 74%.811 Community-based studies by Mahé et al12 and Odueko et al13 report that respectively 11.7% and 9.8% of the patients consulted primary health centers with skin-related symptoms.

    Authors
    Post E., et al.
    Year of Publication
    2015
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  • Recruitment and retention of health professionals across Europe: A literature review and multiple case study research

    Many European countries are faced with health workforce shortages and the need to develop effective recruitment and retention (R&R) strategies. Yet comparative studies on R&R in Europe are scarce. This paper provides an overview of the measures in place to improve the R&R of health professionals across Europe and offers further insight into the evidence base for R&R; the interaction between policy and organisational levels in driving R&R outcomes; the facilitators and barriers throughout these process; and good practices in the R&R of health professionals across Europe. The study adopted a multi-method approach combining an extensive literature review and multiple-case study research. 64 publications were included in the review and 34 R&R interventions from 20 European countries were included in the multiple-case study. We found a consistent lack of evidence about the effectiveness of R&R interventions. Most interventions are not explicitly part of a coherent package of measures but they tend to involve multiple actors from policy and organisational levels, sometimes in complex configurations. A list of good practices for R&R interventions was identified, including context-sensitivity when implementing and transferring interventions to different organisations and countries. While single R&R interventions on their own have little impact, bundles of interventions are more effective. Interventions backed by political and executive commitment benefit from a strong support base and involvement of relevant stakeholders.

    Authors
    M. Dieleman
    Year of Publication
    2015
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  • Ensuring financial access to quality care

    Issue no. 2

    Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) is a major focus area in South Sudan’s national health policy; the Reproductive Health Strategic Plan (2013-2016) has identified the improvement of access to and utilization of health facilities by all individuals as a key strategy for achieving the nation’s reproductive and public health goals. The strategy focuses on increasing access to and utilization of antenatal care, postnatal care and facility/skilled deliveries .

    Year of Publication
    2015
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