Public health

WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record

The World Health Organization (WHO) Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) serves as an essential instrument for the rapid and accurate dissemination of epidemiological information on cases and outbreaks of diseases under the International Health Regulations and on other communicable diseases of public health importance, including the newly emerging or re-emerging infections

id21 health - communicating development research

The new resource provides a searchable database of concise, easy-to-read summaries of research relevant to health policy in developing countries. A wide range of subjects is covered, including health sector reform, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, disease and disability, and environmental health. id21 Health also offers this information in a free email newsletter, 'id21HealthNews', for those with limited internet access.

Frontiers in Reproductive Health

Frontiers in Reproductive Health is a global operations research project that helps decisionmakers shape reproductive health policies and programs. It provides the empirical base for implementing successful, innovative, high-quality family planning and reproductive health programs.

Health Policy and Planning

Health Policy and Planning blends specialities such as epidemiology, health and development economics, management and social policy, planning and social anthropology.

ReproLine(r): Reproductive Health Online

ReproLine was developed by JHPIEGO, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University. JHPIEGO, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of women and families throughout the world, works to increase the number of qualified health professionals trained in modern reproductive healthcare, especially family planning. ReproLine was developed to provide all JHPIEGO trainers continued contact with JHPIEGO, support for their training activities and tools for their professional development. Everything on the ReproLine site is provided to support the needs of trainers in their many roles.

Family Health International

AIDS/HIV/STD, family planning, reproductive health and women's studies: Family Health International works to improve reproductive health around the world, with an emphasis on developing countries.

American Public Health Association

Resource for public health professionals - disease prevention and health promotion.

European Journal of Public Health

A multidisciplinary journal aimed at attracting contributions from epidemiology, health services research, management, ethics and law, health economics, social sciences and enviromental health

World Health News

An online news digest from the Center for Health Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health. The site covers critical public health issues from around the world. It is designed to be a resource for an international audience of policy makers and journalists as well as public health researchers, practitioners, and advocates.

An Overview of Health and Health care in South Africa 1994 2010: Priorities, Progress and Prospects for New Gains

Published by: 
Department of Health (South Africa)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This paper describes progress and challenges in efforts to improve the health of South Africans since 1994. It reviews the state of health and the health care system, identifies major accomplishments and shortcomings, and outlines some opportunities for new gains in national health priorities. The purpose of the paper is to help inform discussion of macro health policy and planning by identifying key riorities and opportunities for consideration.

Although restructuring of the public health sector post-1994 achieved substantial improvements in terms of access, rationalisation of health management and more equitable health expenditure, fifteen years later these early gains have been eroded by a greatly increased burden of disease related to HIV/AIDS, generally weak health systems management and low staff morale. The result is poor health outcomes relative to total health expenditure.

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