Local beliefs and behaviour change for preventing Ebola in Sierra Leone Dr Susie Miles introduces the Inclusive Learning Topic Guide Learning Achievement: Engaging with Evidence
 

Local beliefs and behaviour change for preventing Ebola in Sierra Leone

‘The Ebola epidemic ravaging parts of West Africa is the most severe acute public health emergency seen in modern times.  Never before in recorded history has a biosafety level four pathogen infected so many people so quickly, over such a broad geographical area, for so long’ (Margaret Chan, 26th September 2014, WHO). This report focuses [...]Read more >

Teacher holding hand of blind student, North Darfur, Sudan

Dr Susie Miles introduces the Inclusive Learning Topic Guide

The HEART Topic Guide brings together evidence on what works in inclusive learning for children aged 3 to 12 years with disabilities and/or difficulties in learning in low and middle income countries, and explores the role of inclusive approaches in contributing to inclusive societies and ultimately inclusive growth. Inclusive learning is defined in the Topic [...]Read more >

Waiting mothers shelter, Zimbabwe

Learning Achievement: Engaging with Evidence

This paper, developed in-house by DFID staff, is intended to be the first iteration of a ‘living document’ to explore in more detail the Learning Framework themes (see figure 1 below) and their relation to learning achievement. The idea is for this paper to bring together in-house synthesis work on existing evidence and to act [...]Read more >

Conflict and education: counting the costs

12 November 2014

Displaced school children study in makeshift classroom, Darfur, Sudan

It takes terrible events, such as the suicide bombing at a boys’ school in Potiskum or the kidnapping of the Chibok school girls, for the impact of conflict on education to hit the headlines. Education Under Attack 2014 records thousands of similar attacks. But even this is only the tip of the iceberg in terms [...]

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How can good practice be shared across decentralised structure to improve governance structures more widely?

12 November 2014

Mother and child in clinic getting treatment for malnutrition, Kenya

This is the third in a series of three blogs each addressing a specific question on ‘How can governance be strengthened in decentralised health systems’ from the session on District Performance hosted by PERFORM at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research 2014 in Cape Town. The PERFORM  consortium, funded by the European Union, is [...]

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How can managers and their teams be supported through workshops and mentoring to use their management decision space?

12 November 2014

Doctor attends to patient, North Darfur, Sudan

This is the second in a series of three blogs each addressing a specific question on ‘How can governance be strengthened in decentralised health systems’ from the session on District Performance hosted by PERFORM at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research 2014 in Cape Town. The PERFORM  consortium, funded by the European Union, is [...]

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What decision space or room for manoeuvre is available to health service managers within decentralised contexts and what key factors influence this?

12 November 2014

HIV patient receiving antiretroviral therapy medication, Rwanda

This is the first in a series of three blogs each addressing a specific question on ‘How can governance be strengthened in decentralised health systems’ from the session on District Performance hosted by PERFORM at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research 2014 in Cape Town. The PERFORM  consortium, funded by the European Union, [...]

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Seven things we can learn from the Ebola Epidemic in Uganda in 2000 – 2001

06 November 2014

Ugandan girls playing

By Sarah Ssali, Senior Lecturer, School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University Diseases such as Ebola highlight the importance of a holistic focus on health systems, as opposed to assuming that health is the preserve and concern of health professionals alone. This was the lesson Uganda learnt very quickly in managing the Ebola outbreak [...]

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Global leaders in New York – can they make progress on a new set of Development Goals?

06 November 2014

Climate March UNGA 2014

In September Presidents and Prime Ministers were in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Among the issues they grappled with, two were of special interest to the development community – first, how to tackle Climate Change, and second, to make progress on fixing a new set of development goals. Alongside the [...]

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Sebastiao Salgado, photographer, says Education should be key part of sustainable development

05 November 2014

A World of Dignity: education at the heart of sustainable development

In the third in a series of blogs from the UN General Assembly Steve Lewis reports from the New York launch of Genesis, the world famous photography exhibition. As I entered the International Centre of Photography  I was blown away by the powerful black and white photographs of the natural world, taken by the Brazilian [...]

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Climate Change Threatens Progress on Child Nutrition

05 November 2014

Steve Lewis from RESULTS reports on events in New York at the UN General Assembly In September I marched with over 300,000 people in New York, protesting against Climate Change and the weak global response so far.  But why was I marching on an environment issue when my work with RESULTS is to manage health [...]

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Categories: Agriculture, Childhood nutrition, Health, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Nutrition0 Comments

Local beliefs and behaviour change for preventing Ebola in Sierra Leone

04 November 2014

‘The Ebola epidemic ravaging parts of West Africa is the most severe acute public health emergency seen in modern times.  Never before in recorded history has a biosafety level four pathogen infected so many people so quickly, over such a broad geographical area, for so long’ (Margaret Chan, 26th September 2014, WHO). This report focuses [...]

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Educational technology and the impact on teaching and learning

23 October 2014

Children with Computer

A new Topic Guide on Educational Technology (edtech) has been launched bringing together evidence on the use of edtech and the impact on teaching and learning practices and learning outcomes. Produced by the DFID funded HEART programme at the Institute of Development Studies his Guide contributes to what we know about the relationship between edtech [...]

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