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Romania - Regional hospital analysis study : regional referral networks (English)

Romania lags behind other European Union (EU) countries in many health outcomes. The government of Romania plans to build three new regional hospitals in the North-West (NW), North-East (NE), and South-West (SW) regions. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000278 JUN 28, 2018

Mandeville,Kate; Petcu,Cristina Marilena Sorina; Moldovan,Sandu Ciprian; Dolean,Bogdan Eugen Disclosed

Long-run impacts of increasing tobacco taxes : evidence from South Africa (English)

Tobacco taxes are often considered regressive because the share of household budgets allocated to tobacco products is larger among low-income households than among high-income households. ... See More +

Working Paper 123800 FEB 26, 2018

Fuchs,Alan; Carmen,Giselle Del; Mukon,Alfred Kechia Disclosed

Tobacco price elasticity and tax progressivity in Moldova (English)

Tobacco-use–related diseases are the main cause of mortality in Moldova, where tobacco consumption is widely spread, especially among men. In addition to health concerns, tobacco consumption has economic consequences, as households spend substantial resources on tobacco and related out-of-pocket medical costs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8327 FEB 01, 2018

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Meneses Ponzini,Francisco Juan Alberto Disclosed

Cardiovascular, respiratory, and related disorders : disease control priorities - volume 5 (Vol. 5) (English)

Cardiovascular, respiratory, and related disorders (CVRDs) and conditions are responsible for a significant portion of the world’s health burden. ... See More +

Publication 121612 NOV 17, 2017

Prabhakaran,Dorairaj; Anand,Shuchi; Gaziano,Thomas A.; Mbanya,Jean-Claude; Wu,Yangfeng; Nugent,Rachel Disclosed

Mental health in transition : assessment and guidance for strengthening integration of mental health into primary health care and community-based service platforms in Ukraine (English)

Ukraine is undergoing important reforms in the health system, and there is an increasing interest among national as well as international actors in improving mental health services. ... See More +

Working Paper 120767 OCT 31, 2017

Weissbecker,Inka; Khan,Olga; Kondalova, Nataliia; Poole, Laura; Cohen,Jordana T. Ukrainian Disclosed

The cost of air pollution : strengthening the economic case for action (English)

The Cost of Air Pollution: Strengthening the economic case for action, a joint study of the World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), seeks to estimate the costs of premature deaths related to air pollution, to strengthen the case for action and facilitate decision making in the context of scarce resources. ... See More +

Working Paper 108141 SEP 08, 2016

Disclosed

On minimizing the risk of bias in randomized controlled trials in economics (English)

Estimation of empirical relationships is prone to bias. Economists have carefully studied sources of bias in structural and quasi-experimental approaches, but the randomized control trial (RCT) has only begun to receive such scrutiny. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7746 JUL 18, 2016

Eble,Alex; Boone,Peter; Elbourne,Diana Disclosed

Argentina - Protecting Vulnerable People Against Non-communicable Diseases Project (Spanish)

The development objective of the Protecting Vulnerable People Against Non-communicable Diseases (NCD) Project for Argentina is to contribute to: (i) improving the readiness of public health facilities to deliver higher quality NCD - services for vulnerable population groups and expanding the scope of selected services; and (ii) protecting vulnerable population groups against prevalent NCD risk factors. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD535 APR 30, 2015

English Disclosed

Tackling NCDIs in Cambodia : an opportunity for inter - and intra-sectoral synergies (English)

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a set of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, and diabetes that are on the rise in Cambodia. ... See More +

Brief 93389 NOV 01, 2014

Sanjoaquin, Miguel Disclosed

Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Roadmap Report (English)

This is a background document on preventing and controlling Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the Pacific, circulated June 2014 for consideration by the Joint Forum Economic and Pacific Health Ministers' Meeting held in July 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 89305 JUL 01, 2014

Disclosed

The economic costs of non-communicable diseases in the Pacific Islands : a rapid stock take of the situation in Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu (English)

There is increasing recognition that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are an important international and development issue globally, undermining health gains and imposing financial and economic costs on governments and households. ... See More +

Working Paper 86522 SEP 01, 2013

Anderson, Ian Disclosed

The global burden of disease : genertating evidence, guiding policy - Middle East and North Africa regional edition (English)

This report is based on seven papers for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 published in The Lancet (December 13, 2010; 380). This publication summarizes the global GBD 2010 findings as well as the regional findings for the Middle East and North Africa. ... See More +

Publication 80853 AUG 27, 2013

Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation University of Washington; Human Development Network the World Bank Arabic Disclosed

The economic burden of cancers on Indian households (English)

The authors assessed the burden of cancer on households’ out-of-pocket health spending, non-medical consumption, workforce participation, and debt and asset sales using data from a nationally representative health and morbidity survey in India for 2004 of nearly 74 thousand households. ... See More +

Journal Article 102485 AUG 12, 2013

Mahal,Ajay S.; Anup Karan; Victoria Y. Fan; Engelgau,Michael Maurice Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Agreement with SDC for TF072031 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement JUN 26, 2013

Shayne,Adam Disclosed

Verification in Results-Based Financing (RBF) : the case of the United Kingdom (English)

Paying health care providers performance based incentive payments is one form of Results-Based Financing (RBF). Verifying that providers have reached set performance thresholds is a crucial part of RBF program implementation and key to maintaining the transparency, fairness, and viability of the programs. ... See More +

Working Paper 77047 JAN 01, 2013

Cashin, Cheryl; Vergeer, Petra Disclosed

The economic impact on households and nations of NCDs : a review of existing evidence (English)

In developing countries, the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) disease and risk factor burdens are shifting toward the poor. Treating chronic diseases can be expensive. ... See More +

Journal Article 79436 SEP 14, 2011

Engelgau, Michael; Rosenhouse, Sandra; El-Saharty, Sameh; Mahal, Ajay Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Prevention and control of selected, non-communicable diseases in Sri Lanka : policy options and action (English)

Sri Lanka is now a middle income country and already at the advanced stages of aging and disease transitions. This report aims to stimulate policy dialogue for control and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and to improve the quality of NCD services to the people of Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Other Health Study 69239 OCT 01, 2010

Disclosed

Prevention and control of selected chronic NCDs in Sri Lanka : policy options and action (English)

Strategic decisions to reorient population-based prevention and clinic- and hospital-based care policies toward non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will enable healthier aging and reduce loss of productivity among the working-age population in Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Working Paper 57563 OCT 01, 2010

Engelgau, Michael; Okamoto, Kyoko; Navaratne, Kumari Vinodhani; Gopalan, Sundararajan Disclosed

Health enhancing foods : opportunities for strengthening developing countries (English)

Functional foods have entered the global markets with force in the past decade and have rapidly gained market share as value added products. Although the term "functional foods" currently lacks a common definition, this category is generally thought to include products that influence specific functions in the body and thereby offer benefits for health, well-being or performance, beyond their regular nutritional value. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 37067 JUN 01, 2006

Kotilainen, Liisa; Rajalahti, Riikka; Ragasa, Catherine; Pehu, Eija Disclosed

Cardiovascular Health (English)

In 2001, 16.6 million deaths globally were due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD); this figure will increase to 25 million by 2025. The two leading causes of death worldwide are cardiovascular coronary heart disease (which causes heart attack and heart failure) and cerebrovascular disease (which causes stroke). ... See More +

Brief 53654 JAN 01, 2003

Russian Disclosed

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Romania - Regional hospital analysis study : regional referral networks (English)
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JUN 28, 2018 AUS0000278 Working Paper
Long-run impacts of increasing tobacco taxes : evidence from South Africa (English)
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FEB 26, 2018 123800 Working Paper
Tobacco price elasticity and tax progressivity in Moldova (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 WPS8327 Policy Research Working Paper
Cardiovascular, respiratory, and related disorders : disease control priorities - volume 5 (Vol. 5) (English)
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NOV 17, 2017 121612 Publication
Mental health in transition : assessment and guidance for strengthening integration of mental health into primary health care and community-based service platforms in Ukraine (English)
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OCT 31, 2017 120767 Working Paper Ukrainian
The cost of air pollution : strengthening the economic case for action (English)
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SEP 08, 2016 108141 Working Paper
On minimizing the risk of bias in randomized controlled trials in economics (English)
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JUL 18, 2016 WPS7746 Policy Research Working Paper
Argentina - Protecting Vulnerable People Against Non-communicable Diseases Project (Spanish)
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APR 30, 2015 PAD535 Project Appraisal Document English
Tackling NCDIs in Cambodia : an opportunity for inter - and intra-sectoral synergies (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93389 Brief
Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Roadmap Report (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89305 Working Paper
The economic costs of non-communicable diseases in the Pacific Islands : a rapid stock take of the situation in Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 86522 Working Paper
The global burden of disease : genertating evidence, guiding policy - Middle East and North Africa regional edition (English)
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AUG 27, 2013 80853 Publication Arabic
The economic burden of cancers on Indian households (English)
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AUG 12, 2013 102485 Journal Article
Official Documents- Administration Agreement with SDC for TF072031 (English)
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JUN 26, 2013 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Verification in Results-Based Financing (RBF) : the case of the United Kingdom (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 77047 Working Paper
The economic impact on households and nations of NCDs : a review of existing evidence (English)
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SEP 14, 2011 79436 Journal Article
Sri Lanka - Prevention and control of selected, non-communicable diseases in Sri Lanka : policy options and action (English)
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OCT 01, 2010 69239 Other Health Study
Prevention and control of selected chronic NCDs in Sri Lanka : policy options and action (English)
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OCT 01, 2010 57563 Working Paper
Health enhancing foods : opportunities for strengthening developing countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 37067 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Cardiovascular Health (English)
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JAN 01, 2003 53654 Brief Russian