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July 1996 - present

 

This series is produced by the Health, Nutrition, and Population Family (HNP) of the World Bank's Human Development Network. The papers in this series aim to provide a vehicle for publishing preliminary results on HNP topics to encourage discussion and debate and to improve outcomes for the poor and protect vulnerable populations against the impoverishing effects of illness. Best practice examples of both global and regional relevance are presented through thematic reviews, analytical work, and case studies.

 

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Managing tuberculosis and occupational health in the mining sector in Southern Africa : A compendium of knowledge : Managing tuberculosis and occupational health in the mining sector in Southern Africa (English)

Given the magnitude and the complexity of factors associated with tuberculosis (TB) in the mining sector in southern Africa, no sector or actor is solely equipped to effectively tackle the issue. ... See More +

Working Paper 127864 JUN 01, 2018

Osewe,Patrick Lumumba; Nkrumah,Yvonne Disclosed

Supporting the National Action Plan on Nutrition (English)

In January 2016 the Government of Bangladesh requested technical assistance from the World Bank and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to estimate the cost of implementing nutrition actions considered for the inclusion in the country’s Second National Plan of Action for Nutrition (NPAN2) and to assist with the prioritization of scale up of the nutrition action over the coming 10 years. ... See More +

Working Paper 126289 APR 01, 2018

Shekar,Meera; Mehta,Michelle Ashwin; Kakietek,Jakub Jan; Provo,Anne Marie; Sharmin,Farhana Disclosed

Social inclusion : what does it mean for health policy and practice? (English)

This paper applies the tenets of social inclusion to health policy and practice, arguing that achieving the goal of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) will be impossible without considering social and economic inclusion. ... See More +

Working Paper 121584 NOV 01, 2017

Evans,Timothy Grant; Palu,Toomas; Wilson,David; Das,Maitreyi Bordia Disclosed

Maternal and child health : the World Bank Group's response to sutainable development goal 3 : Target 3.1 and 3.2 (English)

The aim of this paper is to explore the advances made in maternal and child health (MCH) over the past 25 years, analyzing World Bank Group (WBG) operational investments in MCH, as countries shift their focus to the sustainable development goals (SDGs). ... See More +

Working Paper 121500 SEP 01, 2017

Quinlan-Davidson,Meaghen Bridget Anne; Gordillo-Tobar,Amparo Elena; Mills,Samuel Lantei Disclosed

Awareness of health insurance benefits in the Philippines : what do people know and how? (English)

In recent years, the Philippines has seen a rapid expansion of health insurance coverage, especially among the poor. In particular, the implementation of the 2012 Sin Tax Law, which increased tobacco and alcohol excise tax and earmarked most of the incremental revenues for PhilHealth premium subsidies for indigent households, contributed to an increase in the number of families receiving government-subsidized health insurance from 5.2 million to 15.3 million poor families and senior citizens between 2012 and 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper 116646 MAR 01, 2017

Bredenkamp,Caryn; Capuno,Joseph; Kraft,Aleli; Poco,Louis; Quimbo,Stella; Antonio Tan, Jr.,Carlos Disclosed

Expansion of health insurance in the Philippines : evidence from panel data (English)

In December 2012, the government of the Philippines passed the Sin Tax Law (RA 10351) which restructured and raised tobacco and alcohol taxes, while earmarking 85 percent of the incremental revenues for health. ... See More +

Working Paper 116647 MAR 01, 2017

Bredenkamp,Caryn; Capuno,Joseph; Kraft,Aleli; Poco,Louis; Quimbo,Stella; Antonio Tan, Jr. Carlos Disclosed

Optimization of investments for response to HIV in Peru : Optimización de las inversiones para la respuesta al VIH en Perú (Spanish)

El objetivo del estudio es analizar alternativas de asignación de recursos que logren maximizar resultados de salud, así como estimar el costo de algunas de las metas planteadas en el Plan Estratégico Multianual VIH de Perú. ... See More +

Working Paper 126752 JAN 01, 2017

Prieto,Lorena; Montañez,Vilma; Petravic,Janka; Reporter,Iyanoosh; Medici,Andre C.; Lavadenz,Fernando; Stuart, Robyn M.; Wilson, David P. Disclosed

Scaling Up Nutrition in Guinea-Bissau : What Will it Cost? : Scaling up nutrition in Guinea-Bissau : what will it cost? (English)

This paper builds on global experience and Guinea-Bissau's specific context to identify an effective nutrition approach along with costs and benefits of key nutrition interventions. ... See More +

Working Paper 113817 JAN 01, 2017

Kakietek,Jakub Jan; Castro Henriques,Antonio Maria; Schultz,Linda Brooke; Mehta,Michelle Ashwin; Eberwein, Julia Dayton; Akuoku,Jonathan Kweku; Moreira, Ivone Menezes; Balde, Fanceni Henriques; Araujo,Edson Correia; Shekar,Meera Disclosed

Scaling Up Nutrition in Guinea-Bissau : What Will it Cost? (Portuguese)

This paper builds on global experience and Guinea-Bissau's specific context to identify an effective nutrition approach along with costs and benefits of key nutrition interventions. ... See More +

Working Paper 113817 JAN 01, 2017

Kakietek,Jakub Jan; Castro Henriques,Antonio Maria; Mehta,Michelle Ashwin; Eberwein,Julia Dayton; Akuoku,Jonathan Kweku; Moreira,Ivone Menezes; Balde,Fanceni Henriques; Araujo,Edson Correia; Shekar,Meera English Disclosed

The double burden of malnutrition in East Asia and the Pacific : evidence and lessons for a multisectoral response (English)

Global trends indicate that overlapping burdens of undernutrition and overnutrition—the double burden of malnutrition (DBM)—are the new normal (IFPRI 2014); indeed, most East Asia and Pacific (EAP) countries now have a DBM problem. ... See More +

Working Paper 112852 DEC 01, 2016

Shrimpton,Roger; Mbuya,Nkosinathi Vusizihlobo; Provo,Anne Marie Disclosed

The Pakistan Expanded Program on Immunization and the National Immunization Support Project : an economic analysis (English)

Pakistan faces a formidable challenge in eliminating the polio virus from the country. With transmission of the polio virus substantially slowing in the Africa region, the only two countries worldwide with ongoing endemic polio transmission may soon be Pakistan and Afghanistan. ... See More +

Working Paper 111815 NOV 01, 2016

Haque,Minhaj Ul; Waheed,Muhammad; Masud,Tayyeb; Malick, Wasim Shahid; Yunus,Hammad; Rekhi,Rahul; Oelrichs,Robert; Kucheryavenko,Oleg Disclosed

Population and development in the Sahel : policy choices to catalyze a demographic dividend (English)

The demographic transition in the Sahel region has been slower than that in the rest of the world. Although child mortality rates have declined in recent decades, they are still higher in West Africa than in other regions. ... See More +

Working Paper 108928 AUG 01, 2016

Shekar,Meera; Yazbeck,Abdo S.; Hasan,Rifat Afifa; Bakilana,Anne Margreth Disclosed

Learning from the mexican experience with taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and energy-dense foods of low nutritional value : poverty and social impact analysis (English)

Faced with a large and increasing obesity epidemic, the Mexican Government in the last years has increased efforts to prevent and control it. In October 2013, Mexico’s Congress passed legislation imposing taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and calorie-dense foods of low nutritional value. ... See More +

Working Paper 106595 JUN 01, 2016

Bonilla-Chacin,Maria Eugenia; Iglesias,Roberto Magno; Suaya,Agustina Sara; Trezza,Claudia; Macías,Claudia Disclosed

East Africa - Public health laboratory networking project : evaluation of performance-based financing for public health laboratories in Rwanda (English)

This report summarizes the main findings from the application of performance based incentives linked to progress on a standardized, globally recognized metric - the stepwise laboratory improvement process towards accreditation (SLIPTA) checklist - under the East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project (EAPHLNP) in Rwanda. ... See More +

Working Paper 105015 APR 01, 2016

Kumar, Meghan; Lehmann,Joel Thomas; Rucogoza,Aniceth; Kayobotsi, Claver; Das,Ashis Kumar; Schneidman,Miriam Disclosed

Qualitative research to enhance the evaluation of results-based financing programmes : the promise and the reality (English)

This Discussion Paper presents the approach, findings, and recommendations from a desk review of the qualitative research conducted within Results-Based Financing programmes (RBF) under the Health Results Innovations Trust Fund (HRITF). ... See More +

Working Paper 103670 FEB 01, 2016

Cataldo,Fabian; Kielmann,Karina Disclosed

Adolescent fertility and sexual health in Nigeria (English)

This study examines the determinants of adolescent sexual behavior and fertility in Nigeria, with a special focus on knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of adolescents aged 10-19 years old in Karu Local Government Authority (LGA), a peri-urban area near the capital city of Abuja. ... See More +

Working Paper 103667 JAN 31, 2016

Cortez,Rafael A.; Saadat,Seemeen; Marinda,Edmore; Odutolu,Oluwole Disclosed

Addressing adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Niger (English)

The aim of the study is to better understand adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs in order to inform the design of interventions and policies that improve access to and use of adolescent SRH services in Niger. ... See More +

Working Paper 104964 JAN 01, 2016

Barroy,Helene; Cortez,Rafael A.; Le Jean,Nora; Wang,Hui Disclosed

Cancer care and control South-South knowledge exchange (English)

Worldwide, deaths from cancer exceed those caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis, and malaria combined. ... See More +

Working Paper 100898 NOV 01, 2015

Schneidman,Miriam; Jeffers,Joanne Bennett; Duncan, Kalina Disclosed

Financing the frontline : an analytical review of provincial administrations' rural health expenditure 2006-2012 (English)

Financing the frontline updates the expenditure analysis carried out in below the glass floor (2013) and tests whether the spending patterns emerging in 2009 and 2010 in Papua New Guinea have been sustained or improved in 2011 and 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper 103552 SEP 01, 2015

Cairns,Alan Thomas; Hou,Xiaohui Disclosed

Verification of performance in Results-Based Financing (RBF) : the case of Afghanistan (English)

The Ministry of Public Health in Afghanistan implements a supply-side results-based financing (RBF) scheme to improve the provision of a standardized basic package of health services (BPHS) to its population. ... See More +

Working Paper 103694 AUG 01, 2015

Cashin,Cheryl; Fleisher,Lisa; Hashemi,Tawab Disclosed

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Managing tuberculosis and occupational health in the mining sector in Southern Africa : A compendium of knowledge : Managing tuberculosis and occupational health in the mining sector in Southern Africa (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127864 Working Paper
Supporting the National Action Plan on Nutrition (English)
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APR 01, 2018 126289 Working Paper
Social inclusion : what does it mean for health policy and practice? (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121584 Working Paper
Maternal and child health : the World Bank Group's response to sutainable development goal 3 : Target 3.1 and 3.2 (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 121500 Working Paper
Awareness of health insurance benefits in the Philippines : what do people know and how? (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 116646 Working Paper
Expansion of health insurance in the Philippines : evidence from panel data (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 116647 Working Paper
Optimization of investments for response to HIV in Peru : Optimización de las inversiones para la respuesta al VIH en Perú (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2017 126752 Working Paper
Scaling Up Nutrition in Guinea-Bissau : What Will it Cost? : Scaling up nutrition in Guinea-Bissau : what will it cost? (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113817 Working Paper
Scaling Up Nutrition in Guinea-Bissau : What Will it Cost? (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2017 113817 Working Paper English
The double burden of malnutrition in East Asia and the Pacific : evidence and lessons for a multisectoral response (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 112852 Working Paper
The Pakistan Expanded Program on Immunization and the National Immunization Support Project : an economic analysis (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 111815 Working Paper
Population and development in the Sahel : policy choices to catalyze a demographic dividend (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 108928 Working Paper
Learning from the mexican experience with taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and energy-dense foods of low nutritional value : poverty and social impact analysis (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106595 Working Paper
East Africa - Public health laboratory networking project : evaluation of performance-based financing for public health laboratories in Rwanda (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2016 105015 Working Paper
Qualitative research to enhance the evaluation of results-based financing programmes : the promise and the reality (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2016 103670 Working Paper
Adolescent fertility and sexual health in Nigeria (English)
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JAN 31, 2016 103667 Working Paper
Addressing adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Niger (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2016 104964 Working Paper
Cancer care and control South-South knowledge exchange (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2015 100898 Working Paper
Financing the frontline : an analytical review of provincial administrations' rural health expenditure 2006-2012 (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2015 103552 Working Paper
Verification of performance in Results-Based Financing (RBF) : the case of Afghanistan (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2015 103694 Working Paper