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Year: 2008
Learning ‘using’ technologies has become a global phenomenon
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Year: 2007
As the education and income levels of Canadians have risen, and as access to electronic media have made citizens better-informed about the political system, pressure has been placed on governments to provide their electorates with greater involvement in the public policy process
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Year: 2007
Disaster risk reduction (DRR) has emerged as an important agenda item in the development community
Year: 2007
In this issue of id21 insights, the focus is on health of mothers and babies:
  • Improving the health of mothers and babies - Breaking through health system constraints: Improving maternal health remains the most elusive of the Millennium Development Goals
  • Achieving universal coverage of maternal health care: Maternal health can only be improved if mothers receive care from pregnancy through to childbirth and beyond. For this to happen, health systems need to be strengthened with maternal, newborn and child health care at the core. For some countries this can be done relatively quickly, for others it will take far longer.
  • 'Too much care' threatens maternal health: Whilst the major focus of international advocacy and policy for maternal health is on enabling women to have access to skilled care during pregnancy and childbirth, some women face severe morbidity, even death, from an excess of maternity care.
  • The impact of maternal health on poverty: The links between poverty and poor maternal health are well established. Poorer countries experience the highest rates of maternal mortality, whilst maternal death and life-threatening and debilitating illness are higher among women from poorer households. However, there is now growing evidence that poor maternal health can also exacerbate poverty.
  • Shortages and shortcomings - The maternal health workforce crisis: Providing maternal care requires a viable and effective health workforce. In many countries, and certainly in all countries where maternal mortality is high, the size, skills and infrastructure of the workforce is inadequate.
  • Generating political priority to reduce maternal mortality: Why do some serious health issues receive significant attention from political leaders and others get very little? To achieve the Millennium Development Goal target of reducing maternal mortality, governments must prioritise this issue.
  • A forgotten priority - Maternal health service infrastructure: Weak health service infrastructure contributes to poor maternal health. Apart from inadequate skilled human resources, substandard infrastructure includes poor access to functioning equipment and a lack of essential drugs and supplies.

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Year: 2007
The presentation introduces the Asia Pacific Mountain Network, describing its aims and programme areas
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Year: 2007
This publication, the first in a series of reports covering the state of the information society on an annual basis, focuses on the theme of participation
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Year: 2007
This publication is a compilation of case studies describing how a cultural analysis can substantially influence development programmes
Year: 2007
During 2006, InfoAndina led a meeting of the Andean Initiative (AI) of the Mountain Partnership (MP) held in Lima
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Year: 2007
The area known as the Cerrado makes up nearly 25% of land in Brazil, and is characterised by its very high biodiversity
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Year: 2006
The United Nations Millennium Project Taskforce on Water and Sanitation puts the total global cost of achieving the water and sanitation targets at between $75bn and $143bn
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