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Following is a list of key documents pertaining to these Core Course. Many of the files presented below are in PDF.  You must have a PDF viewer to download these documents, and you may obtain a free copy at the Adobe Acrobat website.

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A 5-year Review of Progress Towards the Implementation of the Programme of Actions of ICPD (from the UNFPA web site) [80 kb / PDF]
Date of Publication: June 30, 1999
Document from the UNFPA web site at Twenty-first special session of the General Assembly for an overall review and appraisal of the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development: Report of the Secretary-General (5 October 1999)

A Quick History of Health Communication--Presentation [328 kb / PDF]
Author(s):  Mary Paterson
Date of Publication: September 13, 1999
PowerPoint presentation

Annotated Bibliography for HNP Costing Workshop
Author(s):  A. Creese
D. Parker
Date of Publication: August 31, 1999
Annotated Bibliography for HNP Costing Workshop on Reproductive Health, June 1998

Annoted Bibliography of Selected Costing Manuals [141 kb / PDF]
Date of Publication: January 01, 1998

Applied Political Analysis for Health Policy Reform--Link to Harvard University web site
Author(s):  Michael Reich
Date of Publication: December 13, 1996
From Current Issues in Public Health 1996, Harvard University.

Background Paper on Reproductive Health [108 kb / Microsoft Word]
Author(s):  Carla AbouZahr
Date of Publication: September 01, 1999
"Adapting to Change," Core Course on Population, Reproductive Health, and Health Sector Reform. World Bank Institute. The articulation of the concept of reproductive rights, accompanied by growing strength of the women’s movement and the advent of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, became the impetus behind the paradigm shift in reproductive health care that Cairo represents. Despite a generalised adoption of the Cairo wording, there still exist different ways of conceptualising reproductive health, which makes it hard to define its precise boundaries. It is also difficult to precisely assess the extent to which reproductive ill-health outcomes contributes to the overall burden of disease among different groups of people due to some disadvantages of the existing epidemiological databases and summary measures of population health such as DALYs. However, it is clear that the suffering associated with poor reproductive health is large, especially in developing countries, and more particularly among the poor, which implies its risk factors. Impact of poor reproductive health can be further investigated beyond maternal morbidity and mortality.

Background Paper on Reproductive Health--Slide Presentation [89 kb / PDF]
Author(s):  Carla AbouZahr
Date of Publication: September 07, 1999
Power Point Presentation for Adapting to Change Core Course.

Background: Asia's New Demographic Realities
Date of Publication: August 31, 1999
This background paper looks at Asia's changing demographics, and how dramatic increases have caused much concern about the negative effects of population growth, and the burdens that it places on developing countries in Asia.

Balloon Debate: "It's Not Just Sex: Why Economists Should be Interested in the Population Debate" [17 kb / PDF]
Date of Publication: September 07, 1999

Beginning the Design Process: Services and Service Delivery [201 kb / PDF]
Author(s):  Marc Mitchell
Date of Publication: September 13, 1999

Bolivia: Reproductive Health Costs and Financing
Date of Publication: September 07, 1999
This Power Point Presentation in PDF looks at Workshop Results on a study of Bolivia: Reproductive Health Costs and Financing.

But How Much Does it Cost? [19 kb / PDF]
Author(s):  Abdo Yazbeck
Date of Publication: September 13, 1999
1. What are the available resources for these set of interventions? 2. How much are we currently spending on these interventions? 3. What is the unit cost for the interventions being considered? 4. What is the additional cost needed in order to provide these interventions?

Cairo in Action: Uganda Profile (Draft) Report
Author(s):  Florence Mirembe
Rosalind Lubanga
Date of Publication: September 07, 1999
This study shows how, in order for certain changes to take place, resources must be made available to the health sector and other sectors that have an influence on the health system to enhance current efforts to ensure greater impact for overall reproductive health status and development of Uganda.

Calculating the Global Burden of Disease: Time for a Strategic Reappraisal? [386 mb / PDF]
Author(s):  Alan Williams
Date of Publication: January 01, 1999
Centre for Health Economics 8:1-8. John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.

Case Study: Benefit Incidence of Safe Motherhood Services in Vietnam [42 kb / PDF]
Author(s):  James C. Knowles
Date of Publication: December 07, 1999
The present case study focuses on safe motherhood services. It uses household and facility survey data collected by the General Statistics Office (GSO) of Vietnam in 1995-1996, together with estimates of health service delivery unit costs prepared earlier by the World Bank (1995), to prepare a benefit incidence analysis of safe motherhood services in Vietnam.

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