Tag: Education

Conditional Cash Transfer Programs to Improve Child Health

| April 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Conditional Cash Transfer Programs to Improve Child Health

Conditional cash transfer programs have been instituted around the globe to address the intergenerational effects of poverty on child health. They now exist in over thirty countries, frequently targeting nutrition and education as the primary factors impacting child health.

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Explaining the Health Effects of Women’s Schooling in the Developing World

| May 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
Explaining the Health Effects of Women’s Schooling in the Developing World

Global health research has long faced a paradox: That the school attainment of mothers is associated – strongly, independently and in most less-developed countries – with reduced child mortality and other beneficial health outcomes, but no consensus has emerged about why or how this happens. A new book from our Project on Maternal Schooling at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Literacy and Mothering, tackles this problem directly, not only with a detailed theoretical explanation but also with evidence from literacy assessments of mothers in four countries: Mexico, Nepal, Venezuela and Zambia.

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Secondary Education for Females: A Primary Way to Prevent Overpopulation

| November 17, 2011 | 1 Comment
Secondary Education for Females: A Primary Way to Prevent Overpopulation

By Beth Kinsella Maternal & Child Health Columnist The recent occasion of 7 Billion Day on October 31st, 2011, marks both an accomplishment and challenge for humanity, requiring the global community to “unite, seven billion strong, in the name of the global common good,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon stated. “Global problems demand global solutions,” […]

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Family Planning: An Effective Approach to Cost Containment

| November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments
Family Planning: An Effective Approach to Cost Containment

Vishal Arora Health Policy Columnist This past week, there were mixed reactions regarding recent data from the United Nations numbering the world population at 7 billion.[1]  Some might welcome this announcement as evidence of advancing healthcare technologies and the provision of essential medicines worldwide.  On the other hand, this sharp increase in population size sheds […]

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