Small ruminants such as goats require less labour and land use than cattle, so they are an important source of food and economic security for livestock smallholders in developing countries. However, small ruminants are also susceptible to many diseases.
Evidence from the IDRC-supported project Neglected issues relating to African health systems: An incentive for reform has identified local innovations and reforms as factors that are important in strengthening overall health systems in Niger.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 08:30
Research in Action
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTHMATERNAL HEALTH SERVICESMATERNITY SERVICEMATERNAL MORTALITYGender
It is women and children across developing countries who suffer most from the shocks and stresses to health systems. In South Sudan — a country ravaged by conflicts — limited infrastructure, lack of health information, and severe shortages of health personnel contribute to high levels of maternal and child mortality. Outbreaks of infectious disease and epidemics have similar consequences — the impact of Ebola on maternal and child health in West Africa is one example.
An IDRC supported project was recognized for its efforts to improve health service provision and the monitoring of pregnant women, new mothers, children, and people living with HIV in Burkina Faso’s Nouna district. Dr Maurice Yé of the Centre de recherche en santé de Nouna, an IDRC partner, accepted the prize from the Fondation Pierre Fabre at the organization’s inauguration of the e-health observatory for countries in the South.