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Monitoring Progress towards Universal Health Coverage at Country and Global Levels
As part of the Collection on Monitoring Universal Health Coverage, Ties Boerma and colleagues discuss the key findings from the country case studies and technical reviews included in the CollectionExpand
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A large-scale intervention to introduce orange sweet potato in rural Mozambique increases vitamin A intakes among children and women.
β-Carotene-rich orange sweet potato (OSP) has been shown to improve vitamin A status of infants and young children in controlled efficacy trials and in a small-scale effectiveness study withExpand
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Measuring risk attitudes among Mozambican farmers
Although farmers in developing countries are generally thought to be risk averse, little is known about the actual form of their risk preferences. In this paper, we use a relatively largeExpand
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Food Prices, Household Income, and Resource Allocation: Socioeconomic Perspectives on Their Effects on Dietary Quality and Nutritional Status
Background The recent rise in agricultural commodity prices has been dramatic, and food prices are likely to follow an upward trend, at least in the medium term. Moreover, the recent financial crisisExpand
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Progress on catastrophic health spending in 133 countries: a retrospective observational study.
BACKGROUND The goal of universal health coverage (UHC) requires inter alia that families who get needed health care do not suffer undue financial hardship as a result. This can be measured by theExpand
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Progress on impoverishing health spending in 122 countries: a retrospective observational study.
BACKGROUND The goal of universal health coverage (UHC) requires that families who get needed health care do not suffer financial hardship as a result. This can be measured by instances ofExpand
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Biofortification, Crop Adoption and Health Information: Impact Pathways in Mozambique and Uganda
&NA; Biofortification is a promising strategy to combat micronutrient malnutrition by promoting the adoption of staple food crops bred to be dense sources of specific micronutrients. Research onExpand
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Price Elasticity Estimates for Cigarette Demand in Vietnam
In this paper, we analyze a complete demand system to estimate the price elasticity for cigarette demand in Vietnam. Following Deaton (1990), we build a spatial panel using cross sectional householdExpand
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Financial Integration and Macroeconomic Volatility: Does Financial Development Matter?
In this paper, we analyze the relationship between international financial integration and macroeconomic volatility. Looking at a panel of 90 countries over the period 1960-2000, we find thatExpand
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Measuring Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage: With an Application to 24 Developing Countries
The last few years have seen a growing commitment worldwide to universal health coverage (UHC). Yet there is a lack of clarity on how to measure progress towards UHC. This paper proposes a ‘mashup’Expand
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