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2022
T. Hart, M. Wickenden, S. Thompson, Y.D. Davids, Y. Majikijela, M. Ngungu, T. Rubaba, N. Molongoana
Hart, T., Wickenden, M., Thompson, S., Davids, Y.D., Majikijela, Y., Ngungu, M., Rubaba, T. & Molongoana, N. (2022) Experiences of people with disabilities during Covid-19 in South Africa: the exacerbation of disadvantage. (HSRC Policy Brief, April). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19435 http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19435
This policy brief presents some of the economic and social well-being experiences and perceptions of people…
2022
N. Lawana, K. Sobane, C. Hongoro, E Marinda, E. Rutebemberwa, F. Ssengooba
Lawana, N., Sobane, K., Hongoro, C., Marinda, E, Rutebemberwa, E. & Ssengooba, F. (2022) Ensuring successful implementation of emergency obstetric care policy in Uganda. (HSRC Policy Brief, March). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19345
The key messages outlined in this policy brief are the following:…
2021
Cloete, A. & Lynch, I. (2021) Access to gender-affirming HIV, STI and TB services for transgender women in South Africa. (The Technical Advisory Committee for the Development of the National HIV, STIs and TB Policy Brief for Transgender Women in South Africa). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19348
This policy brief synthesises evidence of structural and socio-cultural determinants of transgender women's…
2022
K. Ramasobana, K. Sobane, C. Hongoro, E. Marinda, E. Rutebemberwa, F. Ssengooba
Ramasobana, K., Sobane, K., Hongoro, C., Marinda, E., Rutebemberwa, E. & Ssengooba, F. (2022) Ensuring successful implementation of malaria policy in Uganda. (HSRC Policy Brief, March). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19349
In Uganda, healthcare services were made available to everyone in 2001, through the abolition of direct user fees for public healthcare services. This eliminated the financial barriers to access to healthcare that had been faced by Ugandan citizens, and was a step towards the control and elimination of the burden of disease.…
2022
K. Sobane, C. Hongoro, E. Marinda, E. Rutebemberwa, F. Ssengooba
Sobane, K., Hongoro, C., Marinda, E., Rutebemberwa, E. & Ssengooba, F. (2022) Working towards evidence-based implementation of family planning policy programmes in Uganda. (HSRC Policy Brief, March). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19350
Increasing family planning uptake among women of child bearing age in Uganda requires the intensification of proven strategies such as educational campaigns to constantly raise awareness. The most effective approach to this is to assume a multi-sectoral approach that brings private and public partners (including religious-based…
2022
Steyn Kotze, J. & Bohler-Muller, N. (2022) Counting Women?: gendered sustainability and inclusivity for an Ocean Accounts Framework: key policy considerations. (HSRC Policy Brief, March). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/19351
Oceans are increasingly gaining scholarly and policy attention as a means to achieve economic and social prosperity. Through the notion of the 'blue economy', the international policy narrative constructs the oceans as critical for sustainable development and human wellbeing. Furthermore, the major economic potential of the…
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