Master's theses

Social determinants of health in Canada: Are healthy living initiatives there yet? A policy analysis

Preventative strategies that focus on addressing the social determinants of health to improve healthy eating and physical activity have become an important strategy in British Columbia and Ontario for combating chronic diseases. What has not yet been examined is the extent to which healthy living initiatives implemented under these new policy frameworks successfully engage with and change the social determinants of health.

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Support for children identified with acute flaccid paralysis under the global polio eradication programme in Uttar Pradesh, India: a qualitative study

Background: Cases of polio in India declined after the implementation of the polio eradication programme especially in these recent years. The programme includes surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) to detect and diagnose cases of polio at early stage. Under this surveillance, over 40,000 cases of AFP are reported annually since 2007 regardless of the number of actual polio cases. Yet, not much is known about these children. We conducted a qualitative research to explore care and support for children with AFP after their diagnosis.

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Guide des vaccinations: Élaboration de la politique vaccinale

Les vaccins présentent des caractéristiques spécifiques par rapport à tout autre médicament, dans la mesure où ils sont administrés à des personnes non malades et qu’ils visent souvent à protéger non seulement un individu mais des groupes de population, voire l’ensemble d’une population. La politique vaccinale a pour objet de définir la meilleure utilisation possible des vaccins pour protéger une population et les moyens à mettre en oeuvre pour y parvenir.

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Positioning women’s and children’s health in African union policy-making: a policy analysis

Background: With limited time to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, progress towards improving women’s and children’s health needs to be accelerated. With Africa accounting for over half of the world’s maternal and child deaths, the African Union (AU) has a critical role in prioritizing related policies and catalysing required investments and action. In this paper, the authors assess the evolution of African Union policies related to women’s and children’s health, and analyze how these policies are prioritized and framed.

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Etude de l'offre et de la qualité des services du Programme Elargi de Vaccination (PEV) dans les formations sanitaires publiques et parapubliques du district sud de Dakar-Sénégal en 2011

Il s'agit d'une étude d'observation de type transversal à visée descriptive et analytique dont l'objectif était d'étudier l'offre et la qualité des services du Programme Elargi de Vaccination (PEV) des formations sanitaires publiques et parapubliques du district sud de Dakar-Sénégal en 2011.

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