MAKING HEALTH SYSTEMS WORK FOR THE POOR

By Kate Hawkins, Communication Officer for Health and Social Change We’ve published seven new briefings on “scaling up” in the health sector. Among the themes covered are improving access to health services, building sustainable health systems, and harnessing a spirit of innovation to improve equity. Photo: Shimla street scene by Liz Highleyman from Flickr (Creative…

2nd students roundtable

Science, Society and Development MA students at the Institute of Development Studies and SPRU Science and Technology Policy Research took part in a Manifesto roundtable on 20 January 2010. The roundtable was convened by Elisa Arond of the STEPS Centre. Presentations The presentations from the roundtable can be viewed or downloaded on Slideshare. General science…

China workshop: Presentations and report

UK-China Innovation Workshop for Sustainable and Equitable Development School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing 19 March 2010 Workshop report >> UK-China workshop report (PDF, 452kb) by Dr Adrian Ely, STEPS Centre Presentations This page includes links to the speakers’ presentations on our Slideshare, where you can view or download them. Films and…

ANTIBIOCALYPSE: HOW DO WE RESPOND TO SUPERBUGS?

by Gerry Bloom, STEPS Centre Health domain convenor On August 11 the Lancet published an article that demonstrated the emergence of a new antibiotic resistance mechanism (known as NDM-1) in India, Pakistan and the UK. The article points out that many of the UK people carrying resistant bacteria had visited the Indian sub-continent during the…

MANIFESTO IN CHINA: MOVING AND NON-MOVING PICTURES

Photos and video of the Manifesto discussion in Beijing, held at Tsinghua University in March, are now on the website. Take a look for some top academics’ takes on innovation, sustainability and development in China and across the globe. There are lots more videos, reports and documents at www.anewmanifesto.org, which also includes the full text…

China – video and photos

Video and photos from a workshop held at Tsinghua University, Beijing, on 19 March 2010, entitled “UK-China Innovation for Sustainability & Equitable Development”. Speakers’ presentations from the day are also available to view or download.

Manifesto: print/PDF version

Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto recommends new ways of linking science and innovation to development for a more sustainable, equitable and resilient future. The full text is now available to download free. You can order a hard copy from the IDS shop, at a cost of £5. >> Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto…