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HSR Symposium 2016 and Health Policy and Planning

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

Today marks the start of the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research; a wonderful and also challenging programme addressing the theme of ‘Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world’ from 14-18th November in Vancouver, Canada. This…

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Can communities become too engaged in global health initiatives? And how to measure their existence?

By Dana Greeson (Columbia University) and Karen Grépin (Wilfrid Laurier University)

The success of health initiatives depends on how they are accepted by target communities. Do community members perceive the initiative as addressing a priority issue? Is the intervention culturally sensitive? Is there buy-in from community influencers? We…

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Poor can gain more healthy life years as compared to the rich by the Ethiopian mental health strategy

By Kjell Arne Johansson (University of Bergen) Kirsten Bjerkreim Strand (University of Bergen), Abebaw Fekadu (Addis Ababa University) and Dan Chisholm (World Health Organization)

This blog is published as a policy brief here: http://www.uib.no/en/rg/globpri

Mental and neurological health care has long been neglected in…

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Our new supplement: District decision making for health in low-income settings- a new model for data platforms

By Rhys Williams (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine).

This blog is cross posted on the IDEAS website here.

An IDEAS supplement in the Journal of Health Policy and Planning

Information systems and health planning are relatively neglected areas of health policy and system research.

Collecting high quality routine…

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“Brexit means Brexit”

By Professor Martin McKee (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

More than two months after the British electorate voted, in a referendum, to leave the European Union, we still have no idea about what the alternative model will look like and thus, what the implications are for research, health…

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Bearing the cost of informal mhealth: a call to action

By Katie Hampshire (Durham University)

This wasn’t a paper I’d been intending to write – rather, it demanded to be written in Health Policy and Planning. We had been working for the last three years on an ESRC/DFID-funded project researching the impacts of mobile phone use on…

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Falsified medicine, gendered health care treatment, and corruption in Health Policy and Planning

By Amy Rees (Altmetric)
This blog will be cross-posted on the Altmetric blog site: https://www.altmetric.com/blog/

Altmetric tracks the non-traditional attention associated with scholarly outputs. Altmetric’s coverage includes references from public policy documents, mentions on blogs, social networks and in the mainstream media, and…

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Prisoner Health in Zambia: what does a systems-thinking approach reveal?

By Stephanie Topp (James Cook University)

In Zambia, as in sub-Saharan Africa, the prison population is predominantly male and experiences high rates of disease including HIV and tuberculosis.  Notwithstanding growing recognition of this problem, the issue of prison health has historically been given low priority by both Zambian and…

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What can we do now to end the HIV-AIDS epidemic?

By Vishnu Shankar (Stanford University)

With over 36.9 million individuals globally living with HIV-AIDS and an estimated 35 million people dead since the start of the epidemic, what will it take to have an AIDS-free generation? Last month, the United Nations announced their ambitious goal to end…

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Our latest supplement on The Emergence and Effectiveness of Global Health Networks

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

Health Policy and Planning has recently published an open access supplement on The Emergence and Effectiveness of Global Health Networks, funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and guest edited by Jeremy Shiffman and Sara Bennett…

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