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Navigating silos–reflections on 20 years of health policy advocacy and programme implementation in Southeast Asia

By Chris Vickery (Biography below)

The establishment of Global Health Initiatives (GHIs) has seen a massive increase in funding for, depending on how one saw it, either health system-distorting, unintegrated vertical disease control programmes, or problem-focused, results-based strategic investments in key public health interventions. Tuberculosis (TB) was…

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STORIFY: Our #CommunityMNH supplement – a summary of the tweet chat celebrating its launch!

Our #CommunityMNH supplement – a tweet chat celebrating its launch!

Health Policy and Planning published a unique supplement looking at the first multi-country economic analyses of large scale community care for mothers and newborns…

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What was our Most Cited and Most Accessed content of 2016?

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
Most cited content in 2016
The top 10 most cited is dominated entirely by our supplement papers on ‘The Emergence and Effectiveness of Global Health Networks’ published in April 2016. I have included the link to the supplement above- please…

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World AIDS Day 2016: reasons to hope?

By Jamie Enoch (Research Assistant in AIDS Policy, LSHTM)

Has 2016 been one of the worst years in history? Whatever your take on the overall state of the world, there is room to approach World AIDS Day with cautious optimism. UNAIDS estimates that over 18 million people are accessing antiretroviral…

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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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