By Nirmal Kandel1, Graham Tallis2, Stella Chungong1, Jaouad Mahjour1
1Department of Country Health Emergency Preparedness and IHR, World Health Organisation
2Department of Polio Eradication, World Health Organisation
Continuing outbreaks, disasters and conflict are sufficient evidence that the world remains vulnerable to health emergencies. Emergencies can have significant health, social, economic…
By Michael R. Snyder (Johns Hopkins University)
With the five-year anniversary of the West Africa Ebola outbreak declaration approaching, now is an appropriate time to reflect on progress made in improving global public health preparedness. Has the international community learned the lessons of the 2014-16 Ebola epidemic? What…
By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
Health Policy and Planning publishes health policy and systems research focusing on low- and middle-income countries. The journal consists of four sections; Health Systems Research, Health Economics, Health Policy Processes and Implementation Research and Evaluation. We had another great…
By: Ana Maria Buller and Meghna Ranganathan, Assistant Professors at LSHTM and Amber Peterman, Consultant to the UNICEF Office of Research—Innocenti
This blog has been cross-posted with kind permission from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
We’ve all heard the statistics—intimate partner violence…
By Y-Ling Chi (Imperial College London), Kalipso Chalkidou (Center for Global Development) and Jesse Bump (Harvard University)
This blog is cross-posted with The Center for Global Development.
The scope of the problem
The allocation of aid has been a topic of much investigation across several different fields. In…
By Elvis García (DrPH student at Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health)
In the latest issue of Health Policy and Planning, ‘Beyond Gross National Income: Innovative methods for global health aid allocation’, Jesse Bump and colleagues analyze the complexities of resource allocation in Development Assistance, and underscore…
By Jesse Bump (Harvard University)
Who gets what in global health? Through what processes or according to what measures? Any ideas? Billions of lives are affected by these decisions and yet Global health aid is allocated through opaque processes using criteria that are not always disclosed…
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…
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…