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Using the Polio Legacy to Strengthen International Health Regulations for Global Health Security

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…

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Five years after the Ebola epidemic, are new preparedness measures sustainable?

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…

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Health Policy and Planning’s Top 10 articles in 2018 – Catch up now!

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…

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Cash support: a new tool to decrease Intimate Partner Violence?

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…

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The need for new approaches to Global Health Aid Allocation

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…

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The Importance Of Resource Allocation For Global Health Security

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…

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SUPPLEMENT LAUNCH: Global Health Aid Allocation in the 21st Century

By Jesse Bump (Harvard University)
http://bit.ly/HealthAidAllocation
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…

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“Stop treating HIV like a wound – the bandage doesn’t work” (Masedi, 23, Botswana): Listening to young people and changing narratives around HIV/AIDS

By Jamie Enoch (Research Assistant in AIDS Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

World AIDS Day 2017

This World AIDS Day 2017, there is significant progress to celebrate as UNAIDS figures suggest that almost 21 million people living with HIV are now accessing life-saving antiretroviral treatment. However…

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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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