All posts in health policy

From Ebola to COVID-19: How Uganda Can Adapt its Response to the Current Crisis

By Federica Margini, Anooj Pattnaik, Angellah Nakyanzi (authors affiliated with ThinkWell)

In this blog series we are giving a voice to practitioners, implementers and policy-makers involved in national COVID-19 responses in low- and middle-income countries.  These posts seek to facilitate timely cross- learning by sharing opinions, insights…

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What will it cost to prevent violence against women and girls in low- and middle-income countries?

By Sergio Torres Rueda (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

The scale of the problem

At the end of 2018 we presented findings of our cost analysis of programmes to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG) in a meeting in Kathmandu. Professor Charlotte Watts, one of the pioneers…

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Think Malawi. Think tobacco. Think again.

By Ronald Labonte, PhD (University of Ottawa), Raphael Lencucha, PhD (McGill University) and Takondwa Moyo, BSc (Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources)

When you think Malawi and agriculture, you think tobacco. Why wouldn’t you? While not the biggest tobacco leaf producer on the planet, Malawi remains the country…

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A Voice From the Front Line: What roles should urban community health workers be performing in the context of COVID-19?

By Teralynn Ludwick, Sumit Kane, Barbara McPake and Alison Morgan (Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia)

In this blog series we are giving a voice to practitioners, implementers and policy-makers involved in national COVID-19 responses in low- and middle-income countries.  These posts seek to…

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Addressing COVID-19 outbreaks in socio-demographically challenging urban pockets: lessons from India

By Saachi Dalal (Khushi Baby), Ruchit Nagar (Khushi Baby and Harvard Medical School), Dr. Dan Schwarz (Ariadne Labs and Harvard Medical School), Rohit K. Singh, IAS (Additional Chief Secretary, Medical, Health and Family Welfare, Rajasthan)

In this blog series we are giving a voice to practitioners, implementers and policy-makers…

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A Voice From the Front Line: Social Distancing Measures, Economic Considerations and Health in Indonesia during COVID-19

By Hasbullah Thabrany (Chief of Party, the USAID-Health Financing Activity in Indonesia – personal view) and Virginia Wiseman (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, The Kirby Institute at University of New South Wales)

In this blog series we are giving a voice to practitioners, implementers and policy-makers involved…

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A Voice From the Front Line: Reaching out of the box to engage private non-state healthcare actors in LMICs to combat COVID-19

By Priya Balasubramaniam (Public Health Foundation of India & Centre for Sustainable Health Innovations), Birger C. Forsberg (Karolinska Institutet), Gerald Bloom (Institute of Development Studies), Phyllis Awor (Makerere University School of Public Health), Meenakshi Gautham, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Desta, Lakew (Amref Health Africa) & Uranchimeg Tsevelvaanchig…

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Health in a time of COVID-19 – how and where do we start strengthening health systems?

By Fiona Samuels (Overseas Development Institute), Ana B. Amaya (Pace University and UNU-CRIS) and Dina Balabanova (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

In this blog series we are giving a voice to practitioners, implementers and policy-makers involved in national COVID-19 responses in low- and middle-income…

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A Voice From the Front Line: Implications for Migrant Workers in Myanmar

By Htun Nyunt Oo (LSHTM fellow for Global Health Leadership 2019/20; Director of National AIDS Programme, MoHS, Myanmar)

In this blog series we are giving a voice to practitioners, implementers and policy-makers involved in national COVID-19 responses in low- and middle-income countries.  These posts seek to…

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Evidence to inform the COVID-19 response: Collection of HPP papers

What measures were effective in previous pandemics?

Can we anticipate the impacts of COVID-19 on nutrition, mental health and other health issues in order to address them proactively?

What is health systems resilience and does it explain why some countries are combatting COVID-19 more effectively?

These and other…

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