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Spotlight systematic reviews from upcoming supplement: Building integrated HIV health systems

By Martin Mckee and Dina Balabanova (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Fiona Leh Hoon Chuah and Helena Legido-Quigley (National University of Singapore) 

Are integrated health systems more efficient and cost-saving or more even resilient than parallel, specialist systems? Much has been claimed for “integrated” approaches…

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Partnership and politics in global health: The case of re-integrating maternal, newborn and child health

By Katerini Storeng, University of Oslo and LSHTM & Dominique Behague, Vanderbilt University, Kings College London and LSHTM

We often judge global health initiatives in terms of the funding they generate and the number of lives they save. But how does looking at the everyday practices and cultures of expertise…

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Special collection for World TB Day 2017: Insights from recent health policy and systems research

By Mishal Khan (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

Background

Tuberculosis (TB) is now the leading cause of death from an infectious disease, and in addition to its impact in terms of mortality, TB has considerable social and economic consequences for individuals. Furthermore, the long (6 to 8 month…

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World Tuberculosis Day – Unite to End TB in Papua New Guinea

By Jeremy Hill (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

World tuberculosis (TB) day is a valuable opportunity to focus on the global epidemic of tuberculosis. In London, I’ll be attending a symposium hosted by LSHTM and UCL  where the program includes the breadth of topics: from the natural…

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Reducing Childhood Wasting: What Works? What Doesn’t?

John Peabody (University of California and QURE Healthcare) and David Paculdo (QURE Healthcare)

When governments look for ways to improve health care they grapple with questions of where and how best to spend scarce healthcare dollars. Urgency seems to take over effectiveness and they rarely ask what is the best…

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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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The US election results and the fragility of global HIV control initiatives

By Richard Coker and Mishal Khan (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

The recent election of Donald Trump has cast a dark cloud of uncertainty over the United States’ role in international development, and for HIV/AIDS, has thrown the future of global control efforts into question.

Mitchell Warren…

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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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