All posts in low-income countries

What can we learn by investigating communication breakdown in outpatient referrals in Latin America?

By Ingrid Vargas, Irene Garcia-Subirats, Amparo-Susana Mogollon Pérez, Marina Ferreira-de-Medeiros-Mendes, Pamela Eguiguren, Angelica-Ivonne Cisneros, María-Cecilia Muruaga, Fernando Bertolotto and María Luisa Vázquez[1]
It is difficult when you get a referral form like this: “vascular” That’s all! Where…

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Survival needs or health care? Challenges accessing health care among female migrants in Accra, Ghana

By Samantha R. Lattof, PhD (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Background

Every week whilst collecting the data for my recent article in Health Policy and Planning, I heard reports of female migrants dying in Accra, Ghana.  Some of these deaths were accidental.  Others, like deaths from malaria or…

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How economic development norms are hurting global tobacco control

By Raphael Lencucha, PhD (McGill University), Jeffrey Drope, PhD (American Cancer Society) and Ronald Labonte, PhD (University of Ottawa)

Government policy and tobacco

Why do some governments continue to support the production of harmful commodities? This question is most vexing to those striving to control what is one of the…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Global Strategy for TB Control

#WorldTBDay2018
To download this infographic in a larger PDF form, click here: Global TB Control Infographic.
The below infographic is interactive and clickable where hyperlinked…

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We invest millions in health, but still millions are dying

By Shelly Batra (Co-Founder and President, Operation ASHA)

TB – a disease that continues to plague the poorest

When I was a student in King George’s Medical College, India, a group of doctors came from the UK to visit our hospital. They said to my Professor,
May we see…

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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)
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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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Health Policy and Planning – Top Cited and Accessed Articles in 2017

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

Health Policy and Planning publishes high-quality health policy and systems research that aims to inform policy and practice in low- and middle-income countries and provides a forum for publishing high quality research and original ideas, for an audience…

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NEW SUPPLEMENT: Leaving no one behind: the role of gender analyses in strengthening health systems

By Kate Hawkins (Pamoja Communications Ltd)

The online world is abuzz with campaigns to increase the visibility of women and gender analysis within global health. Campaigns online to prevent ‘all male panels’ and the successful Women in Global Health campaign have drawn attention to systemic and pervasive gender-related weaknesses…

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