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STEP-BY-STEP: How to measure health worker motivation in Low- and Middle Income Countries (LMICs)

By Jo Borghi (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

This published paper on ‘How to do (or not to do)… Measuring health worker motivation in surveys in low- and middle-income countries’ aims to provide a practical overview of the steps involved in designing and implementing surveys measuring health…

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Twitter chat on 3rd October for Launch of Supplement – Join Us!

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

I am pleased to announce that @HPP_LSHTM will be hosting a Twitter chat on 3 OCTOBER using the hashtag #CommunityMNH!

Date: 3 October, 2017
Time: 2-3pm UK TIME
Location: Twitter – lead by @HPP_LSHTM

This Twitter chat will discuss the…

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Interrogating the evidence: The potential for social safety nets to reduce childhood violence

By Amber Peterman (UNICEF’s Office of Research – Innocenti) and Anastasia (Naomi) Neijhoft (UNICEF Mozambique)

Non-contributory social safety nets (SSNs), including cash and in-kind transfers, public works and vouchers or fee waivers, are typically designed to provide regular and predicable support to poor populations and have become a…

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Martin McKee: The Brexit White Paper—making Britain great again?

By Martin McKee (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

Cross-posted with kind permission from the BMJ Opinion blog.

The long awaited Brexit White Paper has finally appeared. Yet Martin McKee finds it fails to shed any light on how Brexit’s consequences for health (or much else) will…

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Health Policy and Planning- Year In Review 2016

Happy New Year to all of our readers, authors, reviewers, editorial board members and health policy and planning community!

In 2016 we achieved some exciting developments at Health Policy and Planning and so in this blog, we take a look back at the previous year with our top 10 highlights…

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Health markets and antibiotics: Unlikely places you can buy them

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

This blog is extracted with kind permission and modifications from Singapore Sling.

The long flight back home from the Fourth Health Systems Research Symposium in Vancouver provided an opportunity to reflect on the plethora of thought-provoking discussions that took…

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Poor can gain more healthy life years as compared to the rich by the Ethiopian mental health strategy

By Kjell Arne Johansson (University of Bergen) Kirsten Bjerkreim Strand (University of Bergen), Abebaw Fekadu (Addis Ababa University) and Dan Chisholm (World Health Organization)

This blog is published as a policy brief here: http://www.uib.no/en/rg/globpri

Mental and neurological health care has long been neglected in…

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Falsified medicine, gendered health care treatment, and corruption in Health Policy and Planning

By Amy Rees (Altmetric)
This blog will be cross-posted on the Altmetric blog site: https://www.altmetric.com/blog/

Altmetric tracks the non-traditional attention associated with scholarly outputs. Altmetric’s coverage includes references from public policy documents, mentions on blogs, social networks and in the mainstream media, and…

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