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How can the voices of French-speaking health policy and systems researchers be better heard?

Emilie Robert1,2, Isidore Sieleunou1,3, Kadidiatou Kadio1,4, Oumar Mallé Samb5
1 Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CR-CHUM), Canada
2 Sherpa, Centre de recherche du CSSS de la Montagne, Montréal, Canada
3 Research for Development International, Yaoundé, Cameroun
4 Institut…

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La recherche sur les politiques et systèmes de santé dans les pays à faible et moyen revenu: comment faire entendre la voix des chercheurs francophones?

Emilie Robert1,2, Isidore Sieleunou1,3, Kadidiatou Kadio1,4, Oumar Mallé Samb5
1 Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CR-CHUM), Canada
2 Sherpa, Centre de recherche du CSSS de la Montagne, Montréal, Canada
3 Research for Development International, Yaoundé, Cameroun
4 Institut…

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Join the club: helping people with HIV stay on ART

by Mandip Aujla, Health Policy and Planning

It’s a cool, sunny, October morning in Khayelitsha, a densely populated township just outside of Cape Town. Fifteen people are seated in a back room of the township’s largest HIV treatment facility, the Ubuntu clinic. A warm and friendly looking woman…

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After Ebola: supporting frontline health workers

by Sophie Witter and Haja Wurie

The Ebola epidemic is taking a terrible toll on communities in West Africa. In Sierra Leone alone, as of the 2nd of November 2014, 1070 people have died since the outbreak started in May. CDC projections suggest that by January 2015, if nothing is…

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Divided we fall: how community organisation is key to beating HIV/AIDS

By Solenn Honorine, Médecins Sans Frontières

HIV still kills 1.6 million people every year, most of them in the poor countries of sub-Saharan Africa. In order to bring life-saving antiretroviral therapy (ART) to the 16 million who still need it worldwide, it is crucial to…

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Missing: confidence in Liberia’s health system

by Margaret E. Kruk, Associate Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

“Fear of Ebola breeds a terror of physicians” proclaimed an article in the New York Times recently, observing that sick people in rural areas were more comfortable with seeking help from traditional healers than health system workers…

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The power of mobile technology in global health

By Patricia Mechael, Executive Director, mHealth Alliance

The earliest insight I gained while studying the use of mobile technology to support global health efforts is that a mobile phone is only as good as the people and services that it connects. While this insight dates back to my PhD research…

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Abolition of user fees: do we (really) know enough?

By Valéry Ridde and Emilie Robert, University of Montreal

“I think the bank was ideological”, in an interview with The Guardian last month the President of the World Bank surprised everyone by acknowledging that his institution had for years promoted user fees on the basis of an ideology.
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Muddling through the jungle of hospital priority setting

By Lydia Kapiriri, Associate Professor, Department of Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University

Have you ever wondered why patient X goes to a hospital and gets all the treatment they need, yet, patient Y goes to the same hospital and somehow fails to get the treatment they need? I will…

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What’s next after a successful ITN mass campaign to achieve universal coverage?

By Albert Kilian, Technical Director, Tropical Health LLP

In a recently published article, Zöllner and colleagues provide a very interesting assessment of ownership and equity of insecticide treated nets (ITN) following a mass distribution campaign in Burkina Faso. They report results from two representative household surveys in the Nouna…

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