All posts tagged global health

The politics of alcohol and policy formulation

By Adam Bertscher, Leslie London & Marsha Orgill (all authors University of Cape Town)

Alcohol is contributing to a growing global burden of non-communicable diseases. Some of these diseases are referred to as ‘industrial epidemics’ because they are the result of social or commercial determinants of health. In other…

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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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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)
http://bit.ly/HealthAidAllocation
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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Navigating silos–reflections on 20 years of health policy advocacy and programme implementation in Southeast Asia

By Chris Vickery (Biography below)

The establishment of Global Health Initiatives (GHIs) has seen a massive increase in funding for, depending on how one saw it, either health system-distorting, unintegrated vertical disease control programmes, or problem-focused, results-based strategic investments in key public health interventions. Tuberculosis (TB) was…

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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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Our latest supplement on The Emergence and Effectiveness of Global Health Networks

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

Health Policy and Planning has recently published an open access supplement on The Emergence and Effectiveness of Global Health Networks, funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and guest edited by Jeremy Shiffman and Sara Bennett…

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