All posts tagged policy

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Alcohol policy, tobacco exceptionalism and the need for policy learning

By Benjamin Hawkins (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Chris Holden (University of York)

Despite the substantial health harms associated with alcohol, and the emerging literature on the activities of the alcohol industry, policies at the national and global levels remain extremely weak in comparison with tobacco control…

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Applying behavioural economics to public policy

by Saugato Datta, Vice President, ideas42

Behavioural economics studies human behaviour in all its messy complexity. Its practitioners pay attention to all manner of things that standard neoclassical economics ignores (or waves away as unimportant: the context in which decisions are made, visual, aural or social cues, salience, social or…

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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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Posting and transfer holds clues to the health of health services

By Kabir Sheikh

A contract health worker is posted in a remote health post, 700 km away from where his spouse and children live. He sees them once a year, using up most of his annual leave of 18 days, in travel. He has been applying unsuccessfully to be posted…

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Addressing the burden of injury in LMICs

By Richard Matzopoulos

There is no question that injuries impose a substantial health burden on low- and middle-income countries. It is also true that they receive much less attention than a plethora of competing conditions that affect these same countries, which in turn compromises our ability to prioritise, devise…

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Welcome to Health Policy and Planning Debated. We have created this blog to spark conversations about challenges in health systems, opportunities, evidence and innovation.

We will be presenting the best in health systems research, voices of young researchers and snapshots in policy and practice – and their interfaces with research.

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