Monthly Archives: September 2018

Open Access Round-up: Summer 2018

The end of EU or national funding for hybrid journal APCs?  The EU’s 2021-27 R&D programme will not pay for articles to be published in hybrid open-access journals under new proposals published by the European Commission in June. Horizon Europe … Continue reading

The third run of our free online course Global Health and Disability begins on Monday, September 10th 2018

The third run of our free, online course on Global Health and Disability begins on Monday 10th September. Over 6,000 students from all over the world completed one of the first two runs, so we’re really excited for Run 3. … Continue reading

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SIBs may provide components for outcome-based contracting, but they are not a panacea

BY STEFANIE TAN, ALEC FRASER & NICHOLAS MAYS Public service reform can benefit from outcome-focussed approaches to commissioning. However, we should avoid assuming that Social Impact Bonds are likely to have wide application, explain PIRU’s research team. Social Impact Bonds … Continue reading

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Persson, Breastfeeding PLOS Med 2018 journal.pmed.1002646

Breastfeeding in low-resource settings: Nota a “small matter” The evidence is clear – breastfeeding has positive health effects both for mother and child. In an editorial published in PLOS Medicine Professor Lars Åke Persson summarises some of the most striking … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading