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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, … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

Door-to-door vaccinators: risking their lives to help stop the spread of polio in Pakistan

By Svea Closser, Middlebury College In the last two years, more than 60 people have been murdered delivering polio vaccine door-to-door to children in Pakistan. These workers are part of a global effort to eradicate polio; they’re working to create … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

Five ways to make a health programme sustainable

by Altynay Shigayeva and Richard Coker Substantial international funds are invested in programmes designed to control priority diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Tensions between the length of time donors’ funding is available and the time required to address … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

3rd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

The Health Policy and Planning team were busy at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town last week.                                 A number … Continue reading

Join us as we launch a new supplement at HSR2014

We’re very excited to be launching a supplement on the ‘science and practice of people-centred health systems’, the theme of the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, in Cape Town next week. This collection of studies presents the latest … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading