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SUPPLEMENT LAUNCH: Strengthening health system leadership for better governance: what does it take?

By Lucy Gilson (University of Cape Town) http://bit.ly/HealthSystemLeadership Why is health system leadership so important? And what can be done to improve health system leadership in low- and middle-income countries for better governance? A new supplement in Health Policy and … Continue reading

Health Policy and Planning’s 2017 Impact Factor and Top 10 articles

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Health Policy and Planning has received a new 2017 Impact Factor which has seen an increase to 2.420, placing us 17th out of 79 journals in the Health Policy and … Continue reading

Does the Nigerian private sector provide quality maternal health care to reduce maternal and newborn mortality?

By Atsumi Hirose (Karolinska Institutet), Julia Hussein (University of Aberdeen), Ibrahim Yisa (Partnership for Transforming Health Systems II) Private sector for universal health coverage One of the targets of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 is to achieve universal health coverage, … Continue reading

A Decade of Tracking Aid for Health

Authored by: Antonia Dingle and Josephine Borghi (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) Since 2006, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has been working with Countdown to 2015/2030 to track official development assistance (ODA), or aid, … Continue reading

What can we learn by investigating communication breakdown in outpatient referrals in Latin America?

By Ingrid Vargas, Irene Garcia-Subirats, Amparo-Susana Mogollon Pérez, Marina Ferreira-de-Medeiros-Mendes, Pamela Eguiguren, Angelica-Ivonne Cisneros, María-Cecilia Muruaga, Fernando Bertolotto and María Luisa Vázquez[1] It is difficult when you get a referral form like this: “vascular” That’s all! Where is the clinical … Continue reading

Survival needs or health care? Challenges accessing health care among female migrants in Accra, Ghana

By Samantha R. Lattof, PhD (London School of Economics and Political Science) Background Every week whilst collecting the data for my recent article in Health Policy and Planning, I heard reports of female migrants dying in Accra, Ghana.  Some of … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

INFOGRAPHIC: Global Strategy for TB Control

#WorldTBDay2018 To download this infographic in a larger PDF form, click here: Global TB Control Infographic. The below infographic is interactive and clickable where hyperlinked.

We invest millions in health, but still millions are dying

By Shelly Batra (Co-Founder and President, Operation ASHA) TB – a disease that continues to plague the poorest When I was a student in King George’s Medical College, India, a group of doctors came from the UK to visit our … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading