Category Archives: Funding

Funding

SUPPLEMENT LAUNCH: Access to Medicines through Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

By Ebiowei S.F Orubu (Niger Delta University) & Sachiko Ozawa (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) What does access to medicines in health systems mean, and why is this of concern? This special issue in the journal Health Policy … Continue reading

Thank you to all our amazing fundraisers

Whether you have an interest in baking, running, sky diving, knitting, cutting your hair off or sitting in a bathtub of baked beans, there may be something you could do to help support LSHTM’s important work.  Helping generate excitement around … Continue reading

SUPPLEMENT LAUNCH: Transforming health systems financing in Lower Mekong: making sure the poor are not left behind

By Augustine Asante, Ir Por, Bart Jacobs and Virginia Wiseman Universal health coverage (UHC) appears to be on everybody’s agenda these days, especially low- and middle- income countries (LIMCs). But achieving UHC goes beyond having it on one’s agenda; it … Continue reading

We did the sums on South Africa’s mental health spend. They’re not pretty

By Sumaiyah Docrat and Crick Lund (Alan J Fisher Centre for Public Mental Health, University of Cape Town) This blog has been posted with kind permission from The Conversation. South Africa has taken steps towards strengthening mental health care in … Continue reading

Gender quotas: Foe or friend for health leadership?

By Kui Muraya, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya My colleagues and I recently published a paper discussing the experiences and career trajectories of male and female health managers at sub-national level in Kenya. The published data was collected through … Continue reading

How can we do a better job of setting research agendas with communities?

By Bridget Pratt (University of Melbourne) The status quo: Communities lack a say Community engagement is gaining prominence in global health research. Growing consensus about the importance of community representation and participation for ethical research means research institutions and funding … Continue reading

Are women empowered by volunteer community health work? The story of Eleni

By: Svea Closser (Johns Hopkins University), Kenneth Maes (Oregon State University), and Sarah Fossett (Middlebury College) Women’s Development Army This Wednesday, as usual in this small town in rural Amhara, Eleni was running a weekly meeting with 30 women. The … Continue reading

“Losing a billion dollars a day”: The Cost of Not Breastfeeding

By: Dr. Dylan Walters (Project Director, Health Economics, Nutrition International) [Interactive infographic below. Download the PDF here: Cost of not breastfeeding] Recent history has shown us the powerful effect of data in appealing to both the emotional and rational interests of … Continue reading

Meeting global ICPD Commitments: putting SRH-HIV integration at the heart of health systems strengthening

By Susannah Mayhew (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Charlotte Warren (Population Council) The UN’s World Population Day (11th July) calls attention to the need for the world to remember its commitments at the International Conference on Population … Continue reading

“Cashgate”, foreign aid, trust and relationships amongst stakeholders and its impact on Malawi’s health system

By Radha Adhikari, Jeevan Sharma and Pam Smith (University of Edinburgh) In June 2014, we arrived in Lilongwe, Malawi from the University of Edinburgh for the first time, to start a research project in collaboration with the Kamuzu College of … Continue reading