Category Archives: Funding

Funding

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

Tuberculosis: Health Policy and Systems Research

By Mishal Khan (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) This is the first World Tuberculosis (TB) Day since high-level UN General Assembly meeting on TB in September 2018. Strong commitments were made by political leaders and hopes are high. … Continue reading

Using the Polio Legacy to Strengthen International Health Regulations for Global Health Security

By Nirmal Kandel1, Graham Tallis2, Stella Chungong1, Jaouad Mahjour1 1Department of Country Health Emergency Preparedness and IHR, World Health Organisation 2Department of Polio Eradication, World Health Organisation Continuing outbreaks, disasters and conflict are sufficient evidence that the world remains vulnerable … Continue reading

Five years after the Ebola epidemic, are new preparedness measures sustainable?

By Michael R. Snyder (Johns Hopkins University) With the five-year anniversary of the West Africa Ebola outbreak declaration approaching, now is an appropriate time to reflect on progress made in improving global public health preparedness. Has the international community learned … Continue reading

Health Policy and Planning’s Top 10 articles in 2018 – Catch up now!

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Health Policy and Planning publishes health policy and systems research focusing on low- and middle-income countries. The journal consists of four sections; Health Systems Research, Health Economics, Health Policy Processes and … Continue reading

Is user fee removal a way towards universal coverage of delivery care in Sub-Saharan Africa? Compelling evidence from Burkina Faso

Written by Hoa T. Nguyen1, David Zombré², Valery Ridde2,3, Manuela De Allegri1 It is well known that user fees charged at point of use constitute a major financial barrier to accessing health care, especially for vulnerable groups like pregnant women. … Continue reading

Cash support: a new tool to decrease Intimate Partner Violence?

By: Ana Maria Buller and Meghna Ranganathan, Assistant Professors at LSHTM and Amber Peterman, Consultant to the UNICEF Office of Research—Innocenti This blog has been cross-posted with kind permission from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). We’ve all heard … Continue reading