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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
#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.