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health policy

Spotlight systematic reviews from upcoming supplement: Building integrated HIV health systems

By Martin Mckee and Dina Balabanova (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Fiona Leh Hoon Chuah and Helena Legido-Quigley (National University of Singapore)  Are integrated health systems more efficient and cost-saving or more even resilient than parallel, specialist systems? … Continue reading

Partnership and politics in global health: The case of re-integrating maternal, newborn and child health

By Katerini Storeng, University of Oslo and LSHTM & Dominique Behague, Vanderbilt University, Kings College London and LSHTM We often judge global health initiatives in terms of the funding they generate and the number of lives they save. But how does … Continue reading

Special collection for World TB Day 2017: Insights from recent health policy and systems research

By Mishal Khan (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Background Tuberculosis (TB) is now the leading cause of death from an infectious disease, and in addition to its impact in terms of mortality, TB has considerable social and economic … Continue reading

World Tuberculosis Day – Unite to End TB in Papua New Guinea

By Jeremy Hill (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) World tuberculosis (TB) day is a valuable opportunity to focus on the global epidemic of tuberculosis. In London, I’ll be attending a symposium hosted by LSHTM and UCL  where the program … Continue reading

Reducing Childhood Wasting: What Works? What Doesn’t?

John Peabody (University of California and QURE Healthcare) and David Paculdo (QURE Healthcare) When governments look for ways to improve health care they grapple with questions of where and how best to spend scarce healthcare dollars. Urgency seems to take … Continue reading

What was our Most Cited and Most Accessed content of 2016?

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Most cited content in 2016 The top 10 most cited is dominated entirely by our supplement papers on ‘The Emergence and Effectiveness of Global Health Networks’ published in April 2016. I have … Continue reading

Health in Humanitarian crises: overcoming challenges

In this blog, Dr Karl Blanchet, Director of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, reflects on recent work in Greece and Lebanon exploring health issues among populations displaced by crises. He … Continue reading

World AIDS Day 2016: reasons to hope?

By Jamie Enoch (Research Assistant in AIDS Policy, LSHTM) Has 2016 been one of the worst years in history? Whatever your take on the overall state of the world, there is room to approach World AIDS Day with cautious optimism. … Continue reading

The US election results and the fragility of global HIV control initiatives

By Richard Coker and Mishal Khan (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) The recent election of Donald Trump has cast a dark cloud of uncertainty over the United States’ role in international development, and for HIV/AIDS, has thrown the … Continue reading

HSR Symposium 2016 and Health Policy and Planning

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Today marks the start of the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research; a wonderful and also challenging programme addressing the theme of ‘Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing … Continue reading