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health policy

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

Policy Needs to Focus on Politics: Coca-Cola’s Political and Policy Influence in Mexico

By Eduardo J Gómez (King’s College London) True to the nature of being a political scientist, I’ve always been interested in exploring the sources of political power and its consequences for policy. In my new article titled “Coca-Cola’s Political and … 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

Health Policy and Planning’s 2018 Impact Factor and Top 10

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Another year, another impact factor. Health Policy and Planning’s new 2018 Impact Factor has seen another increase to 2.714, placing us 14th out of 81 journals in the Health Policy and Services category … Continue reading

Digital Health for Communities: “It makes you someone who changes with the times”

By Kristy M. Hackett (Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) With the release of the World Health Organization’s Global Strategy on Digital Health, the inaugural State of Digital Health 2019, and novel tools … 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

What is driving antimicrobial resistance? Well, depends on who you ask.

By Anna Durrance-Bagale and Mishal Khan (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)  A UN report released last week highlighted yet again the serious threats to health and economic development posed by antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The report was picked up … Continue reading

‘DOING MORE WITH LESS’ – Voices of Frontline Health Service Providers in South Africa

By: Carrie-Brooke Sumner (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council & University of Cape Town) Health systems under pressure If you work in a health system or health systems research, you’re no stranger to messages … Continue reading