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HSR Symposium 2018 and Health Policy and Planning

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Starting on the 8th October – this marks the start of the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research; a full and diverse programme addressing the theme of ‘Advancing health systems for all … 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

Call for Papers: “Advancing Health Systems for all in the SDG Era”

This call for papers is jointly organised by the journal Health Policy and Planning, and the organizer of the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2018) – Health Systems Global. This call is intended for those who have had conference abstracts and/or … Continue reading

The politics of alcohol and policy formulation

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

SUPPLEMENT LAUNCH: Strengthening health system leadership for better governance: what does it take?

By Lucy Gilson (University of Cape Town) http://bit.ly/HealthSystemLeadership Why is health system leadership so important? And what can be done to improve health system leadership in low- and middle-income countries for better governance? A new supplement in Health Policy and … 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

A Decade of Tracking Aid for Health

Authored by: Antonia Dingle and Josephine Borghi (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) Since 2006, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has been working with Countdown to 2015/2030 to track official development assistance (ODA), or aid, … Continue reading

What can we learn by investigating communication breakdown in outpatient referrals in Latin America?

By Ingrid Vargas, Irene Garcia-Subirats, Amparo-Susana Mogollon Pérez, Marina Ferreira-de-Medeiros-Mendes, Pamela Eguiguren, Angelica-Ivonne Cisneros, María-Cecilia Muruaga, Fernando Bertolotto and María Luisa Vázquez[1] It is difficult when you get a referral form like this: “vascular” That’s all! Where is the clinical … Continue reading

Survival needs or health care? Challenges accessing health care among female migrants in Accra, Ghana

By Samantha R. Lattof, PhD (London School of Economics and Political Science) Background Every week whilst collecting the data for my recent article in Health Policy and Planning, I heard reports of female migrants dying in Accra, Ghana.  Some of … Continue reading

How economic development norms are hurting global tobacco control

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