Category Archives: low-income countries

low-income countries

From Ebola to COVID-19: How Uganda Can Adapt its Response to the Current Crisis

By Federica Margini, Anooj Pattnaik, Angellah Nakyanzi (authors affiliated with ThinkWell) In this blog series we are giving a voice to practitioners, implementers and policy-makers involved in national COVID-19 responses in low- and middle-income countries.  These posts seek to facilitate … Continue reading

What will it cost to prevent violence against women and girls in low- and middle-income countries?

By Sergio Torres Rueda (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) The scale of the problem At the end of 2018 we presented findings of our cost analysis of programmes to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG) in a … Continue reading

Think Malawi. Think tobacco. Think again.

By Ronald Labonte, PhD (University of Ottawa), Raphael Lencucha, PhD (McGill University) and Takondwa Moyo, BSc (Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources) When you think Malawi and agriculture, you think tobacco. Why wouldn’t you? While not the biggest tobacco leaf … Continue reading

A Voice From the Front Line: Reaching out of the box to engage private non-state healthcare actors in LMICs to combat COVID-19

By Priya Balasubramaniam (Public Health Foundation of India & Centre for Sustainable Health Innovations), Birger C. Forsberg (Karolinska Institutet), Gerald Bloom (Institute of Development Studies), Phyllis Awor (Makerere University School of Public Health), Meenakshi Gautham, London School of Hygiene and … Continue reading

Health in a time of COVID-19 – how and where do we start strengthening health systems?

By Fiona Samuels (Overseas Development Institute), Ana B. Amaya (Pace University and UNU-CRIS) and Dina Balabanova (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine In this blog series we are giving a voice to practitioners, implementers and policy-makers involved in national … Continue reading

A Voice From the Front Line: Implications for Migrant Workers in Myanmar

By Htun Nyunt Oo (LSHTM fellow for Global Health Leadership 2019/20; Director of National AIDS Programme, MoHS, Myanmar) In this blog series we are giving a voice to practitioners, implementers and policy-makers involved in national COVID-19 responses in low- and … Continue reading

Evidence to inform the COVID-19 response: Collection of HPP papers

What measures were effective in previous pandemics? Can we anticipate the impacts of COVID-19 on nutrition, mental health and other health issues in order to address them proactively? What is health systems resilience and does it explain why some countries … Continue reading

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: FROM ISOLATION TO SOLIDARITY

By Richard Coker (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) An epidemiological tsunami is sweeping the world. The most vulnerable will succumb directly from infection and, often forgotten, indirectly from being unable to access health care services. As this pandemic … Continue reading

Do population beliefs change if we improve appropriate use of malaria medications?

By Elisa M. Maffioli, Indrani Saran, Manoj Mohanan, Wendy Prudhomme O’Meara In malaria-endemic countries non-malaria febrile illnesses are frequent. Malaria diagnostic testing is becoming increasingly common. However, especially in rural settings, febrile individuals are often treated at retail drug stores, … Continue reading

Health Policy and Planning’s Top 10 articles in 2019

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