Category Archives: low-income countries

low-income countries

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

Written 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 … 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

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

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

Can communities become too engaged in global health initiatives? And how to measure their existence?

By Dana Greeson (Columbia University) and Karen Grépin (Wilfrid Laurier University) The success of health initiatives depends on how they are accepted by target communities. Do community members perceive the initiative as addressing a priority issue? Is the intervention culturally … Continue reading

Our new supplement: District decision making for health in low-income settings- a new model for data platforms

By Rhys Williams (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine). This blog is cross posted on the IDEAS website here. An IDEAS supplement in the Journal of Health Policy and Planning Information systems and health planning are relatively neglected areas … Continue reading

Bearing the cost of informal mhealth: a call to action

By Katie Hampshire (Durham University) This wasn’t a paper I’d been intending to write – rather, it demanded to be written in Health Policy and Planning. We had been working for the last three years on an ESRC/DFID-funded project researching the … Continue reading