Category Archives: low-income countries

low-income countries

Health Policy and Planning – Top Cited and Accessed Articles in 2017

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Health Policy and Planning publishes high-quality health policy and systems research that aims to inform policy and practice in low- and middle-income countries and provides a forum for publishing high quality … Continue reading

NEW SUPPLEMENT: Leaving no one behind: the role of gender analyses in strengthening health systems

By Kate Hawkins (Pamoja Communications Ltd) The online world is abuzz with campaigns to increase the visibility of women and gender analysis within global health. Campaigns online to prevent ‘all male panels’ and the successful Women in Global Health campaign … Continue reading

“Stop treating HIV like a wound – the bandage doesn’t work” (Masedi, 23, Botswana): Listening to young people and changing narratives around HIV/AIDS

By Jamie Enoch (Research Assistant in AIDS Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) World AIDS Day 2017 This World AIDS Day 2017, there is significant progress to celebrate as UNAIDS figures suggest that almost 21 million people living … Continue reading

What will it take to bring about more people-centred and integrated health systems?

By Jonathan Hopkins (Independent Consultant, formerly, International Planned Parenthood Federation) and Susannah Mayhew (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) http://bit.ly/HealthSystemsIntegration The Sustainable Development Goals – the 17 global goals for bringing about sustainable development by 2030 – will not … Continue reading

STEP-BY-STEP: How to measure health worker motivation in Low- and Middle Income Countries (LMICs)

By Jo Borghi (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) This published paper on ‘How to do (or not to do)… Measuring health worker motivation in surveys in low- and middle-income countries’ aims to provide a practical overview of the … Continue reading

NEW SUPPLEMENT: Resilient and Responsive Health Systems in a Changing World

By Lucy Gilson (University of Cape Town) and Natasha Salaria (LSHTM) http://bit.ly/HSG_Resillience Our world is an uncertain place, in which change, challenge, but also opportunity, are constant features. Well known recent health crises have led the health policy and systems … Continue reading

Navigating silos–reflections on 20 years of health policy advocacy and programme implementation in Southeast Asia

By Chris Vickery (Biography below) The establishment of Global Health Initiatives (GHIs) has seen a massive increase in funding for, depending on how one saw it, either health system-distorting, unintegrated vertical disease control programmes, or problem-focused, results-based strategic investments in … Continue reading

STORIFY: Our #CommunityMNH supplement – a summary of the tweet chat celebrating its launch!

Our #CommunityMNH supplement – a tweet chat celebrating its launch! Health Policy and Planning published a unique supplement looking at the first multi-country economic analyses of large scale community care for mothers and newborns.

INFOGRAPHIC: First multi-country economic analyses of large scale community care for mothers and newborns

Supplement name: Community-based maternal & newborn care economic analysis: Multi-country analysis of costs and health systems with implications for scale up http://bit.ly/CommunityMNH Check out the Storify of our Twitter chat and live stream of our official Supplement Event Launch with Professor Joy … Continue reading

Should I stay or should I go? The clash between facility childbirth and homebirth decisions

By Lenka Benova (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) As the day of delivery approaches, pregnant women around the world make preparations for childbirth. Many choose which health facility to attend for the delivery, and make plans about how … Continue reading