Tag Archives: policy

Frameworks to assess health system governance

By Thidar Pyone, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Governance has previously been measured by assessing the performance of health indicators at the national level and has not been assessed at the sub-national level. There are various tools and frameworks for … Continue reading

Alcohol policy, tobacco exceptionalism and the need for policy learning

By Benjamin Hawkins (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Chris Holden (University of York) Despite the substantial health harms associated with alcohol, and the emerging literature on the activities of the alcohol industry, policies at the national and … Continue reading

Mahaveer Golechha – TED talk and profile

We are thrilled to share this TEDx talk from MSc Health Policy, Planning and Finance graduate Mahaveer Golecha. Mahaveer is currently an Assistant Professor at the Public Health Foundation of India. He also works with a number of public health … Continue reading

Interview: Timothy Powell Jackson on Social Franchising in Health

Dr Timothy Powell Jackson is a Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is currently involved in a study evaluating social franchising in Uttar Pradesh, India. Continue reading

BLOG: Liberalising drinking hasn’t left much chance for thinking

Alcohol policy has, for too long, spurned evidence or evaluation. Scotland is showing England and Wales the way forward, prioritising monitoring and evaluation of new policies to help generate better evidence, argues David Humphreys Government policies to control alcohol have, … Continue reading

SEMINAR: Preventing harm with alcohol licensing: can we generate evidence from policy?

SPHR@L Seminar Series NIHR School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM ‘Preventing harm with alcohol licensing: can we generate evidence from policy?’ Speaker: David Humphreys (University of Oxford) Seminar abstract – D Humphreys Seminar blog coming soon… Date: Wednesday, 11th March 2015 Time: 17.15-18.30 – … Continue reading

Update: Wellcome Trust open access policy for monographs & book chapters

The Wellcome Trust has extended its open access policy to include scholarly monographs and book chapters authored or co-authored by Trust grantholders that arise as part of their grant funded research. As of today the extended policy applies to all grantholders who … Continue reading

Applying behavioural economics to public policy

by Saugato Datta, Vice President, ideas42 Behavioural economics studies human behaviour in all its messy complexity. Its practitioners pay attention to all manner of things that standard neoclassical economics ignores (or waves away as unimportant: the context in which decisions … Continue reading

Abolition of user fees: do we (really) know enough?

By Valéry Ridde and Emilie Robert, University of Montreal “I think the bank was ideological”, in an interview with The Guardian last month the President of the World Bank surprised everyone by acknowledging that his institution had for years promoted … Continue reading

First digitally-born e-thesis at LSHTM

A milestone has been reached with the School’s first ‘e-born’ thesis now available via LSHTM Research Online! The thesis by Dr Alex Cook and entitled ‘Control of Salmonella infection in pigs at the farm level in Great Britain‘ joins the … Continue reading