Health Policy and Planning’s Top 10 articles in 2023

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

Health Policy and Planning is an open access journal publishing 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 Implementation Research and…

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Supporting early career women in LMICs in health through mentoring Health Equity: Access to quality services and caring for underserved Populations

By: Nanuka Jalaghonia (Health Systems Global), Sandra Mounier-Jack (Health Policy and Planning) and Ami Bhavsar (Health Policy and Planning)

 

This supplement, a collaboration between Health Systems Global, the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and Health Policy and Planning, is the result of mentorship programme to support…

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India’s thirty years of investing in research for health

Dr Eti Rajwar1 and Prof Sandy Oliver2

1Public Health Evidence South Asia, Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
2EPPI Centre, Social Research Institute, University College London, UK                  

August 2023

 

“Change is inevitable, growth is optional!”- John C Maxwell

It is famously said that ‘Change…

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Health Policy and Planning’s Top 10 articles in 2022

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 Implementation Research and Evaluation.

In 2022, our impact…

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Mental health cannot wait. Nor does it need to.

By Courtney Sabey (School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa)
“They say that mental health doesn’t kill [a] person. But if someone suffer[s] from physical disease, they respond directly. But about mental health? Oh, can wait. Everyone still thinks that mental health can wait” -Rwandan…

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Second Call for Papers: From COVID-19 to stronger people-centred and equitable health systems: HPSR from LMICs

Health Policy and Planning launched a call for papers in 2020 on the basis of a Commentary in which we proposed a research agenda for Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) linked to COVID-19. The call led to a number of publications, which have ranged from studies on the…

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What a lack of breastfeeding support is costing the world

By Dylan Walters (Nutrition International) and Sandra Remancus (Alive & Thrive)

Every year, a lack of concerted support for breastfeeding from governments around the world costs the global economy more than US$570 billion. These losses, the cumulative result of child and maternal mortality, increased healthcare costs, and depleted human…

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Health Policy and Planning’s Top 10 Articles Contributing to the 2021 Impact Factor

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

The 2021 impact factors have now been released and we are pleased to announce we have seen another increase in our impact factor which has gone up to 3.547 with our 5-year impact factor coming in at 4…

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People-centered strategies for the management of drug-resistant tuberculosis is not sexy enough science

By Uzma Khan (IRD Pakistan; Karachi, Pakistan and IRD Global; Singapore, Singapore)

Since 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended treating patients affected with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) using a clinic- or community-based ambulatory care model. However, low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) continue to struggle to…

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Untangling the complex pathways towards maternal, late fetal and newborn survival and health through more holistic, contextualized research

By Andrea Blanchard (University of Manitoba) & Neha Singh (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

Long and winding roads

How can we answer some of the most complex questions in public health? As researchers, we often don’t go far enough to locate our understandings of specific, short-term…

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