By: Allison Portnoy (Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
What is financial risk protection?
Policymakers use a number of priority-setting frameworks to make decisions but accounting only for health gains and medical costs averted in the case of vaccination can neglect important…
Firew Bobo (University of Technology Sydney), Augustine Asante (University of New South Wales), Mirkuzie Woldie (Federal Ministry of Health, Ethiopia), Andrew Hayen (University of Technology Sydney)
Improvements in maternal and newborn health coverage have not led to anticipated progress in maternal and newborn health indicators in low- and middle…
By Lydia Davidson (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
Note: This post was written prior to the Myanmar Military Coup in February, the situation is now very different. The coup serves to highlight the challenges faced in Myanmar. I would like to pay my respects to my nursing colleagues…
Authors: Diksha Singh1, Pankaj Bahuguna1, Lorna Guinness2, Shankar Prinja1
1Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 International Decision Support Initiative (IDSi), Centre for Global Development, London, UK
In 2018 India launched AB PM-JAY as part of…
On the 15th of January 2021, our friend and colleague, Dr Bart Jacobs, died tragically in Cambodia where he lived with his wife and two children. He will always be remembered for his commitment to transforming health systems and making health care available to all, especially the poor.
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.
2020 was an extraordinary and challenging year with the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the…
Rakesh Parashar, Ankita Mukherjee (Oxford Policy Management, Delhi)
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 timely cross- learning by sharing opinions, insights and lessons on…
By Connie Hoe (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)
Road traffic injuries are a major public health problem and the leading killer of children and young adults around the world. One of the key risk factors is drinking and driving. This is because alcohol impairment leads to poor…
By Hamsadvani Anand Kuganantham, MBBS, MSc, HPPF; Independent consultant, Sexual and Reproductive Health
In this blogpost, we focus on maintaining access to key Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) products included in the Minimum Initial Service Package, essential maternal care medicines such as Tranexamic acid for prevention of postpartum hemorrhage and…
By Ruth Young (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Richard Mangwi (Makerere University), Maylene Shung-King (University of Cape Town) and Rosemary Morgan (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health).
Health system functioning, operation, design and governance can reflect and perpetuate broader power structures in multiple ways. This dynamic…