SUPPLEMENT LAUNCH! Reimagining health systems for better health and social justice

Health Systems Global (HSG) and Health Policy and Planning (HPP), with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), are pleased to announce the publication of a Special Supplement – Reimagining health systems for better health and social justice.

This Supplement distills and spotlights some of the rich debates and…

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A hope to address the skewed sex ratio at birth: An Indian state case study

By Neha Purohit (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India)  Rakesh Gupta (Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India), Girdhari Lal Singhal (Office of Chief Minister, Government of Haryana) and Shankar Prinja (Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India)

Background

An alarming number…

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Health Policy and Planning: Our Global Impact on Health Systems Policy

By Antonella Di Marzio (Oxford University Press) and Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

With more than 1,100 papers mentioned by policy sources so far, Health Policy and Planning is increasingly demonstrating its impact on health systems policy at a global level, thus helping bridge the…

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Economic factors can play an important role in raising tobacco taxes and advancing public health goals in LMICs

By Ayotemide Akin-Onitolo (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Benjamin Hawkins (University of Cambridge)

The World Health Organisation (WHO) established the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) that recommends six evidence-based tobacco control measures: monitoring tobacco use and prevention policies, protecting people from tobacco smoke, offering…

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Multisectoral Governance for Reproductive Health: Challenges and Lessons from the Philippines

By Vanessa T. Siy Van (Health Sciences Program, Ateneo de Manila University) and Jhanna Uy (Research Department, Philippine Institute for Development Studies; Health Sciences Program, Ateneo de Manila University)

What is Multisectoral Governance?

Since the twentieth century, governments have recognized that health is as much a product of social, economic…

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Universal health coverage policies may fail to ensure the provision of primary care for all without a stronger commitment to community health

By Andres Garchitorena (Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement and NGO PIVOT), Felana A. Ihantamalala (Harvard Medical School and NGO PIVOT), and Matthew H. Bonds (Harvard Medical School and NGO PIVOT).

Background

Nearly half of the world’s population lacks access to essential health services. To address this, most countries…

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Health Policy and Planning’s Top 10 Articles Contributing to the 2020 Impact Factor

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

The 2020 impact factors are now out as of this month and what a year it has been. We are pleased to announce we have seen an increase in our impact factor which has gone up to 3.344 with…

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Current approaches to COVID-19 emergency response planning: scope to promote health systems resilience and reduce avoidable death and illness

By Saqif Mustafa (World Health Organization), Yu Zhang (World Health Organization), Zandile Zibwowa (World Health Organization), Redda Seifeldin (World Health Organization), Louis Ako-Egbe (World Health Organization Country Office, Monrovia, Liberia), Geraldine McDarby (World Health Organization), Edward Kelley (World Health Organization), Sohel Saikat (World Health Organization)

COVID-19 has been…

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Facility births are not all the same. Poor, high parity women are underserved by hospitals for childbirth in rural Tanzania

Manuela Straneo (Athena Institute, VU University) , Claudia Hanson (LSHTM and Karolinska Institutet), Lenka Benova (Institute of Tropical Medicine and LSHTM) , Thomas van den Akker (VU University and Leiden University)

Background

What does it take to provide effective childbirth care to the poorest women in rural sub-Saharan Africa? Understanding where…

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Vaccine hesitancy within Black people in the UK: A person-centredness approach

By Michelle Udoh (LSHTM MSc student in Global Mental Health)
Cultural competence training must be delivered to all persons involved with the delivery of the programme, to minimise the repercussions that racist attitudes and behaviours have on minority ethnic communities.”
The concentrated and collaborative efforts of governments and various stakeholders…

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