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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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Call for abstracts: Rethinking External Assistance for Health

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In a recently published Commentary in Health Policy and Planning, we discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences have raised questions about the availability, design, implementation, and accountability of external assistance for health. We argue that these questions have made urgent the need for a fundamental…

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Men who have sex with men: stigma within healthcare settings in Senegal

By Fanny Procureur (University College London)

Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Senegal face violent homophobia and a very challenging socio-legal context because homosexuality is still illegal in the country. MSM constantly live in fear of being denounced and taken by the police or beaten up. They…

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Online dual practice of public hospital doctors: the case of China

By Hongqiao Fu, PhD (School of Public Health, Peking University)

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Telemedicine and telehealth hold promise for reducing access barriers, improving quality, and containing health expenditure. As Internet companies enter the healthcare market, a rising number of online healthcare platforms have emerged worldwide. These platforms primarily use telephone and videoconferencing…

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Health Policy and Planning’s Top 10 articles in 2021

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.

At Health Policy and…

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Want to systematically apply gender analysis? Use a gender analysis matrix

By Rosemary Morgan, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A gender lens can and should be applied to all health research and intervention topics that involve people. This is because gender power relations affect everybody. Despite this, there has been a historic neglect of gender-based analysis in…

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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)

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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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