By Jamie Enoch (Research Assistant in AIDS Policy, LSHTM)
Has 2016 been one of the worst years in history? Whatever your take on the overall state of the world, there is room to approach World AIDS Day with cautious optimism. UNAIDS estimates that over 18 million people are accessing antiretroviral…
By Richard Coker and Mishal Khan (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
The recent election of Donald Trump has cast a dark cloud of uncertainty over the United States’ role in international development, and for HIV/AIDS, has thrown the future of global control efforts into question.
By Mishal Khan (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
This blog is extracted with kind permission and modifications from Singapore Sling.
The long flight back home from the Fourth Health Systems Research Symposium in Vancouver provided an opportunity to reflect on the plethora of thought-provoking discussions that took…
By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
Today marks the start of the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research; a wonderful and also challenging programme addressing the theme of ‘Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world’ from 14-18th November in Vancouver, Canada. This…
By Dana Greeson (Columbia University) and Karen Grépin (Wilfrid Laurier University)
The success of health initiatives depends on how they are accepted by target communities. Do community members perceive the initiative as addressing a priority issue? Is the intervention culturally sensitive? Is there buy-in from community influencers? We…
By Kjell Arne Johansson (University of Bergen) Kirsten Bjerkreim Strand (University of Bergen), Abebaw Fekadu (Addis Ababa University) and Dan Chisholm (World Health Organization)
This blog is published as a policy brief here: http://www.uib.no/en/rg/globpri
Mental and neurological health care has long been neglected in…
By Rhys Williams (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine).
This blog is cross posted on the IDEAS website here.
An IDEAS supplement in the Journal of Health Policy and Planning
Information systems and health planning are relatively neglected areas of health policy and system research.
Collecting high quality routine…
By Professor Martin McKee (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
More than two months after the British electorate voted, in a referendum, to leave the European Union, we still have no idea about what the alternative model will look like and thus, what the implications are for research, health…
By Katie Hampshire (Durham University)
This wasn’t a paper I’d been intending to write – rather, it demanded to be written in Health Policy and Planning. We had been working for the last three years on an ESRC/DFID-funded project researching the impacts of mobile phone use on…
By Amy Rees (Altmetric)
This blog will be cross-posted on the Altmetric blog site: https://www.altmetric.com/blog/
Altmetric tracks the non-traditional attention associated with scholarly outputs. Altmetric’s coverage includes references from public policy documents, mentions on blogs, social networks and in the mainstream media, and…