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…
By Stephanie Topp (James Cook University)
In Zambia, as in sub-Saharan Africa, the prison population is predominantly male and experiences high rates of disease including HIV and tuberculosis. Notwithstanding growing recognition of this problem, the issue of prison health has historically been given low priority by both Zambian and…
By Vishnu Shankar (Stanford University)
With over 36.9 million individuals globally living with HIV-AIDS and an estimated 35 million people dead since the start of the epidemic, what will it take to have an AIDS-free generation? Last month, the United Nations announced their ambitious goal to end…
By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
Health Policy and Planning has recently published an open access supplement on The Emergence and Effectiveness of Global Health Networks, funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and guest edited by Jeremy Shiffman and Sara Bennett…
By Benjamin Hawkins (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Chris Holden (University of York)
Despite the substantial health harms associated with alcohol, and the emerging literature on the activities of the alcohol industry, policies at the national and global levels remain extremely weak in comparison with tobacco control…