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Bridging the gap for post-project evaluations of adolescent sexual and reproductive health projects: Guidance from WHO

By Susan Igras (Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health, Center for Child and Human Development), Marina Plesons (UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP) and the World Health Organization) and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli (UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World…

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Key lessons from Mexico’s changes to the obesity policy agenda

By Angela Carriedo  (World Public Health Nutrition Association)

The 2014 Mexican soda (sugar-sweetened beverages) tax policy supported rapid policy diffusion. It also improved the conditions within the country to progress on the obesity agenda. How and why did it happen? Our article published in Health Policy and Planning, provides…

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Health Policy and Planning’s Top 10 Articles Contributing to the 2019 Impact Factor

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

The 2019 impact factors are now out as of July 2020, and what a year 2020 has been so far. With things being relatively unpredictable in the global sphere, our impact factor has remained well, fairly steady and similar to…

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A Voice From the Front Line: Reaching out of the box to engage private non-state healthcare actors in LMICs to combat COVID-19

By Priya Balasubramaniam (Public Health Foundation of India & Centre for Sustainable Health Innovations), Birger C. Forsberg (Karolinska Institutet), Gerald Bloom (Institute of Development Studies), Phyllis Awor (Makerere University School of Public Health), Meenakshi Gautham, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Desta, Lakew (Amref Health Africa) & Uranchimeg Tsevelvaanchig…

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Health in a time of COVID-19 – how and where do we start strengthening health systems?

By Fiona Samuels (Overseas Development Institute), Ana B. Amaya (Pace University and UNU-CRIS) and Dina Balabanova (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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…

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Evidence to inform the COVID-19 response: Collection of HPP papers

What measures were effective in previous pandemics?

Can we anticipate the impacts of COVID-19 on nutrition, mental health and other health issues in order to address them proactively?

What is health systems resilience and does it explain why some countries are combatting COVID-19 more effectively?

These and other…

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COVID-19 PANDEMIC: FROM ISOLATION TO SOLIDARITY

By Richard Coker (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

An epidemiological tsunami is sweeping the world. The most vulnerable will succumb directly from infection and, often forgotten, indirectly from being unable to access health care services. As this pandemic unfolds, it may be difficult to see any positive consequences…

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Health Policy and Planning’s Top 10 articles in 2019

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.

2019 was another…

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Tuberculosis: Health Policy and Systems Research

By Mishal Khan (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

This is the first World Tuberculosis (TB) Day since high-level UN General Assembly meeting on TB in September 2018. Strong commitments were made by political leaders and hopes are high. Enthusiasm for a revolutionary shift in tackling infectious diseases…

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Using the Polio Legacy to Strengthen International Health Regulations for Global Health Security

By Nirmal Kandel1, Graham Tallis2, Stella Chungong1, Jaouad Mahjour1

1Department of Country Health Emergency Preparedness and IHR, World Health Organisation

2Department of Polio Eradication, World Health Organisation

Continuing outbreaks, disasters and conflict are sufficient evidence that the world remains vulnerable to health emergencies. Emergencies can have significant health, social, economic…

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