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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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Providing essential TB services during COVID-19

By Amyn A. Malik, Saira Khowaja (Global Health Directorate, Indus Health Network)

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 countries.  These posts seek to facilitate timely cross- learning by sharing opinions…

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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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Innovation during COVID-19: Applying global mental health lessons from humanitarian settings to high resource settings

By Felicity L Brown (War Child Holland) and Wietse A Tol (University of Copenhagen)

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 countries.  These posts seek to facilitate timely cross- learning by…

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Think Malawi. Think tobacco. Think again.

By Ronald Labonte, PhD (University of Ottawa), Raphael Lencucha, PhD (McGill University) and Takondwa Moyo, BSc (Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources)

When you think Malawi and agriculture, you think tobacco. Why wouldn’t you? While not the biggest tobacco leaf producer on the planet, Malawi remains the country…

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A Voice From the Front Line: Social Distancing Measures, Economic Considerations and Health in Indonesia during COVID-19

By Hasbullah Thabrany (Chief of Party, the USAID-Health Financing Activity in Indonesia – personal view) and Virginia Wiseman (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, The Kirby Institute at University of New South Wales)

In this blog series we are giving a voice to practitioners, implementers and policy-makers involved…

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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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Do population beliefs change if we improve appropriate use of malaria medications?

By Elisa M. Maffioli, Indrani Saran, Manoj Mohanan, Wendy Prudhomme O’Meara

In malaria-endemic countries non-malaria febrile illnesses are frequent. Malaria diagnostic testing is becoming increasingly common. However, especially in rural settings, febrile individuals are often treated at retail drug stores, and among those less than 10% get…

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