All posts in low-income countries

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated catastrophic financial burden: a tragedy still in the making

Rakesh Parashar, Ankita Mukherjee (Oxford Policy Management, Delhi)

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, insights and lessons on…

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Ensuring access to essential sexual and reproductive health products during COVID-19: Challenges and future directions

By Hamsadvani Anand Kuganantham, MBBS, MSc, HPPF; Independent consultant, Sexual and Reproductive Health

In this blogpost, we focus on maintaining access to key Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) products included in the Minimum Initial Service Package, essential maternal care medicines such as Tranexamic acid for prevention of postpartum hemorrhage and…

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Health Systems of Oppression? How health systems operate within and perpetuate systems of oppression

By Ruth Young (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Richard Mangwi (Makerere University), Maylene Shung-King (University of Cape Town) and Rosemary Morgan (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health).

Health system functioning, operation, design and governance can reflect and perpetuate broader power structures in multiple ways. This dynamic…

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SUPPLEMENT LAUNCH! Health policy and systems research mentoring: Supporting early career women in LMICs

By Sameera Hussain (Office of Strategic Policy and Planning, Public Health Agency of Canada) and Dena Javadi (Researcher/PhD student, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health)

This supplement, a collaboration between Health Systems Global (HSG) and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR), is the product of…

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SUPPLEMENT LAUNCH! Innovations in Implementation Research in LMICs

By James Hargreaves (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), Sandra Mounier-Jack (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), Mishal Khan ((London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Kabir Sheikh (Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research)

The mainstreaming of implementation research within public health programmes around the…

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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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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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The relationship between bribes on quality of care during childbirth in India

By Amanda Landrian (University of California, Los Angeles)

Reducing maternal mortality remains a public health priority in many low- and middle-income countries. Great efforts have been made globally to increase institutional deliveries (versus delivering at home) as a means of addressing maternal mortality by increasing women’s access to…

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From Ebola to COVID-19: How Uganda Can Adapt its Response to the Current Crisis

By Federica Margini, Anooj Pattnaik, Angellah Nakyanzi (authors affiliated with ThinkWell)

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, insights…

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