By Htun Nyunt Oo (LSHTM fellow for Global Health Leadership 2019/20; Director of National AIDS Programme, MoHS, Myanmar)
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…
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…
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…
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…
By Alastair Ager, NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Health in Situations of Fragility, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
There’s a growing interest in the concept of fragility. Initially just a new label given to ‘failed states’ to foster a more respectful form of engagement with countries marked by deep…
By: Professor Martin Antonio (LSHTM and WHO Collaborating Centre for New Vaccines Surveillance)
The global outbreak of novel coronavirus disease (renamed COVID-19) has brought to attention the preparedness of African countries and health systems to be able to address the COVID-19 outbreak. On 31 Jan 2020 the WHO…
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…
By Ebiowei S.F Orubu (Niger Delta University) & Sachiko Ozawa (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
What does access to medicines in health systems mean, and why is this of concern?
This special issue in the journal Health Policy and Planning entitled “Access to Medicines through Health Systems…
By Joseph J. Valadez, Ulrike Seeberger (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)
HIV/AIDS is one of the first global epidemics that killed complete generations of young adults. Its transition towards a chronic condition is one of the great achievements of medicine, pharmacy and public health. However, as a chronic disease…
By Jessica King (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
The million-dollar question
How can we best measure quality of care? It’s the million-dollar question which those of us working in health systems and quality improvement would love to answer. So much of our time and effort…