Monthly Archives: September 2018

Call for Papers: “Advancing Health Systems for all in the SDG Era”

This call for papers is jointly organised by the journal Health Policy and Planning, and the organizer of the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2018) – Health Systems Global. This call is intended for those who have had conference abstracts and/or … Continue reading

Open Access Round-up: Summer 2018

The end of EU or national funding for hybrid journal APCs?  The EU’s 2021-27 R&D programme will not pay for articles to be published in hybrid open-access journals under new proposals published by the European Commission in June. Horizon Europe … Continue reading

2018 Dr Joanne Liu – The Cost of Fear: Humanitarian Crises in the Age of Anxiety

Listen to the audio recording The 26th Annual Pumphandle Lecture was delivered on Thursday 6thth September 2018, by Dr Joanne Liu, International President of Médecins Sans Frontiers / Doctors without Borders. Dr Liu’s presentation described, and then drew lessons from, … Continue reading

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SIBs may provide components for outcome-based contracting, but they are not a panacea

BY STEFANIE TAN, ALEC FRASER & NICHOLAS MAYS Public service reform can benefit from outcome-focussed approaches to commissioning. However, we should avoid assuming that Social Impact Bonds are likely to have wide application, explain PIRU’s research team. Social Impact Bonds … Continue reading

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The politics of alcohol and policy formulation

By Adam Bertscher, Leslie London & Marsha Orgill (all authors University of Cape Town) Alcohol is contributing to a growing global burden of non-communicable diseases. Some of these diseases are referred to as ‘industrial epidemics’ because they are the result … Continue reading