Monthly Archives: December 2018

A Wartime Christmas: The Nutrition Collection does Christmas

Often when we think of Christmas we associate it with indulgence, where we look forward to succulent roast dinners and copious amounts of sweet treats, but spare a thought for those who faced Christmas on rations. From 1939 till 1954, … Continue reading

New open access article by John Manton and Martin Gorsky, “Health Planning in 1960s Africa: International Health Organisations and the Post-Colonial State.”

The Health Systems team is pleased to announce its latest publication. This article explores the programme of national health planning carried out in the 1960s in West and Central Africa by the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the … Continue reading

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Witness seminar transcript now available: Health Policy-making in an Era of Reform: New Zealand’s Health System in the 1980s

28 February 2018, University of Auckland, New Zealand The era of economic reform in the 1980s was also a pivotal moment in the history of New Zealand’s health system. There was a growing sense of the need for change, rethinking … Continue reading

NEW: MeSH terms for 2019 include Systematic Review as a publication type

As usually happens at this time of year, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) update the MeSH headings used to index their Medline/PubMed database. Full details can be found on the NLM Technical Bulletin, 425. Changes which may be of … Continue reading

Violence against women and girls – a human rights and public health problem

The 25th of November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of an annual campaign: The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The international movement, which had its origins at the Women’s … Continue reading

Removing duplicates from an EndNote library

If you have done any systematic review searching, you will have spent time removing duplicate references from your results. Faced with the prospect of deduplicating 26k results, I put out a plea/rant on twitter. If anyone knows of a system … Continue reading

Series on implementation for early child development launched in Archives of Disease in Childhood

An Archives of Disease in Childhood Series #everychildthrive This is a critical moment for global action in early child development (ECD). Worldwide, an estimated 250 million children under the age of five are at risk of not reaching their developmental … Continue reading

Health systems strengthening in the SDG era: integration and cross-sector linkage

By Susannah Mayhew (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) There is a large body of robust scholarship on the impact and successful drivers of integrating sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV services and their supporting health systems. This … Continue reading