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Call for abstracts: Rethinking External Assistance for Health

Background In a recently published Commentary in Health Policy and Planning, we discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences have raised questions about the availability, design, implementation, and accountability of external assistance for health. We argue that these questions have made … Continue reading

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Men who have sex with men: stigma within healthcare settings in Senegal

By Fanny Procureur (University College London) Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Senegal face violent homophobia and a very challenging socio-legal context because homosexuality is still illegal in the country. MSM constantly live in fear of being denounced … Continue reading

Online dual practice of public hospital doctors: the case of China

By Hongqiao Fu, PhD (School of Public Health, Peking University) Background Telemedicine and telehealth hold promise for reducing access barriers, improving quality, and containing health expenditure. As Internet companies enter the healthcare market, a rising number of online healthcare platforms … Continue reading

Health Policy and Planning’s Top 10 articles in 2021

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 … Continue reading

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Want to systematically apply gender analysis? Use a gender analysis matrix

By Rosemary Morgan, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health A gender lens can and should be applied to all health research and intervention topics that involve people. This is because gender power relations affect everybody. Despite this, there … Continue reading

SUPPLEMENT LAUNCH! Reimagining health systems for better health and social justice

Health Systems Global (HSG) and Health Policy and Planning (HPP), with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), are pleased to announce the publication of a Special Supplement – Reimagining health systems for better health and social justice. … Continue reading

A hope to address the skewed sex ratio at birth: An Indian state case study

By Neha Purohit (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India)  Rakesh Gupta (Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India), Girdhari Lal Singhal (Office of Chief Minister, Government of Haryana) and Shankar Prinja (Postgraduate Institute of … Continue reading

Health Policy and Planning: Our Global Impact on Health Systems Policy

By Antonella Di Marzio (Oxford University Press) and Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) With more than 1,100 papers mentioned by policy sources so far, Health Policy and Planning is increasingly demonstrating its impact on health systems policy at … Continue reading

Economic factors can play an important role in raising tobacco taxes and advancing public health goals in LMICs

By Ayotemide Akin-Onitolo (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Benjamin Hawkins (University of Cambridge) The World Health Organisation (WHO) established the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) that recommends six evidence-based tobacco control measures: monitoring tobacco use and … Continue reading

Multisectoral Governance for Reproductive Health: Challenges and Lessons from the Philippines

By Vanessa T. Siy Van (Health Sciences Program, Ateneo de Manila University) and Jhanna Uy (Research Department, Philippine Institute for Development Studies; Health Sciences Program, Ateneo de Manila University) What is Multisectoral Governance? Since the twentieth century, governments have recognized … Continue reading