Author Archives: phpunsal

Addressing COVID-19 outbreaks in socio-demographically challenging urban pockets: lessons from India

By Saachi Dalal (Khushi Baby), Ruchit Nagar (Khushi Baby and Harvard Medical School), Dr. Dan Schwarz (Ariadne Labs and Harvard Medical School), Rohit K. Singh, IAS (Additional Chief Secretary, Medical, Health and Family Welfare, Rajasthan) In this blog series we … Continue reading

A Voice From the Front Line: Social Distancing Measures, Economic Considerations and Health in Indonesia during COVID-19

By Hasbullah Thabrany (Chief of Party, the USAID-Health Financing Activity in Indonesia – personal view) and Virginia Wiseman (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, The Kirby Institute at University of New South Wales) In this blog series we are … Continue reading

A Voice From the Front Line: Reaching out of the box to engage private non-state healthcare actors in LMICs to combat COVID-19

By Priya Balasubramaniam (Public Health Foundation of India & Centre for Sustainable Health Innovations), Birger C. Forsberg (Karolinska Institutet), Gerald Bloom (Institute of Development Studies), Phyllis Awor (Makerere University School of Public Health), Meenakshi Gautham, London School of Hygiene and … Continue reading

Health in a time of COVID-19 – how and where do we start strengthening health systems?

By Fiona Samuels (Overseas Development Institute), Ana B. Amaya (Pace University and UNU-CRIS) and Dina Balabanova (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine In this blog series we are giving a voice to practitioners, implementers and policy-makers involved in national … Continue reading

A Voice From the Front Line: Implications for Migrant Workers in Myanmar

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 … Continue reading

Evidence to inform the COVID-19 response: Collection of HPP papers

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 … Continue reading

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: FROM ISOLATION TO SOLIDARITY

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 … Continue reading

Do population beliefs change if we improve appropriate use of malaria medications?

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, … Continue reading

Navigating fragility? What’s the big idea?

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 … Continue reading

How can locally-based research institutions support COVID-19 preparedness and response? African example

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 … Continue reading