Category Archives: Funding

Funding

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

Current approaches to COVID-19 emergency response planning: scope to promote health systems resilience and reduce avoidable death and illness

By Saqif Mustafa (World Health Organization), Yu Zhang (World Health Organization), Zandile Zibwowa (World Health Organization), Redda Seifeldin (World Health Organization), Louis Ako-Egbe (World Health Organization Country Office, Monrovia, Liberia), Geraldine McDarby (World Health Organization), Edward Kelley (World Health Organization), … Continue reading

Bridging the gap for post-project evaluations of adolescent sexual and reproductive health projects: Guidance from WHO

By Susan Igras (Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health, Center for Child and Human Development), Marina Plesons (UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP) and the World Health Organization) and Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli (UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World … Continue reading

Ensuring access to essential sexual and reproductive health products during COVID-19: Challenges and future directions

By Hamsadvani Anand Kuganantham, MBBS, MSc, HPPF; Independent consultant, Sexual and Reproductive Health In this blogpost, we focus on maintaining access to key Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) products included in the Minimum Initial Service Package, essential maternal care medicines … Continue reading

SUPPLEMENT LAUNCH! Innovations in Implementation Research in LMICs

By James Hargreaves (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), Sandra Mounier-Jack (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), Mishal Khan ((London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Kabir Sheikh (Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research) The mainstreaming … Continue reading

Key lessons from Mexico’s changes to the obesity policy agenda

By Angela Carriedo  (World Public Health Nutrition Association) The 2014 Mexican soda (sugar-sweetened beverages) tax policy supported rapid policy diffusion. It also improved the conditions within the country to progress on the obesity agenda. How and why did it happen? … Continue reading

Providing essential TB services during COVID-19

By Amyn A. Malik, Saira Khowaja (Global Health Directorate, Indus Health Network) 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 … Continue reading

Health Policy and Planning’s Top 10 Articles Contributing to the 2019 Impact Factor

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) The 2019 impact factors are now out as of July 2020, and what a year 2020 has been so far. With things being relatively unpredictable in the global sphere, our … Continue reading

Innovation during COVID-19: Applying global mental health lessons from humanitarian settings to high resource settings

By Felicity L Brown (War Child Holland) and Wietse A Tol (University of Copenhagen) 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 … Continue reading

Think Malawi. Think tobacco. Think again.

By Ronald Labonte, PhD (University of Ottawa), Raphael Lencucha, PhD (McGill University) and Takondwa Moyo, BSc (Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources) When you think Malawi and agriculture, you think tobacco. Why wouldn’t you? While not the biggest tobacco leaf … Continue reading