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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

Chronicle of deaths foretold – six lessons and needed actions based on the Brazilian COVID-19 outbreak

By Lucia Brugnara, MD and Prof. Michael Marx, MD (University of Heidelberg) 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

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

The relationship between bribes on quality of care during childbirth in India

By Amanda Landrian (University of California, Los Angeles) Reducing maternal mortality remains a public health priority in many low- and middle-income countries. Great efforts have been made globally to increase institutional deliveries (versus delivering at home) as a means of … Continue reading

From Ebola to COVID-19: How Uganda Can Adapt its Response to the Current Crisis

By Federica Margini, Anooj Pattnaik, Angellah Nakyanzi (authors affiliated with ThinkWell) 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 facilitate … Continue reading

What will it cost to prevent violence against women and girls in low- and middle-income countries?

By Sergio Torres Rueda (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) The scale of the problem At the end of 2018 we presented findings of our cost analysis of programmes to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG) in a … 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

A Voice From the Front Line: What roles should urban community health workers be performing in the context of COVID-19?

By Teralynn Ludwick, Sumit Kane, Barbara McPake and Alison Morgan (Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia) In this blog series we are giving a voice to practitioners, implementers and policy-makers involved in national COVID-19 responses in low- … Continue reading

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