Category Archives: health policy

health policy

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

Universal health coverage policies may fail to ensure the provision of primary care for all without a stronger commitment to community health

By Andres Garchitorena (Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement and NGO PIVOT), Felana A. Ihantamalala (Harvard Medical School and NGO PIVOT), and Matthew H. Bonds (Harvard Medical School and NGO PIVOT). Background Nearly half of the world’s population lacks access … 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

Facility births are not all the same. Poor, high parity women are underserved by hospitals for childbirth in rural Tanzania

Manuela Straneo (Athena Institute, VU University) , Claudia Hanson (LSHTM and Karolinska Institutet), Lenka Benova (Institute of Tropical Medicine and LSHTM) , Thomas van den Akker (VU University and Leiden University) Background What does it take to provide effective childbirth … Continue reading

Vaccine hesitancy within Black people in the UK: A person-centredness approach

By Michelle Udoh (LSHTM MSc student in Global Mental Health) Cultural competence training must be delivered to all persons involved with the delivery of the programme, to minimise the repercussions that racist attitudes and behaviours have on minority ethnic communities.” … 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

Antibiotic Resistance: Lessons from Behaviour Change Interventions in LMICs

By Carla Cuevas (University College London), Neha Batura (University College London), Luh Putu Lila Wulandari (University of New South Wales and Udayana University), Mishal Khan (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Aga Khan University) and Virginia Wiseman (University … Continue reading