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low-income countries

Mental health cannot wait. Nor does it need to.

By Courtney Sabey (School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa) “They say that mental health doesn’t kill [a] person. But if someone suffer[s] from physical disease, they respond directly. But about mental health? Oh, can wait. Everyone … Continue reading

What a lack of breastfeeding support is costing the world

By Dylan Walters (Nutrition International) and Sandra Remancus (Alive & Thrive) Every year, a lack of concerted support for breastfeeding from governments around the world costs the global economy more than US$570 billion. These losses, the cumulative result of child … Continue reading

Health Policy and Planning’s Top 10 Articles Contributing to the 2021 Impact Factor

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) The 2021 impact factors have now been released and we are pleased to announce we have seen another increase in our impact factor which has gone up to 3.547 with … Continue reading

Untangling the complex pathways towards maternal, late fetal and newborn survival and health through more holistic, contextualized research

By Andrea Blanchard (University of Manitoba) & Neha Singh (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Long and winding roads How can we answer some of the most complex questions in public health? As researchers, we often don’t go far … 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

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

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