Category Archives: low-income countries

low-income countries

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

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: 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