Tag Archives: equity

What does Black History Month signify in a pre-dominantly black yet racially diverse community?

Black History Month, a month (every October in the UK) to celebrate and remember what is considered a legacy of African-American (Black) excellence first originated in the United States in the 1970s. Since then, it has given birth to a … Continue reading

Decolonising the LSHTM Archives

Within the LSHTM Archives Service we have begun to re-examine the way we work, the stories we tell and the role we can play in promoting different versions of history. This was originally inspired by the work of Lioba Hirsch, … Continue reading

‘Diversity work is messy, even dirty, work’ – Let’s discuss!

Diversity work has been described as “messy, even dirty, work” involving “sweaty concepts, concepts that come out of the effort to transform institutions that are often not as behind that transformation as they appear to be” (Ahmed 2017: 94). Following … Continue reading

SUPPLEMENT LAUNCH! Health policy and systems research mentoring: Supporting early career women in LMICs

By Sameera Hussain (Office of Strategic Policy and Planning, Public Health Agency of Canada) and Dena Javadi (Researcher/PhD student, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health) This supplement, a collaboration between Health Systems Global (HSG) and the Alliance for Health … Continue reading

Bearing the cost of informal mhealth: a call to action

By Katie Hampshire (Durham University) This wasn’t a paper I’d been intending to write – rather, it demanded to be written in Health Policy and Planning. We had been working for the last three years on an ESRC/DFID-funded project researching the … Continue reading

What can we do now to end the HIV-AIDS epidemic?

By Vishnu Shankar (Stanford University) With over 36.9 million individuals globally living with HIV-AIDS and an estimated 35 million people dead since the start of the epidemic, what will it take to have an AIDS-free generation? Last month, the United … Continue reading

What’s next after a successful ITN mass campaign to achieve universal coverage?

By Albert Kilian, Technical Director, Tropical Health LLP In a recently published article, Zöllner and colleagues provide a very interesting assessment of ownership and equity of insecticide treated nets (ITN) following a mass distribution campaign in Burkina Faso. They report … Continue reading