Tag Archives: policy

NEW SUPPLEMENT: Leaving no one behind: the role of gender analyses in strengthening health systems

By Kate Hawkins (Pamoja Communications Ltd) The online world is abuzz with campaigns to increase the visibility of women and gender analysis within global health. Campaigns online to prevent ‘all male panels’ and the successful Women in Global Health campaign … Continue reading

Can we stop women bleeding to death in childbirth? WOMAN Trial hosts discussion around postpartum haemorrhage and the launch of ‘Blood Clock’ art installation

By Ninha Silva, MARCH Centre Blog Editor (MSc Public Health Candidate) Around 100,000 women die every year globally as a result of severe bleeding after birth (postpartum haemorrhage). In 2010, an international and multidisciplinary team, coordinated by the London School of … Continue reading

Frameworks to assess health system governance

By Thidar Pyone, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Governance has previously been measured by assessing the performance of health indicators at the national level and has not been assessed at the sub-national level. There are various tools and frameworks for … Continue reading

Alcohol policy, tobacco exceptionalism and the need for policy learning

By Benjamin Hawkins (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Chris Holden (University of York) Despite the substantial health harms associated with alcohol, and the emerging literature on the activities of the alcohol industry, policies at the national and … Continue reading

Interview: Timothy Powell Jackson on Social Franchising in Health

Dr Timothy Powell Jackson is a Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is currently involved in a study evaluating social franchising in Uttar Pradesh, India. Continue reading

BLOG: Liberalising drinking hasn’t left much chance for thinking

Alcohol policy has, for too long, spurned evidence or evaluation. Scotland is showing England and Wales the way forward, prioritising monitoring and evaluation of new policies to help generate better evidence, argues David Humphreys Government policies to control alcohol have, … Continue reading

SEMINAR: Preventing harm with alcohol licensing: can we generate evidence from policy?

SPHR@L Seminar Series NIHR School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM ‘Preventing harm with alcohol licensing: can we generate evidence from policy?’ Speaker: David Humphreys (University of Oxford) Seminar abstract – D Humphreys Seminar blog coming soon… Date: Wednesday, 11th March 2015 Time: 17.15-18.30 – … Continue reading

Update: Wellcome Trust open access policy for monographs & book chapters

The Wellcome Trust has extended its open access policy to include scholarly monographs and book chapters authored or co-authored by Trust grantholders that arise as part of their grant funded research. As of today the extended policy applies to all grantholders who … Continue reading

Applying behavioural economics to public policy

by Saugato Datta, Vice President, ideas42 Behavioural economics studies human behaviour in all its messy complexity. Its practitioners pay attention to all manner of things that standard neoclassical economics ignores (or waves away as unimportant: the context in which decisions … Continue reading

Abolition of user fees: do we (really) know enough?

By Valéry Ridde and Emilie Robert, University of Montreal “I think the bank was ideological”, in an interview with The Guardian last month the President of the World Bank surprised everyone by acknowledging that his institution had for years promoted … Continue reading