News & Commentary

05 December 2017

Universal Health Coverage: are we there yet?

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This blog post is part of a wider HSG blog series in the lead up to the Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017, which takes place in Tokyo, Japan from 12 - 15 December. In this series, HSG members provide their perspectives on how Health Policy and Systems Research is fundamental to ach...

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04 December 2017

Law, regulation and policy: How do they impact universal health coverage?

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This blog post is part of a wider HSG blog series in the lead up to the Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017, which takes place in Tokyo, Japan from 12 - 15 December. In this series, HSG members provide their perspectives on how Health Policy and Systems Research is fundamental to ach...

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27 November 2017

The Syrian health workforce in crisis: challenges and opportunities

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By Sharif Ismail (member of the HSG Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States Thematic Working Group), Aula Abbara, Adam Coutts, Fouad Fouad, Diana Rayes and Miriam Orcutt  on behalf of the Steering Committee of the Syria Public Health Network Six years of conflict in Syria ha...

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17 November 2017

Road traffic crashes claim over 1 million lives a year, what can we do about it?

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By Adnan Hyder, HSG Board Member Walking the streets of Dhaka or Kampala it is not uncommon to see rickshaws zooming through the streets, right beside children playing in the dirt, mothers with babies walking to the market, and young people selling all types of goods. A road in these contexts is not...

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15 November 2017

New HPP Supplement: Resilient and Responsive Health Systems in a Changing World

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By Lucy Gilson, HSG Board Member (University of Cape Town) and Natasha Salaria (LSHTM) Our world is an uncertain place, in which change, challenge, but also opportunity, are constant features. Well known recent health crises have led the health policy and systems research community to consider,...

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