Behind the scenes of dual practice: understanding physicians’ engagement in private services in low-income settings
Giuliano Russo Barbara McPake Physicians’ engagement with dual practice and private sector activities has always been frowned-upon by patients and regulators alike, on ethical grounds, but also on the suspicion that it diverts scarce resources and effort from public services, particularly in...Read more
Is there more than Beatles and Mersey in Liverpool? The 1st International Conference on Realist Approaches to Evaluation and Synthesis
Marsha Orgill, Sara Van Belle, Woldekidan Amde, Aku Kwamie, Thubelihle Mathole, Gaëlle Vareilles, Emilie Robert, Valeria Campos da Silveira and Bruno Marchal The authors, members of the SHAPES cluster group on ‘theory-driven inquiry’ attended the 1 st International Conference on Realist Approac...Read more
Kate Hawkins Initiatives Inc.’s CHW Central and the Thematic Working Group on Supporting and Strengthening the Role of Community Health Workers in Health System Development are delighted to announce their decision to work together to improve the accessibility and applicability of evidence. A meeti...Read more
Ebola emerges in fragile states: another ‘wake- up’ call for action on health systems in conflict affected states?
Suzanne Fustukian Karen Cavanaugh In 2013 World Bank President Jim Kim stated that the lack of progress for many fragile states: “s hould be a wake-up call to the global community not to dismiss these countries as lost causes,” and that “ timely and critical support [is needed] to ...Read more
Mariam Bhacker Jeffrey V. Lazarus Health Systems Global and the health systems research community have come a long way since Beijing. Our numbers have grown, the thematic working groups are hitting their stride, and despite a few hiccups with the Internet connection in Cape Town, online coverage of ...Read more