To understand these so-called ‘political interferences’, one has to look at aspects of the response that lie outside of the health sector – including economic and diplomatic interests.
Despite being fundamentally concerned with change over time, historical methods from the social sciences and humanities have been neglected in HPSR
The use of multimedia is dynamic and can be used differently and creatively. The potential of its utilization in health system research extends to serve various roles, which include its use to represent knowledge by explaining complex research results, advocate for causes, raise awareness or support collective action and decision-making processes.
The 2nd International Symposium on Community Health Workers brought together over 500 participants from 35 countries to explore the theme: ‘Potentials of CHWs in the prevention and control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the context of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).’
To get governments to “keep the promise” on UHC, there must be a collective understanding of the politics that underpins government decision-making
By Dr Shakira Choonara*, public health researcher and activist.