Author Archives: Health Policy and Planning

Considering health equity when moving from evidence-based guideline recommendations to…

Health Policy & Planning doi: 10.1093/heapol/czx126

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10 Best resources for community engagement in implementation research

AbstractImplementation research (IR) focuses on understanding how and why interventions produce their effects in a given context.

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The welfare implications of public healthcare financing: a macro–micro simulation analysis of…

AbstractStudies on global health and development suggest that there is a strong correlation between the burden of disease and a country’s level of income.

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The effect of a performance-based financing program on HIV and maternal/child health services…

AbstractPerformance-based financing (PBF) is a mechanism by which health providers are paid on the basis of outputs or results delivered.

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Dynamics of evidence-informed health policy making in Pakistan

AbstractIncorporating evidence is fundamental to maintaining the general acceptance and efficiency in public policies.

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The need for speed: the peer-review process and what are we doing about it?

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A new use for an old tool: maternity waiting homes to improve equity in rural childbirth care….

AbstractLimited quality of childbirth care in sub-Saharan Africa primarily affects the poor.

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Heath Sector Network Governance and State-building in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

AbstractLongstanding patterns of interaction exist between state and non-state actors seeking to improve public health in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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The effect of costs on Kenyan households’ demand for medical care: why time and distance…

AbstractIn an environment of constrained resources, policymakers must identify solutions for financing and delivering health services that are efficient and sustainable.

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Impact evaluation of free delivery care on maternal health service utilisation and neonatal…

AbstractNepal introduced free delivery services for births in public facilities in 2005 in 25 districts with the intervention initially restricted to women with less than two living children and/or women with obstetric complications.

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HIV prevention costs and their predictors: evidence from the ORPHEA Project in Kenya

AbstractWe estimate costs and their predictors for three HIV prevention interventions in Kenya: HIV testing and counselling (HTC), prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC).

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Improving health systems performance in low- and middle-income countries: a system dynamics…

AbstractSystem dynamics methods were used to explore effective implementation pathways for improving health systems performance through pay-for-performance (P4P) schemes.

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Hospitalizations for primary care sensitive conditions: association with socioeconomic status…

AbstractHospitalizations for primary care sensitive conditions (HPCSC) have been used as a measure of the effectiveness of primary care.

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The impact of prevention and control of infectious disease law on diarrhoea control: a 5-year…

AbstractTo address to burden of infectious diseases such as diarrhoea, the Vietnamese government has enacted the Law on Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (LPCIDs) since July 2008.

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