News & Commentary

30 September 2014

Ebola’s collision with the Sierra Leone post-conflict health system

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Dr Haja Wurie In this article, Dr Haja Wurie (College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Sierra Leone and the ReBUILD Consortium) explains how Ebola has affected the already overstretched, post-conflict health system in Sierra Leone. Post-conflict Sierra Leone still suffers from the effects of ...

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27 September 2014

MHTF’s Work in Respectful Maternity Care Featured in Cape Town Symposium on Health Systems Research

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Katie Millar Next week the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF), along with other global experts, will gather in Cape Town at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research . At the symposium, we, along with the USAID|Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project , aim to strengthen the me...

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27 September 2014

Collective action, social media and health policy – a new area of health policy and systems research?

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Veena Sriram  In February 2014, in order to alleviate India’s seemingly intractable human resource shortage in rural areas, the Medical Council of India decided to extend the duration of the MBBS program by a year to 7.5 years, so as to include one year of mandatory rural posting for all stud...

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24 September 2014

Global Health and the Problem of Local Context

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Stephanie M Topp The lead up to the upcoming 3rd Global Health Systems Symposium may be a good time to reflect on an emerging paradox in the world of global health.  On the one hand, we are seeing a growing emphasis on the need to generate health service and clinical models that work across mul...

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19 September 2014

Inviting Foucault to Cape Town

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Kerry Scott    There is no power relation without the correlative constitution of a field of knowledge, nor any knowledge that does not presuppose and constitute at the same time power relations. ― Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison What would French philosop...

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