Understanding the factors affecting the attraction and retention of health professionals in rural and remote areas: a mixed-method study in Niger

This mixed-method study was published in open access in the Human Resources for Health Journal. The authors, Loubna Belaid, Christian Dagenais, Mahaman Moha and Valéry Ridde seek to understand the factors that influence the attraction and retention of health professionals working in rural areas in Niger.


Are African governments in the driver’s seat when it comes to health financing policymaking?

This blog post written by Lara Gautier was published today on the BMC Series Blog.

A review published today in BMC Global Health Research and Policy explores whether governments have ownership of the policy making process in health financing in Sub-Saharan Africa and what exactly this ownership means. Here to discuss this and the influence of external donors in health financing policies is author of the review, Lara Gautier.


How do diffusion agents make their policy travel across international, continental, and national levels? The case of performance-based financing

This presentation was designed by Lara Gautier for the 3rd International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP 3) held in Singapore on June 2017. The research on which the presentation was based focuses on diffusion agents’ characteristics and strategies aimed at diffusing a global health innovation (PBF) in Subsaharan Africa. (more…)

Twelve months of implementation of health care performance-based financing in Burkina Faso: A qualitative multiple case study

This article, published on July 3rd, 2017 in the International Journal of Health Planning and Management, was written by Valéry Ridde, Maurice Yaogo, Sylvie Zongo, PaulAndré Somé & AnneMarie TurcotteTremblay. The study analysed health care performance-based financing implementation in Burkina Faso 12 months postlaunch in late 2014.


Research dissemination workshops: observations and implications based on an experience in Burkina Faso

Health research policy and systems journal coverThis article, written by Esther Mc Sween-Cadieux, Christian Dagenais, Paul-André Somé and Valéry Ridde, was published on June 2nd, 2017, in the Volume 15, issue 1 of the Health Research Policy and Systems Journal. It presents observations and implications of a workshop held in Burkina Faso and the effects it produced on research results use and the processes that facilitated, or not, the application of the knowledge transmitted. (more…)