HSR 2018 Liverpool: a summary of our interventions on health systems research

The Global Symposium on Health Systems Research is organized every two years by Health Systems Global to bring together the full range of players involved in health systems and policy research and practice. Valéry Ridde and several collaborators, researchers and students, presented some of their work at the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2018) held in Liverpool from October 8th to October 12h, 2018. All the presentations are available hereunder. (more…)

Performance-based financing in low-income and middle-income countries: isn’t it time for a rethink?

Performance-based financing in low-income and middle-income countries: isn’t it time for a rethink?This article is a collaboration between researchers, academics and public health experts from Europe, North America and Africa, working with recipient governments, in research centres and donor organisations, or as individual experts. It presents a critical perspective on how performance-based financing (PBF) is actually implemented and questions the view that PBF in the health sector is an effective, efficient and equitable approach to improving the performance of health systems in low-income and middle-income countries. It was published in january 2018 in BMJ Global Health. (more…)

Donor-funded project’s sustainability assessment: a qualitative case study of a results-based financing pilot in Koulikoro region, Mali.

This study was just published in the Globalization and Health Journal. The authors, Mathieu Seppey, Valéry Ridde, Laurence Touré and Abdourahmane Coulibaly aimed to understand a pilot project’s sustainability process and to assess its level of sustainability. The project’s objective was to improve demand and supply of health services through financing performance.

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Characterisation of the rural indigent population in Burkina Faso: a screening tool for setting priority healthcare services in sub-Saharan Africa

This study was just published in open access in the Volume 7 Issue 10 of BMJ Open Journal. The authors, Samiratou Ouédraogo, Valéry Ridde, Nicole Atchessi, Aurélia Souares, Jean-Louis Koulidiati, Quentin Stoeffler and Maria-Victoria Zunzunegui aimed to identify what makes someone indigent beyond being recognised by the community as needing a card for free healthcare. (more…)

The unintended consequences of community verifications for performance-based financing in Burkina Faso

This study is available in open access in the Volume 191 of Social Science & Medicine Journal until November 9th, 2017. The authors, Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay, Idriss Ali Gali-Gali, Manuela De Allegri and Valéry Ridde documented the unintended consequences of community verifications for performance-based financing in Burkina Faso through a multiple case study of seven healthcare facilities in Burkina Faso.

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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.

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Knowledge sharing in global health research – the impact, uptake and cost of open access to scholarly literature

This study was published in open access in the Health Research Policy and Systems Journal. The authors, Elise Smith, Stefanie Haustein, Philippe Mongeon, Fei Shu, Valéry Ridde and Vincent Larivière, aim to assess the use, cost and impact of OA diffusion in the context of Global Health Research. The article is available in free access below on this page.

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15th International Dengue Course. Challenges of Zika and Chikungunya transmission

After 30 years of the first edition of the course and in the framework of the 80 Anniversary of the institute of Tropical medicine, the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for the Study of Dengue and its Vector of the Institute of Tropical Medicine/MINSAP, the Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology, the Cuban Ministry of Health and PAHO-WHO organized the 15th edition of the Dengue International Course, in this occasion facing Zika and Chikungunya from 7th-18th August 2017. (more…)