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.


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.


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…)

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.


Community Resources for All

Our community resources guide is finally available! This guide is intended for all immigrants who are not a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen. Services are provided without immigration documents or proof of residence. Food, clothing, immigration, health and activities for everyone free of charge! Social Work students from McGill University, under the supervision of Dr. Jill Hanley, phoned the various agencies in Montreal to ensure the services provided. The guide is also available in French and Spanish. Thank you to all the people who contributed to its realization! (more…)

Setting performance-based financing in the health sector agenda: a case study in Cameroon

This case study examines the policy process behind the introduction of performance-based financing program in Cameroon. The article was published in Globalization and Health Journal on August 1st, 2017, and was written by Isidore Sieleunou, Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay, Jean-Claude Taptué Fotso, Denise Magne Tamga, Habakkuk Azinyui Yumo, Estelle Kouokam and Valery Ridde. (more…)

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…)