Effects of user fee exemption on healthcare utilization among children in Burkina Faso

social science and medicine coverThis article, originally titled “Immediate and sustained effects of user fee exemption on healthcare utilization among children under five in Burkina Faso: A controlled interrupted time-series analysis”, will be published in April 2017 in Volume 179 of the journal Social Science & Medicine and was authored by David Zombré, Manuela De Allegri, and Valéry Ridde.

The article is freely available online here untill April 18th. 

Policy brief : a short preparation guide

The following short presentation exposes best practices and some recommandations to write a persuiasive policy brief. It was designed by Christian Dagenais and presented at the VERDAS consortium workshop, held at Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, on March 1st and 2nd 2017. The VERDAS consortium research project presented its research results, a synthesis of knowledge on urban health interventions for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases. (more…)

Ottawa Statement from the Sparking Solutions Summit on Population Health Intervention Research

The following content is a special article published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health, Vol. 107, No. 6, on March 1st 2017.

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Di Ruggiero, E., Potvin, L., Allegrante, J. P., Dawson, A., De Leeuw, E., Dunn, J. R., Franco, E., Frohlich, K. L., Geneau, R., Jackson, S., Kaufman, J. S., McLeroy, K. R., Morabia, A., Ridde, V., & Verweij, M. (2017). Ottawa Statement from the Sparking Solutions Summit on Population Health Intervention Research. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 107(6), 492–496. https://doi.org/10.17269/cjph.107.6061 Download

Development of participant recruitment strategy in the project “How to improve health and access to health care of migrants without medical coverage in Montreal” – the case of the Chinese community.

This thesis was written by Ke Zhou as part of his Master’s Degree in Public Health at the École des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique (EHESP) in Rennes, France, carried out between 2014 and 2016. This report comes from his Development and implementation of recruitment strategies with hard-to-reach communities, conducted under the tutelage of Valéry Ridde at the Institute of Public Health Research at the University of Montreal (IRSPUM), as part of the research project on access to healthcare for migrants without medical insurance in Montreal.


Best poster at HSR 2016 for Esther McSween-Cadieux.

Congratulations to Esther McSween-Cadieux on receiving the best poster on the theme of “New Partnerships and Collaborations for Health Systems Research and Development” at the HSR 2016 Symposium, held November 14-18 in Vancouver, . A total of 16 prizes were awarded for nearly 500 posters presented at the conference. The complete list of posters is available here. The poster focuses on the evaluation of a deliberative dialogue on road safety in Burkina Faso, and can be downloaded below.


Call for content – Stance and reflexivity in global health

The REALISME Chair appeals to global health researchers, students and practitioners to take a reflective approach about their practices and experiences in global health in order to improve them. Abstracts should be sent by March 1, 2017 to . (more…)