About the blog
International health policies (IHP) blog is an initiative of the ‘Health Policy unit’ at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium (ITM), and fits in the wider project of “Strategic Network on International Health Policies.” It is in line with the ITM objective of “Switching the Poles,” aiming to increase the influence of the Global South on the global health debate.
Topics we cover
We focus on international and global health issues like global health initiatives, global public goods, aid effectiveness in the health sector but we also cover important articles in specific domains like AIDS or malaria. We specifically favor topics that influence health in developing countries.
The IHP Newsletter
Our blog has an accompanying newsletter that has been sent out weekly since early 2009, on Friday afternoons.Our team selects about 10-15 articles from the Lancet and other sources related to international health policies in low- and middle income countries and circulates them to the people interested. We have over 2000 readers spread over all continents, both in the North and in the South. Next to the English version, we also provide a French newsletter.
(As an additional service to subscribers from developing countries, they can be provided with some articles that they have difficulty downloading from their location.)
Follow us at @healthsys4all. You can submit articles you find relevant for the newsletter directly to us or by adding #IHPNews in your tweet.
Kristof Decoster, Peter Delobelle, Ildiko Bokros, Basile Keugoung & Wim Van Damme (ITM)