We are happy to have guest editors and contributors for our weekly English and French newsletters. You may contribute in three ways:


1)    You can submit articles you find relevant for the newsletter directly to us or by adding #IHPNews in your tweet. @healthsys4all.

2)    You can write an editorial on a hot topic in global health that will be featured in the newsletter once approved by the editorial board.

3)    If you can write in French, you can provide us with a short summary and comment of an article you have read. See here for more details on this.


If you wish to contribute, please contact Kristof Decoster from ITM at ihpnetwork{at}itg{dot}be


More on the editorial
We provide a short editorial every Friday. Guest editors can comment on a ‘hot’ topic, trend or event in global health, or can emphasize a health issue that they feel is being neglected and which they want to put on the international agenda. We favor articles that put a current issue into a new perspective or that are an engaged analysis of a problem that the author feels is being misrepresented in the current literature We welcome guest-editors from the Global South. Scholars, people from the civil society, activists from the Global South.


Technical requirements

  • Informal/casual style is OK, references are not necessary.
  • Three, four paragraphs maximum (or 1.5 page, Times New Roman, letter size 12)
  • Up to 5 links are encouraged and should be included in the text as html links or provided at the bottom with clear marks in the text on where to include them.


Examples for editorials/guest contributions include


If you had two or more pieces featured on the blog, you will be featured among the guest authors.  Please also provide your data will be put in the authors section

  • your (job) title that you use (MD, Prof, research fellow etc.)
  • a small biography of yourself (500 characters max)  AND link to your LinkedIn profile OR link to your profile at your institution (if applicable)
  • name of the institution  you are affiliated with (if applicable)
  • and possibly a photo


PLEASE NOTE that the Editorial board reserves the right to feature the blogposts and editorials that appear on IHP on other blogs (in accordance with agreements with partner blogs), i.e. crossposting. Credit will always be given on these sites to the original author and to the IHP website, where the post appeared first. 


The Editorial board

Latest update : January 8, 2013

One Response to Contribute

  1. Dean Shuey says:

    GAVI, the Gates Foundation, and Health Systems

    The Storeng article on GAVI, the Gates Foundation and Health Systems featured in IHP 286 threw some light on topics that are well known but usually not talked about publicly. I think that the flaw in the ‘Gates model’ is that their approach is, as would be expected, consistent with the computer world where software programs, such as MS Office or Windows, were built up on modules and things are added incrementally and lead to a functional system for the most part. However, that actually creates a big, clunky and inefficient software system that depends on ‘Moore’s law’ to work, i.e. computing capacity doubles every 18 months or so. Anyone who has tried to upgrade to new software systems with an old computer knows the problem. As long as system capacity doubles every 18 months this method of constructing software works. However, I doubt that even the Gates people think health system capacity can increase at that rate. The world might be a better place if Bill Gates stuck to computers and making money and he and Microsoft paid their taxes. But, that seems unlikely to happen in the near future and it is better for the Gates Foundation to spend money on health and education, even if somewhat misdirected in my opinion, than using it to directly purchasing American elections which a fair number of our billionaires seem to see as a legitimate use of their wealth.

    Dean Shuey

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