As governments are developing schemes for universal health coverage (UHC) and progressing towards the sustainable development goals (SDGs), they need relevant and context-sensitive evidence to support different policies and interventions. Decision-makers are increasingly using qualitative evidence to understand various socioeconomic contexts, health systems and communities.
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Plain packaging and graphic photos on cigarette packets are now mandatory in many countries and have been shown to be effective.
'Many Nepalese depend on traditional healers and or do not seek hospital treatment because they consider themselves to be too poor to pay for treatment, or think there will be no benefit. If the numbers of out-of-hospital deaths caused by snakebite are to be reduced in Nepal, there needs to be improvements in the public awareness of the benefits of snakebite treatment in hospital and in the pre-hospital care of snakebite – as seen, for example, in Sri Lanka.
In the last 15 years there has been considerable growth in the amount of – and funding for – healtalth policy and systems research. However, research addressing health policy decision-making, across all stages of the policy process, has been relatively neglected....