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Innovation in health systems in low- and middle-income countries

Edited by  Abbas Bhuiya, Gerald Bloom, Annie Wilkinson


There is a growing interest in new technologies and innovative organizational arrangements as a means to improve a health system’s performance. However, only a small proportion of the many investments in innovations have been shown to have an impact on health system performance at scale. The papers in this series, published in Globalization and Health, analyze the factors that enable and constrain the emergence and diffusion of health system innovations. They bring alternative perspectives to this issue, based on diverse local contexts and different types of innovation. The aim is to provide a stronger basis for the formulation of strategies for managing health system change in low- and middle-income countries.

Publication charges for this collection were funded by the Institute of Development Studies.  Articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process overseen by the Guest Editor, who declares no competing interests.

  1. Content type: Review

    The aim of this paper is to contribute to debates about how governments and other stakeholders can influence the application of ICTs to increase access to safe, effective and affordable treatment of common ill...

    Authors: Gerald Bloom, Evangelia Berdou, Hilary Standing, Zhilei Guo and Alain Labrique

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:56

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