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A special series on practicing governance towards equity in health systems in LMIC, by SOPH academics

SOPH colleagues contributed to a new thematic series on the International Journal for Equity in Health. The articles in the series addresss governance through diverse health policy and system issues, consider actors located at multiple levels of the system and draw on multidisciplinary perspectives. They present detailed examination of experiences in a range of African and Indian settings, led by authors who live and work in these settings. The overall purpose of the papers in this series is thus to provide an empirical and embedded research perspective on governance and equity in health systems.

Featured articles

Practicing governance towards equity in health systems: LMIC perspectives and experience

Lucy Gilson, Uta Lehmann and Helen Schneider

Leadership and governance of community health worker programmes at scale: a cross case analysis of provincial implementation in South Africa

Helen Schneider and Nonhlanhla Nxumalo

Negotiating power relations, gender equality, and collective agency: are village health committees transformative social spaces in northern India?

Kerry Scott, Asha S. George, Steven A. Harvey, Shinjini Mondal, Gupteswar Patel and Kabir Sheikh

Exploring how different modes of governance act across health system levels to influence primary healthcare facility managers’ use of information in decision-making: experience from Cape Town, South Africa

Vera Scott and Lucy Gilson

Organisational culture and trust as influences over the implementation of equity-oriented policy in two South African case study hospitals

Ermin Erasmus, Lucy Gilson, Veloshnee Govender and Moremi Nkosi

Devolution and its effects on health workforce and commodities management – early implementation experiences in Kilifi County, Kenya

Benjamin Tsofa, Catherine Goodman, Lucy Gilson and Sassy Molyneux

How does decentralisation affect health sector planning and financial management? a case study of early effects of devolution in Kilifi County, Kenya

Benjamin Tsofa, Sassy Molyneux, Lucy Gilson and Catherine Goodman

Postings and transfers in the Ghanaian health system: a study of health workforce governance

Aku Kwamie, Miriam Asiamah, Marta Schaaf and Irene Akua Agyepong

“We are toothless and hanging, but optimistic”: sub county managers’ experiences of rapid devolution in coastal Kenya

Mary M. Nyikuri, Benjamin Tsofa, Philip Okoth, Edwine W. Barasa and Sassy Molyneux

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