Articles by Stephanie Topp

Senior Lecturer in Global Health and Development, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University. Twitter: @globalstopp

Working with what we’ve got – an(other) reflection on human resources for health

Posted in articles by on February 12, 2016

As the Reachout consortium reminded us in a series of well tweeted-about presentations at Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 10 days ago, community health workers (CHW) need to be a centerpiece of human resource for health (HRH) policies targeting health equity, effectiveness and efficiency via universal health coverage (UHC).  Their … Read more »

We must move beyond the ‘pay vs. no pay’ debate for community health workers

Posted in articles by on October 2, 2015

After several years of consultation, the SDG agenda was launched last week with much fanfare in New York.  Amongst the various health-related targets established by the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target 3.c aims to: substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce … Read more »

People centred health systems

Posted in articles by on July 25, 2014

Steph (@globalstopp) is Health Systems Advisor at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) and Research Associate with the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was a 2013 Emerging Voice and is lead facilitator for the 2014 Emerging Voices online discussion relating to people centred care. She is … Read more »