Policy & Systems



A conversation with MacArthur Genius Gary Cohen of Health Care Without Harm

Gary Cohen is co-founder and president of Health Care Without Harm. His focus is global health care delivery and its role in promoting health equity, environmental Read More


Publish in Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation

We invite readers and contributors to Global Health Hub to consider publishing global health-themed papers in Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. We’re Read More


Realistic portrayal of the scientific community needed to combat science denial

With the recent release of the movie “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,” I’m seeing a few blog posts and articles pop up about the hegemonic Read More


Health Care Workers Risking Lives To Provide Care In Conflict Zones, Panel Says

Global Health NOW: Losing Lives to Save Lives “ ‘Kunduz.’ Prior to this declarative utterance, Council on Foreign Relations Fellow Laurie Garrett had presided Tuesday over a meeting at CFR in New York by launching hard questions at panelists from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the Program…More

Friday Think: closing the global cervical cancer prevention gap

The Pap smear, colposcopy, biopsy. These are proven lifesavers that screen women for cervical cancer, but only for the women who can access them. For hundreds of millions of women in low and middle income countries (LMICs), these technologies and treatment innovations (such as CryoPen and thermal coagulation) are expensive, hard to deliver, and often […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMy 30 years of hope, empowerment, and politics in reproductive healthATMs dispense clean water in Nairobi’s slumsMeet a period piece designed to bust taboos ;

Expenditures for Persons Living With HIV Enrolled in Medicaid, 2006–2010

Background: Costs of care for persons living with HIV have been high historically.

Frontline Health Workers: A Missing Link in Global Health’s Data Revolution

“You want a revolution? I want a revelation.” —Angelica Schuyler, Hamilton the musicalThere is no denying a data revolution is underway in global development.The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed to in 2000 represented a breakthrough moment when for the first time, the development community agreed upon and tracked key targets for 2015. For the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed to last year with 2030 targets, the multidisciplinary Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data has been established “to convene, connect, and catalyze” effective use of data to track progress. The World Bank, USAID, and WHO last year set forth a Roadmap for Health Measurement and Accountability.Only when all health workers have the data they need can global health goals be realized.

Meet the superheroes fighting diarrheal disease

Editor’s note: Following are excerpts from a post by Erika Amaya that originally published as “Meet the superheroes squashing public enemy number 2” on PATH’s Defeat Diarrheal Disease (DefeatDD) website. Vaccines are one of the superheroes in our fight against diarrhea. In areas with limited access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, diarrhea can hold […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMy 30 years of hope, empowerment, and politics in reproductive healthHow the death of my friend inspired a lifesaving delivery kitYellow fever: an old disease with new plot twists ;

Why I fight pneumonia

Nearly a decade ago, I joined the fight against pneumonia. The reasons were compelling then and still are. But, what I witnessed one hot day in The Gambia continually reminds me why I stay the course. I officially joined up when I signed on at PATH to lead a vaccine development project to fight the […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMeet the superheroes fighting diarrheal diseaseMy 30 years of hope, empowerment, and politics in reproductive healthPolio, pride, and love: the story of an exceptional mother and her son ;

What’s the likely impact of Brexit on development, aid and Oxfam? Any opportunities amid the…

Following on Tuesday’s retrospective ‘how did this happen?’ piece, some thoughts on the future, starting wide (development in general) then narrowing down to the aid business, and all the way to Oxfam/INGOs. All highly tentative, subject to correction etc in the coming days. One big assumption: I’m assuming that Brexit actually goes ahead. And one pleasant surprise – there are a few opportunities as well …

Physical activity and gaps in global health education: why the #PEPA16 MOOC is an important…

Ann Gates is a health care leader, clinical pharmacist, and exercise educationalist. She started her career as a clinical pharmacist in the NHS but quickly became interested in leadership and service planning. Ann is CEO and founder of Exercise Works but has also worked as NHS Director of Strategic Planning and as Head of Health Strategy, for Trent Strategic Health Authority, UK. She is passionate about global health, action on inequalities, and exercise medicine. Here she shares the benefits of physical activity and her latest venture as a co-founder of a new online training resource.

The Big 5: STIs and Effects on Pregnancy

Sexually Transmitted Infections are harmful in across populations, but can have especially devastating effects during pregnancy. Screening is essential during the first trimester for what we have identified as the “Big 5 STIs”: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, and Hepatitis B. The unique effects of each of these diseases on pregnancy will be explained below. Chlamydia Pregnant women with chlamydia hold a higher risk for birth complications. These include miscarriage, premature birth, and stillbirth.

Production, Fair Pricing Of Medicines Critical To Achieving Universal Access To Quality Health…

Huffington Post: A Comprehensive And Fair Solution To The Price Of Medicines Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director general at the WHO “…[T]he price-setting mechanisms for commodities that are inextricably linked to people’s health and survival must be made more transparent so that we can, as a global community, devise effective solutions. To that end, the World…More

Next WHO Director General Will Need To Create Streamlined, Flexible Organization

PLOS Medicine: A Global Champion for Health — WHO’s Next? Clare Garvey, Thomas McBride, Linda Nevin, Larry Peiperl, Amy Ross, Paul Simpson, and Richard Turner, PLOS Medicine editors “…The next [WHO] director general will need to heed critics of the organization and craft a process of streamlining and restructuring to produce a new WHO that…More

How to create more supportive supervision for primary healthcare: lessons from Ngamiland…

Background: Supportive supervision is a way to foster performance, productivity, motivation, and retention of health workforce.

High performance in healthcare priority setting and resource allocation: A literature- and case…

Publication date: August 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 162 Author(s): Neale Smith, Craig Mitton, William Hall, Stirling Bryan, Cam Donaldson, Stuart Peacock, Jennifer L.

Out with ‘Family’ Planning, In with ‘Future’ Planning

In Kenya, the “Future Fab” teen lifestyle brand is taking off. Around the world, young people are rallying around the term “future planning.” And in West Africa, youth ambassadors are mobilizing their peers to encourage their governments to invest in contraceptive security.They’re diverse projects in different contexts addressing unique communities’ needs, but they’re all focused on making contraceptive use more accessible for youth. And in each, the term “family planning” has been purposefully set aside.The term no longer serves young people who aren’t managing their reproductive health in the context of marriage. Today, the two words that have so long acted as the umbrella term for women’s ability to choose the spacing and timing of their births are no longer serving young people who aren’t managing their reproductive health in the context of marriage. Adolescents view their need for access to contraception not just as a way to decide when to become pregnant, but as a path for them to plan their education, their relationships, their finances and their futures as a whole.Read the rest of the article at Devex.Also read: Youth Advocates Can Increase the Use of Modern Contraceptives, If We Listen to Them Future Planning: Young People Making Choices In Ethiopia, the Beat Goes on, in Music and Health For Young People, Is Family Planning a Misnomer?  Tags: guest contributoryouthfamily planningAuthor: Kelli RogersCategory: OpinionOur WorkAbstract: Does “family planning” need a language makeover?Homepage Featured: 0Hidden Tags: #healthworkerscountTop of Post Image: SEO Title: Out with 'Family' Planning, In with 'Future' PlanningSEO Description: Does “family planning” need a language makeover?Custom Thumbnail:

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