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“This race will be intense”: a look at elections for Director General of the WHO

This week, the World Health Assembly is meeting in Geneva. Elections for the the next Director General of the World Health Organization is a top item Read More

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“Zika is a test to see if we’ve learned anything from Ebola” — Emergency funding not…

Categories: Budget, U.S. Policy and FundingTags: zikaThe 1.9 billion dollars the Obama Administration has requested to respond to the Zika virus is not enough, according to Amy Pope. It’s not enough to build lab capacity, improve surveillance and diagnostics, and strengthen overall health systems so that the global community can anticipate emerging infections instead of reacting to them, she says. That, she […](Read more…)

Perhaps we could value palliative care for a similar reason, as its root goal is also to make life more meaningful.

Eliminate the TB Scourge – The New York Times

Tuberculosis is a problem worldwide. But little is being done to modernize our approach to this debilitating and deadly disease. Source: Eliminate the TB Scourge Read More

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World Health Assembly agrees new Health Emergencies Programme

WHO Member States today agreed to one of the most profound transformations in the Organization’s history, establishing a new Health Emergencies Programme. The programme adds operational capabilities for outbreaks and humanitarian emergencies to complement its traditional technical and normative roles. The new programme is designed to deliver rapid, predictable, and comprehensive support to countries and communities as they prepare for, face or recover from emergencies caused by any type of hazard to human health, whether disease outbreaks, natural or man-made disasters or conflicts.


Effect of deploying community health assistants on appropriate treatment for diarrhea, malaria,…

Objective A critical shortage of human resources for health in Zambia remains a great challenge.


“This race will be intense”: a look at elections for Director General of the WHO

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This week, the World Health Assembly is meeting in Geneva. Elections for the the next Director General of the World Health Organization is a top item Read More


Similarities and differences between stakeholders’ opinions on using Health Technology…

The European-study on Quantifying Utility of Investment in Protection from Tobacco (EQUIPT) project aimed to study transferability of economic evidence by co-creating the Tobacco Return On Investment (ROI) too…


A qualitative case study of evaluation use in the context of a collaborative program evaluation…

Program evaluation is widely recognized in the international humanitarian sector as a means to make interventions and policies more evidence based, equitable, and accountable.


U.N. Central Emergency Response Fund Critical To Humanitarian Efforts

U.N. Central Emergency Response Fund: Why we need a U.S.$1 billion Central Emergency Response Fund Stephen O’Brien, under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator at the U.N., and colleagues discuss the role of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in providing humanitarian assistance in conflict situations and highlight the need for more funding, writing,…More


Investing In Health Systems Critical To Disease Control, Prevention Efforts

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Resilient Health Systems Can Prevent and Contain Pandemics Irene Koek, acting deputy assistant administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, discusses USAID’s investments in health system strengthening and the importance of resilience, writing, “As the world becomes increasingly connected, we must ensure that health professionals are able to address the complex, multi-sectoral disease…More


An Avon-Like Approach to Lifesaving Health Care

Chuck Slaughter might be the founder of Living Goods—one of the most innovative health delivery organizations in the world—but when he started out, he was a struggling serial entrepreneur.A graduate of Yale University with a degree in architecture, Slaughter initially opened a bike repair shop, but business didn’t take off. Next, he started a company to produce documentary films about social issues, but the venture failed. Then, while flipping through The New York Times one day, Slaughter read a story about Trickle Up, a micro-financing organization that connects donors to small-business owners around the globe. Today, Living Goods operates with an Avon-like approach to delivering health care, training local entrepreneurs to go door-to-door. Inspired by the company’s mission, he called and asked for a job.Trickle Up said yes, an answer that took him to India, Nepal, and Indonesia as its program officer. The experiences provided him with a crash course in how micro-businesses operate and introduced him to the world of social entrepreneurship.“Life is not a straight line,” Slaughter, 52, says of his early days


Issues of data collection and measurement

About five years ago, soon after we started this blog, I wrote a blog post titled “Economists have experiments figured out. What’s next? (Hint: It’s Measurement)” Soon after the post, I had folks from IPA email me saying we should experiment with some important measurement issues, making use of IPA’s network of studies around the world.


Secret vote on WHO bodes ill for future of global health

Everybody is talking about how best to reform the WHO, arguably the best vehicle for coordinating the ever-changing global health agenda. But a new election process using secret ballots for appointing the next director-general is hardly a promising start.


Global health partnerships: building multi-national collaborations to achieve lasting…

In response to health care challenges worldwide, extensive funding has been channeled to the world’s most vulnerable health systems.


“Zika is a test to see if we’ve learned anything from Ebola” — Emergency funding not…

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Categories: Budget, U.S. Policy and FundingTags: zikaThe 1.9 billion dollars the Obama Administration has requested to respond to the Zika virus is not enough, according to Amy Pope. It’s not enough to build lab capacity, improve surveillance and diagnostics, and strengthen overall health systems so that the global community can anticipate emerging infections instead of reacting to them, she says. That, she […](Read more…)


Eliminate the TB Scourge – The New York Times

Perhaps we could value palliative care for a similar reason, as its root goal is also to make life more meaningful.

Tuberculosis is a problem worldwide. But little is being done to modernize our approach to this debilitating and deadly disease. Source: Eliminate the TB Scourge Read More


5 Behavioral Science Tips for Integrating Health Services So People Actually Use Them

[en français]In Senegal, over a third of postpartum women who want to delay or avoid additional pregnancy do not use a modern method of contraception. This is despite the fact that most Senegalese women know about family planning and have access to services.To reach these women, the Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Action, with support from IntraHealth International, launched an integrated services pilot program. The idea was simple: since 70% of children are fully vaccinated, and many mothers at immunization sessions want family planning services, why not offer family planning during routine immunization services?We joined the team at IntraHealth using our behavioral science expertise to uncover situational behavioral factors that may prevent this from being successful. Together, we unpacked the decisions and actions of postpartum women at the immunization clinics to understand how women decide to use contraception (or not), and then follow through on this intention.A seemingly inconsequential hassle prevented many women from using family planning. By observing Senegalese health clinics and through discussions with the providers and clients, we uncovered five behavioral insights to keep in mind when designing effective integrated health services:1.


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