Rosa is a 59-year-old woman dying1 of a broken heart: in her heart is a hole that surgeons cannot fix, and the irregular flow of Read More
Wall Street Journal: How Other Countries Freeload on U.S. Drug Research Peter Pitts, president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest “President Trump says American companies have been getting ‘systematically ripped off’ by foreign governments and firms. He’s right. Yet he has backed a proposal that would make the problem even worse —…More
POLITICO: Will Trump keep ‘America first’ with USAID pick? “President Donald Trump’s pledge to put ‘America first’ could spell bad news for the federal agency that helps foreign countries during times of disaster, famine, and war. But the two people believed to be the leading candidates to head the United States Agency for International Development…More
New York Times: America First, in Africa David Leonhardt, columnist at the New York Times “…The Chinese government is financing and subsidizing $1 trillion in spending, mostly in low-income countries around the world. … It’s a wonderful development in many ways. It’s also a reminder of China’s rising strategic challenge to the United States. ……More
Devex: More than half of President Trump’s Global Development Council have resigned “More than half of the president’s Global Development Council — a high-level advisory group of business, civil society, and academic leaders who offer guidance on U.S. foreign assistance — have resigned, according to a former member of the council who shared information on…More
We examined the complex relationship among work, health, and health insurance, which has been affected by changing demographics and employment conditions in the United States.
Employees face an increasing financial burden for health services as health care costs increase relative to earnings.
Nature: Trump immigration ban upends international work on disease “Diseases don’t respect borders, laws or walls. And efforts to combat them rely on networks of scientists to detect outbreaks early, understand how the diseases operate, and then intervene. Researchers say that President Donald Trump’s travel ban challenges that process, putting the United States at risk.…More
STAT: Can the WHO end its money crunch before it gets worse? “It’s anyone’s guess which of the three candidates still in the race to become the next director general of the World Health Organization will emerge victorious when WHO’s 194 member states vote in May. But ask anyone what the next director general’s biggest…More
Devex: Jim Kim thinks more donors should leverage their funds “…Speaking at a breakfast event Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, [World Bank President Jim] Kim made a pitch to global health donors, asking them to consider channeling their funds through the Global Financing Facility for maternal and child health, which promises…More
The Hill: Trump’s biggest impact: Global health financing Nick Seymour, student at Harvard College “…If the U.S. government is to deliver on common sense effective global health programs, leadership on the issue must come from our next president. A little over a year ago, I traveled with a group of student activists from Boston to…More