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How to take morphine in rural Guatemala

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

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: An Argument For Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Every year, the Guttmacher Institute provides data on pregnancy incidence by intention status and outcome worldwide. In 2012, out of the 213 million pregnancies that Read More

The God of empty spaces: Thoughts on religion and civil society in neoliberal Guatemala

The other day I visited Lydia, a 56-year-old Maya woman who lives with her family in the highlands of Guatemala and has for many years Read More

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Global Health Donors Should Funnel Money Through GFF To Better Leverage Funds, World Bank’s…

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


American Leadership In Global Health Financing ‘Indispensable’ To U.S., Global Security,…

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


How to take morphine in rural Guatemala

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


Year in Review: 2016 in 12 Charts (and a video)

Between the social, political, and economic upheavals affecting our lives, and the violence and forced displacement making headlines, you’d be forgiven for feeling gloomy about 2016. A look at the data reveals some of the challenges we face but also the progress we’ve made toward a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable future. Here are 12 charts that help tell the stories of the year. 1.The number of refugees in the world increased. At the start of 2016, 65 million people had been forcibly displaced from their homes, up from 60 million the year before


Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: An Argument For Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Every year, the Guttmacher Institute provides data on pregnancy incidence by intention status and outcome worldwide. In 2012, out of the 213 million pregnancies that Read More


New Global Health University Takes Shape

Photo by Aaron Levenson / Partners In HealthLeft to right: Deputy Executive Director of Inshuti Mu Buzima Antoinette Habinshuti, PIH Co-founder Paul Farmer, Minister of Education Musafiri Papias Malimba, and Executive Director of the University of Global Health Equity Peter Drobac plant a tree to celebrate the building of the university. Last week, Partners In Health Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer addressed an audience at a convention center in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. An architectural rendering projected above him showed the University of Global Health Equity, a collection of flat-roofed stone buildings framed by Rwanda’s mountains. Long glass windows reflected the lush hills surrounding it


How better data on infrastructure projects can support private investment in emerging markets

We live in an inter-connected, data-driven world. Investors, like many other professionals, rely more and more on data to make informed decisions on where, when, and how they should invest their money. But, as I discussed in a recent blog, a number of commercial dashboards are aiming to close this gap, with information on infrastructure projects that need financing in emerging markets. These and other specialized commercial databases are trying to map the market, giving investors tools to identify investment-ready opportunities with the best chance of a sizeable return.


Achieving UHC Requires Investments In Health Care Systems, Health Workers

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: To Achieve #HealthForAll We Need Health Workers for All IntraHealth International’s editorial team recognizes Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day and highlights five articles on reaching UHC by 2020, including pieces on the future of health financing, investing in frontline health workers to address noncommunicable diseases, investing in resilient health systems, the potential…More


Nigeria Considering Innovative Financing Mechanism For Malaria Prevention

Financial Times: World Bank health care social impact bond fundraising targets Africa malaria “Malaria may not seem an obvious focus for financial markets but Nigeria plans an ambitious new instrument to tackle the heavy burden of the disease. If it goes ahead, the Innovative Financing for Malaria Prevention and Treatment/Control Project (Impact) will seek up…More


The God of empty spaces: Thoughts on religion and civil society in neoliberal Guatemala

The other day I visited Lydia, a 56-year-old Maya woman who lives with her family in the highlands of Guatemala and has for many years Read More


Innovation … and effectiveness? Challenges, risks and opportunities for blended finance

Date 30 November 2016 Time 13.30–14.30 pm (EAT) Location Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi, Kenya Co-hosts Development Initiatives, Oxfam International, UK Aid Network Speakers Roberto Ridolfi, Director for Sustainable Growth and Development, DG Devco, European Commission Dr Fanwell K. Bokosi, Executive Director, Afrodad Gladys Ghartey, Head, United Nations Systems Unit, Ministry of Finance, Ghana Representative of USAID Suresh Samuel, Managing Director for Africa, OPIC Moderator Harpinder Collacott, Executive Director, Development Initiatives About this event Financing the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will be a huge undertaking, with a funding gap estimated at US$1.9–3.1 trillion each year between now and 2030. Blended finance – using development cooperation to de-risk, crowd-in or ‘leverage’ private investments in development – has been presented by some as having the potential to help fill this funding gap. Yet challenges exist in delivering blended finance in line with development effectiveness principles, and evidence allowing stakeholders to understand the opportunities and risks involved is limited. This panel discussion between providers of blended finance and key stakeholders and experts from civil society and partner countries aims to explore blended finance partnerships, deepen understanding of opportunities and challenges for development effectiveness and, where possible, identify solutions


Ministers of Finance champion investment in Early Years – through the Global Finance Facility

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Investments In Global Health Financing Data Necessary For Sustainable, Evidence-Based Health…

Devex: The future of health financing: Investing in data Annie Haakenstad, Ph.D. candidate in the global health and population department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Joseph Dieleman, assistant professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington “…The future of health financing … requires investments…More


Investing In Health Systems, Workforce Critical To Future Of Global Health

Devex: Opinion: The future of health financing Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International “…International donors and development partners must change the way we work and the value we provide as we move toward more [low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)] financing their own health sectors. How will we get there? First, we will…More


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