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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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Blog Post Examines Carbon Financing As Method To Help Improved Cook Stove Suppliers Sell More…

Brookings Institution: New finance for old (technology) problems? Saving the planet with better cook stoves Lauren Masatsugu, a research associate with the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, and Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, a professor of public policy and environmental economics with Duke University and faculty director of Duke’s Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative, write,…More


Global Community Should Invest In Midwives

Project Syndicate: Midwives Deliver Lives Jakaya Kikwete, former president of Tanzania and member of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, and Toyin Saraki, founder and president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “…Worldwide, 350,000 more midwives are needed to bridge the gap between the health-care haves and have-nots. … Policies and funding to support…More


Outgoing WHO Director General Reflects On Past, Future Challenges Of Agency

STAT: My decade leading the WHO: dirty fights and steps toward universal coverage Margaret Chan, outgoing WHO director general “…Going forward, I would like to see the WHO do more to address financing issues, both for its own budget and the health budgets of low- and middle-income countries. … The WHO needs to keep the…More


Kenya Must Adopt Innovative Financing Solutions To Achieve UHC By 2030

Inter Press Service: Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Kenya through Innovative Financing Siddharth Chatterjee, U.N. resident coordinator to Kenya “…In its Vision 2030, Kenya committed to becoming a competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life for all its citizens by 2030. Investing in a quality health delivery system is enshrined in…More


The Lancet Publishes Systematic Review Examining Innovative Financing Instruments For Global…

The Lancet Global Health: Innovative financing instruments for global health 2002-15: a systematic analysis Rifat Atun, professor and director of the Global Health Systems Cluster at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Sachin Silva, consultant at the WHO and doctoral candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and Felicia M.…More


World Bank Report Offers Recommendations On Financing Pandemic Preparedness At National Levels

Global Health NOW: A New Mindset for Health Security Marija Cemma, Canadian Science Policy fellow “…A report from the World Bank’s International Working Group on Financing Preparedness … offers an integrated framework of 12 recommendations to approach financing pandemic preparedness at a national level. The report aims to provide a roadmap for countries to develop…More


Innovative Financing Models, Commitment To Long-Term Partnerships Vital To Strengthening Health…

Devex: Opinion: Innovative financing methods driving better health care for all Omar Campos, senior director of funding partnerships at Philips Health Tech, and Jan-Willem Scheijgrond, head of international partnerships at Royal Philips “…Strengthening primary health care, with outreach into the community and a well-functioning referral chain, is the most efficient and effective way to improve…More


Funding For Health SDGs Must Come From Variety Of Sectors, Models, Expert Says

Devex: Stepping up nontraditional financing for health “…At the B20 Health Conference in Berlin earlier this month, Devex spoke with several delegates about the types of funding that could help the global health sector in particular to achieve SDG targets. Dr. Patricia Mechael, executive vice president of the Personal Connected Health Alliance, shared her thoughts…More


Devex Examines Innovative Funding Mechanisms, Highlights Global Health Investment Fund

Devex: This fund seeks a traditional return and grant-like impact for global health R&D “…The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has explored various financing models to support research and development of cures for infectious diseases affecting poor people in developing countries. To create the Global Health Investment Fund, or GHIF, a social impact investment fund…More


Many Nations Continue To Underfund Pandemic Preparedness Efforts, World Bank Group Report Says

CNBC: If a new pandemic hits, most countries aren’t ready: World Bank group “Most countries are not adequately prepared for another infectious disease outbreak, despite progress made in the aftermath of recent Zika and Ebola cases, according to new research. A report by the International Working Group (IWG) on Financing Pandemic Preparedness — a bloc…More


Innovative Financing Solutions Needed For Nations To Meet SDGs, U.N. Member States Say

Devex: Innovative financing needed to counter stalled SDG progress “Innovative sources of financing are necessary to advance stalled progress on eradicating global poverty by 2030, United Nations ambassadors said Tuesday, cautioning that governments alone do not have the required funds to meet the Sustainable Development Goals on poverty, health, environment, and justice. Member states gathered…More


Lancet Comment Piece Discusses Gaps In Global Pandemic Response, Recommendations To Strengthen…

The Lancet Global Health: Financing of international collective action for epidemic and pandemic preparedness Gavin Yamey, professor of the practice of global health at Duke University, and colleagues discuss the gaps in the global response to pandemics, “call for scaled-up financing of international collective action for epidemic and pandemic preparedness,” and propose “five key ways to…More


Science-Based Approach Can Improve Efficiency, Effectiveness Of Public, Private Development…

Project Syndicate: Science and International Development Policy Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New America and professor emerita of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, and Kate Himes, foreign policy interrupted fellow and adjunct faculty at the Evergreen State College “…A team of scientists and engineers, rather than diplomats and conflict-resolution experts, can provide…More


Fact Sheet Outlines How Global Fund Incentives Work To Increase Domestic Health Financing,…

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: How the Global Fund Encourages Increased Domestic Financing In this fact sheet, Friends of the Global Fight describes the importance of domestic health financing, noting, “The Global Fund supports greater domestic financing by incorporating requirements for this funding into its own funding model.” The fact sheet highlights these incentives…More


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