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Research Training in Limited-Resource Settings: A Call for Equitable Partnerships

Dr. Jim Kim, the president of the World Bank and one of the founders of Partners in Health, recently gave a talk about changing the Read More

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The MRI evidence in favor of cash transfers

On July 15th, 2016, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank and co-founder of the non-governmental organization Partners in Health, presented striking evidence Read More

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Investigación y docencia en Venezuela: en contra de todas las dificultades

Venezuela es la puerta de entrada a Sur América. Ubicada al norte del continente y bañada por el mar Caribe, es uno de los puntos Read More

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Research Training in Limited-Resource Settings: A Call for Equitable Partnerships

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Dr. Jim Kim, the president of the World Bank and one of the founders of Partners in Health, recently gave a talk about changing the Read More


Devex Examines Results-Based Financing For Health Systems In Low-, Middle-Income Countries

Devex: Results-based financing shows a new way of doing health care “Health clinics in low- and middle-income countries are increasingly finding that good work can pay off. Known by a number of names, including results-based financing and performance-based incentives, this health financing mechanism has a simple premise: To reward health service providers — often with…More


The MRI evidence in favor of cash transfers

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On July 15th, 2016, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank and co-founder of the non-governmental organization Partners in Health, presented striking evidence Read More


Forced displacement, poverty and financing: Seven facts you need to know

Key facts Rising levels of forced displacement drive increased emergency financing requirements Most displaced people globally are in the Middle East and Africa There are more displaced people in middle income than in low or high income countries Many countries hosting the most refugees have low domestic revenues National poverty surveys in countries hosting the most refugees are largely out of date Refugees are not systematically included in national poverty surveys and development frameworks Short term emergency responses alone are not sufficient: a wider repertoire of international financing instruments is needed to support refugees, their host communities and national authorities Displacement and humanitarian financing requirements 1. Rising levels of forced displacement drive increased emergency financing requirements Number of regional refugee response plans (RRPs) against numbers of people forcibly displaced, 2012–2016 [1] Global forced displacement continues to rise, reaching a record 65.3 million people in 2015 – an increase of 5.8 million people from 2014. The 2015 figure includes 21.3 million refugees, 40.8 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), and 3.2 million asylum seekers.[2] At the same time, both the number of UN-coordinated appeals and the funding requirements set out within them have risen significantly since 2013, driven largely by major conflicts and complex emergencies that have displaced many millions of people – Syria, South Sudan, Yemen and Iraq among them. In 2013 there were 23 appeals requesting a total of US$13.2 billion, compared to 37 appeals requesting a total of US$20.2 billion so far in 2016. See also Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2016, Chapter 3


Health Benefits In 2016: Family Premiums Rose Modestly, And Offer Rates Remained Stable [Web…

The annual Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research and Educational Trust Employer Health Benefits Survey found that in 2016, average annual premiums (employer and worker contributions combined) were $6,435 for single coverage and $18,142 for family coverage.


Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Challenges, Strategies For Health Financing

The Lancet Global Health: Financing for health: where there’s a will… Editorial Board “On Aug 23, WHO quietly released a report that should be essential reading for all. … The analysis is a timely reminder that the issue of domestic health financing is not simply a function of economic development. … [T]he WHO report highlights…More


Ending Global Hunger Requires Political Will, Partnerships, Country Ownership, Financing

allAfrica: Africa: We Can End Global Hunger — Kofi Annan Kofi Annan, chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation “…[The African Green Revolution Forum] is an opportunity not only to celebrate collective progress but also to commit ourselves to step up the battle against hunger and malnutrition. … There are four main keys to tipping the…More


Introduction of pentavalent vaccine in Indonesia: a policy analysis

The introduction of pentavalent vaccine containing Haemophilus influenzae type b antigen in Indonesia’s National Immunization Program occurred nearly three decades after the vaccine was first available in the United States and 16 years after Indonesia added hepatitis B vaccine into the program.


"Lives in the balance": The politics of integration in the Partnership for Maternal,…

A decade ago, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) was established to combat the growing fragmentation of global health action into uncoordinated, issue-specific efforts.


Achieving SDGs Requires Concerted Cross-Sector Efforts, Including Financing, Accountability

Inter Press Service: Revisiting the Journey to the Sustainable Development Goals Felix Dodds, senior fellow at the Global Research Institute, senior affiliate at the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina, and associate fellow at the Tellus Institute “…It is vital to remember that the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] are a soft law agreement,…More


‘Blended Financing’ Approaches Could Help Achieve Universal Access To Water, Sanitation

World Bank Group’s “Water Blog”: Achieving universal access to water and sanitation by 2030 — how can blended finance help? Joel Kolker, lead water and sanitation specialist at the World Bank, and Sophie Trémolet, senior economist in the World Bank Water Global Practice, discuss the role of “blended financing” — using financing from commercial sources…More


Dr. Louise Ivers Responds in Washington Post

Photo by Jon Lascher / Partners In HealthPartners In Health distributes doses of an oral cholera vaccine called Shanchol on May 15, 2012, in the Artibonite Valley region of Haiti. In a letter to The Washington Post, Partners In Health's Dr. Louise Ivers responds to last week's news that the U.N. acknowledged its role in bringing cholera to Haiti. Ivers is a PIH senior health and policy advisor who has been leading cholera treatment, prevention, and control activities in Haiti since 2010


Investing in pre-crisis financial risk management eases post-disaster recovery needs

Young girl in an evacuation center, 2009. Philippines. Photo: Jerome Ascano / World Bank Since natural disasters can strike anywhere and anytime, making far-sighted preparations is much more effective than scrambling to respond to a crisis. I recognized this after Hurricane Mitch ravaged Honduras and my grandmother had to be evacuated because the local river swelled to the second floor of her home.   As climate change intensifies extreme weather events across much of the planet, countries are seeking the World Bank Group’s support to improve both their physical and financial resilience to disasters


Motivating health workers up to a limit: partial effects of performance-based financing on…

Background: In 2012, the Nigerian government launched performance-based financing (PBF) in three districts providing financial incentives to health workers based on the quantity and quality of service provision.


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