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A new era for the WHO health system building blocks? – Health Systems Global

Jeffrey V. Lazarus, Tim France | Health Systems Global | A health system consists of all the organizations, institutions, resources and people whose primary purpose is Read More

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Health Systems Complexity: A “Gardening” Metaphor

By Woldekidan Kifle Amde on September 12, 2014 | For over two weeks (since 18 August), members of Emerging Voices for Global Health 2014, with the help of Read More

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Post-2015 Development Goals Need to Address Migration

Government officials across the world will sit down in conference rooms over the next year to rebuild the global development policy agenda. For the last 14 years their lodestar has been the Millennium Development Goals or MDGs. Those goals will expire next year. As you read this, the United Nations is running a vast process to write the sequel, a new set of global development policy goals for many years to come. Something surprising and exciting is germinating in that process

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News Outlets Examine Federal Response To Ebola, Epidemic’s Influence In U.S. Politics

News outlets examine the federal response to the Ebola crisis, including analysis of its potential influence in U.S. politics. CQ HealthBeat: Ebola Watch: Congress Begins Grappling With a Response “A House subcommittee is returning from recess for a hearing Thursday that should offer a preview of how Congress will react to the spread of Ebola…More


Hiring Reform at WHO

When I wished for hiring reform at the World Health Organization on October 7, I got some welcome feedback on the tough politics that need to be solved in order to genuinely reform the WHO. I pointed out in my last post that despite how crucial the job of WHO regional director for Africa is, the position is filled largely behind closed doors, without any public posting or public deliberation over who would best fill it, and I’m not alone in calling for the process to be more transparent and merit-based. As Ebola and WHO’s response to it continue to be on the front page of the news, now would be good opportunity for the organization to reform its hiring.


Ebola Enters U.S. Politics As Issue In Mid-Term Elections

News outlets discuss how U.S. political parties are using the Ebola epidemic in their mid-term election campaign strategies. The Hill: GOP amplifies calls for Ebola czar “A growing number of Republicans are accusing President Obama of leadership failures on Ebola and urging him to hand over the government response to a single point person outside…More


Foreign Policy Examines Ebola’s Impact On Guinea

Foreign Policy: The Toxic Politics of Ebola “…With borders closed, quarantines imposed, and West African economies left in shambles, there is also a growing fear that what began as a public health crisis is quickly morphing into a full-blown catastrophe for Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, countries already struggling with poverty, the ravages of past…More


A new era for the WHO health system building blocks? – Health Systems Global

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Jeffrey V. Lazarus, Tim France | Health Systems Global | A health system consists of all the organizations, institutions, resources and people whose primary purpose is Read More


Health Systems Complexity: A “Gardening” Metaphor

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By Woldekidan Kifle Amde on September 12, 2014 | For over two weeks (since 18 August), members of Emerging Voices for Global Health 2014, with the help of Read More


Post-2015 Development Goals Need to Address Migration

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Government officials across the world will sit down in conference rooms over the next year to rebuild the global development policy agenda. For the last 14 years their lodestar has been the Millennium Development Goals or MDGs. Those goals will expire next year. As you read this, the United Nations is running a vast process to write the sequel, a new set of global development policy goals for many years to come. Something surprising and exciting is germinating in that process


Politics Will Not Interfere With Health Policy, India’s Health Minister Says

Business Insider: Politics Will Not Come In Way Of Health Policy: Harsh Vardhan “[India's] Health Minister Harsh Vardhan [Thursday] said that politics would not affect the health program and policies of the country. ‘For the health of the nation, the health of government departments needs to be improved. I will not let politics to interfere…More


Ebola Outbreak Will Affect African Economy, Politics For Years, Experts Say

Foreign Policy: Ebola Wreaking Havoc on African Economy “The death toll in the worst Ebola outbreak in history topped more than 1,200 as of Tuesday, according to the World Health Organization. The good news is that, for now, new cases appear to be limited to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. The bad news is…More


Deaths of humanitarian aid workers reach record high

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Sam Jones | Guardian Development | “Figures released for World Humanitarian Day show 2013 was most dangerous yet, with 155 deaths and 134 kidnappings” Deaths Read More


South Sudan heads towards famine

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The Guardian | “Urgent need for peace ignored as another deadline for a deal passes and splinter groups of rebels threaten to spread conflict” South Read More


Security, Public Health Objectives Should Remain Separate

The Guardian: Ebola, polio, HIV: it’s dangerous to mix health care and foreign policy Sophie Harman, senior lecturer in international politics at Queen Mary University of London “There are reasons to be fearful of the Ebola crisis gripping parts of West Africa: death, the risk of contagion, overburdened health infrastructure, and concern as neighboring countries…More


Blog Provides ‘Roundup’ Of Global Health Issues, Related Politics

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: While Museveni mulls ‘harmonized’ homophobia, no news from Nigeria is bad news, Kenya considers death by stoning, and smiling faces hide ugly truths… We’re reading about politics over public health Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health…More


Gaza, Ebola, Iraq … are we approaching disaster overload? | The Guardian

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The number of complex humanitarian emergencies seems to be increasing day by day.  How is the world responding as these important crises vie and compete for media attention? Read More


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