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The burden of the gift of aid

The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read More

To Use or Not to Use: the Clinical Dilemma of Antimicrobials

    Understandably frustrated after 4 weeks of mild coughing, a nicely dressed businesswoman had come for an evaluation. I looked for infection in her Read More

What do we palliate? Caring for the sick and the poor

José1 is a man in his sixties from rural Guatemala with cancer spread to his bones. He describes deep aches of his shoulders and hips, Read More

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Public-Private Partnerships Vital To Jordan’s Water Sector, Can Help Other Governments…

Millennium Challenge Corporation: Mobilizing Private-Sector Investment to Transform Jordan’s Water System Alex Russin, MCC resident country director in Jordan, discusses the role of public-private partnerships in improving Jordan’s water sector, writing, “Public-private partnerships play an important role in helping MCC achieve its mission of reducing poverty through economic growth. With limited foreign assistance available, governments around…More


African Business Magazine Examines How Product Development Partnerships Help Drive R&D, Markets…

African Business Magazine: Partnerships to fight disease “…Investing in the discovery, development, and manufacture of drugs to combat tropical and poverty-related diseases in African countries with limited resources to fund research or pay for treatments was a commercial non-starter. … The product development partnership (PDP) model, which emerged in the late 90s, was a response…More


The burden of the gift of aid

The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read More


To Use or Not to Use: the Clinical Dilemma of Antimicrobials

    Understandably frustrated after 4 weeks of mild coughing, a nicely dressed businesswoman had come for an evaluation. I looked for infection in her Read More


Chasing a Cure for Melva in Peru

Photo by Silvia Chiang / Partners In HealthMelva Fernandez visits the Pacific Ocean for the first time with her father, Carlos. The 7-year-old was diagnosed with a rare immune disorder and is receiving care through PIH in Peru. By all appearances, Melva Fernandez is a typical 7-year-old girl. She adores the Disney movie Frozen, loves dolls and video games, and is—occasionally—a bit naughty.


G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting In Germany Will Discuss Fighting Poverty In Africa

Reuters: G20 foreign ministers to tackle fight against poverty in Africa “G20 foreign ministers will discuss ways to fight poverty in Africa, strengthen governmental institutions, and better utilize the potential of many African countries, German ministry officials said on the eve of a two-day meeting in Bonn…” (Shalal, 2/15).


Former USAID Administrator Gayle Smith To Head ONE Campaign

Devex: ONE Campaign announces Gayle Smith as CEO “The ONE Campaign, the poverty-fighting advocacy organization co-founded by philanthropist and U2 frontman Bono, on Tuesday said Gayle Smith, the former administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, will be its next president and CEO. The announcement comes less than a month after Smith stepped down…More


If ever there was a time…

People in the Global North are being re-awakened to their rebel selves. Now can we apply this in the global development sector?


What do we palliate? Caring for the sick and the poor

José1 is a man in his sixties from rural Guatemala with cancer spread to his bones. He describes deep aches of his shoulders and hips, Read More


Family Planning Plays Important Role In Saving Women’s Lives, Reducing Poverty, Lowering…

The Life You Can Save: Trump’s Policy Threatens Reproductive Rights of Global Poor Frances Kissling, co-founder of the Global Fund for Women and the Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health, and Ethics, lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, and fellow at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, discusses the potential implications of President Trump’s reinstatement and…More


Development Programs Should Focus On ‘Creating Prosperity’ Rather Than ‘Alleviating…

The Guardian: Obsession with ending poverty is where development is going wrong Efosa Ojomo, research fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation “How can we alleviate extreme poverty? … Because poverty almost always shows itself as a lack of resources in poor communities — food, safe water, sanitation, education, health care — it’s…More


Emigrating young physicians leave Greece with an aging health workforce

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World Bank poverty measurement in the Agenda 2030 era

Towards the end of 2016, many of the top thinkers on global poverty gave 21 recommendations on measuring poverty in a report (they authored as the Commission on Global Poverty) published by the World Bank. Monitoring Global Poverty gives a sweeping view of the many challenges to measuring poverty and provides guidance on how to improve poverty measurement, with the World Bank committing to a number of changes (although not all the recommendations) as a result. Now, following the World Data Forum in Cape Town in January 2017, there is real appetite for tackling the significant issues surrounding poverty data and ensuring developing countries are equipped with the data they need. This is essential for driving long-term sustainable improvements in poverty levels and resilience of vulnerable groups. So how does the World Bank poverty measurement, and the changes being adopted, fit in with the more complex and detailed data needs of Agenda 2030?


Assessing the impoverishing effects, and factors associated with the incidence of catastrophic…

Monitoring the incidence and intensity of catastrophic health expenditure, as well as the impoverishing effects of out of pocket costs to access healthcare, is a key part of benchmarking Kenya’s progress towar…


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