Jailcare: An Interview with Carolyn Sufrin

“My worst day in jail is better than my best day on the street.” -Kima, a San Francisco woman quoted in Jailcare I recently read Read More

How do political considerations shape Universal Health Coverage?

How many times have you heard that there is a consensus on universal health coverage (UHC)?  How often have you been told that the global Read More

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Obstetric Care Navigation: A New Model for LMICs

“Son muy enojados.” They’re very angry. It’s a phrase I’ve heard time and time again interviewing indigenous Guatemalan women about their experiences of maternal health care Read More


SDG Progress For Women ‘Unacceptably Slow,’ Says New U.N. Women Report

Devex: Progress on gender equality ‘unacceptably slow:’ U.N. Women “The United Nations has warned that progress towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals for women and girls is ‘unacceptably slow,’ and has called for better data as well as a special focus on unpaid care work and ending violence against women to drive change. The monitoring…More

Ethical Implications Of Strategies Addressing Drug Resistance Require ‘Careful…

Project Syndicate: The Ethics of Fighting Drug Resistance Christian Munthe, bioethicist and professor of philosophy at the University of Gothenburg “…[T]he ethical roadmap for addressing [drug resistance] remains dangerously ill-defined. Health care policies that pursue long-term goals often have short-term costs for human, animal, and environmental well-being. … [E]thicists, health care researchers, and social scientists…More

Christian Science Monitor Examines Feminist Foreign Policy In Practice

Christian Science Monitor: Can foreign policy be feminist? Sweden says yes. “A doctor in a sparsely furnished Nairobi clinic, providing a young woman with birth control. A job-training center throwing open its doors to women in Armenia. A United Nations delegate urging the assembly to consider gender in its global climate change policy.

Blog Post Offers 4 Recommendations For U.S. International Development Reform

Stanford Social Innovation Review: The Art of the Development Deal Richard Crespin, CEO of CollaborateUp, senior fellow for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and adjunct professor at George Washington University, discusses how “the administration should apply a ‘shared value’ test, by pursuing trade and…More

Global Community Must Commit To Changing Social Norms To End FGM

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Doctors must immediately stop mutilating girls Natalia Kanem, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund “…[Female genital mutilation (FGM)] not only poses tremendous health risks for those subjected to it, it also violates their human rights. … Liberia’s executive order [that included a one-year ban on FGM] is an important step…More

New approaches to ranking countries for the allocation of development assistance for health:…

AbstractThe distributions of income and health within and across countries are changing.

Brookings Experts Examine Foreign, Domestic Spending To Reduce Poverty Abroad, At Home

Brookings Institution: The link between foreign aid and domestic social spending Homi Kharas, interim vice president and director of Brookings’ Global Economy and Development program, and Lorenz Noe, research analyst in the Global Economy and Development program, examine trends in countries’ official development assistance and domestic social spending. The authors write, “Countries that spend more…More

USAID’s January 2018 Global Health Newsletter Focuses On Equity In Health

USAID’s “Global Health News”: Equity in Health USAID’s January 2018 Global Health Newsletter focuses on equity in health and features articles on immunization and population coverage in Tanzania; USAID’s work in ensuring equal access to HIV/AIDS treatment and services; and a Q&A with Kelly Saldana, director of USAID’s Bureau for Global Health’s Office of Health…More

Opinion Pieces Discuss Gender Equality In Health, Education, Politics

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Davos: On the path towards gender equality Toyin Ojora Saraki, founder and president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “…[At the World Economic Forum held in Davos this] year, it has been reassuring to see gender equality at the top of the global agenda. Yet far more needs to be done to support…More

Three different takes on systems thinking

The abstruse but brilliant Robin Hanson posits that human behavior is based mainly on showing off. How do we use that for social benefit?  “A piece of metal is a knife because it is used as one…” Philosopher Samir Chopra […]

Coaching in action: preparing for stress

My husband spent a year at an unaccompanied posting with the US government. He wasn’t a solider; he was a bureaucrat. But it was a year away from me and [ read more brave ]

Devex Reviews Global Health, Development Issues Discussed At World Economic Forum

Devex: How global development issues fared in Davos “…[I]n a fast-moving set of conversations tackling the world’s geopolitical and business challenges [at the World Economic Forum], the development issues can get lost. Here’s what made a splash this year and what didn’t fare as well. Women’s empowerment and gender equality … Global health … Youth…More

Political Will, Investments In Education, Health Vital To Ensuring Equity, Addressing Poverty

Devex: Opinion: Building a shared future in a fractured world starts with education and health Julia Gillard, chair of the Board of Directors at the Global Partnership for Education and distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution; and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general “…[W]hat creates a shared future for a nation is to invest in…More

Global Community Should Commit To Achieving Gender Parity In Global Health

Devex: Opinion: A call to action on gender equality in global health Roopa Dhatt, executive director and co-founder of Women in Global Health (WGH); Ann Keeling, policy fellow at WGH; Nicole Schiegg, strategic adviser to WGH and partner in the C5 Collective; and Kelly Thompson, programming specialist at WGH “…Achieving gender equality requires bold action…More

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