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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

Photo by Rob Tinworth.

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

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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.


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


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


Strengthening Countries’ Capacity To Address Seasonal Influenza Vital To Preventing Emerging…

Scientific American: Preparing for the Next Influenza Pandemic Joseph Bresee, pediatrician, associate director for global health in the Influenza Division at the CDC, and director of the Partnership for Influenza Vaccine Introduction at the Task Force for Global Health; and Mark McKinlay, director of the Center for Vaccine Equity at the Task Force for Global…More


Female-Dominated Health Sector Must Push Male Leaders To Achieve Gender Equality

Foreign Policy: The Crime of Gender Inequality in Global Health Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize winning science writer “…Public health is the perfect example, both of this imbalance in power in a female-majority field and of the impact that inequity has on the activities and products produced by the profession. The majority of people working in…More


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


New Yorker Profiles Partners In Health Co-Founder Ophelia Dahl, Organization’s Work

The New Yorker: Ophelia Dahl’s National Health Service “…Recently, Ophelia Dahl was in Rwanda, speaking to a group of graduate students at the University of Global Health Equity, which was opened in 2015 by Partners in Health, an aid organization that Dahl co-founded when she was very young. … On the Partners in Health Web…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


Obstetric Care Navigation: A New Model for LMICs

Photo by Rob Tinworth.

“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


Does Governance Help Achieve Universal Health Coverage?

I first heard about Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in 2010. At the time, I was working with a group of economists who had just returned Read More


Other Countries Can Learn From Rwanda’s Experience Improving Health Equity

Project Syndicate: A Formula for Health Equity Agnes Binagwaho, vice chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity “…[P]erhaps the most important factor behind [Rwanda’s] dramatic health care gains has been the national equity agenda, which sets targets for supporting the needy and tracks progress toward meeting them. … In working toward health equity, Rwanda…More


Time to take the conversation on adolescent health out of airconditioned conference rooms, and…

From October 27th to 29th, New Delhi, a wonderfully vibrant, colorful and youthful city, hosted over 1000 delegates and 125 youths from 65 different countries exploring issues related to adolescent health. The 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health, themed “Investing in Adolescent Health – The Future is now” was organized by the International Association for Adolescent Health in partnership with donors and consortium partners. As two public health researchers working in the field of adolescent health in Tanzania, we were more than happy to be at the conference, as you can imagine. The event featured 8 keynote lectures, 4 plenaries, 3 debates, 81 oral presentations and over 100 poster presentations.


Health financing at district level in Malawi: an analysis of the distribution of funds at two…

AbstractThere is growing attention to tracking country level resource flows to health, but limited evidence on the sub-national allocation of funds.


Let’s get political…

The ninth edition of the World Health Summit (WHS) was held during October 15th -17th, in a nice former cinema hall in the city of East Berlin, built in the early 1960s and with a rather appropriate name for the occasion, “Kosmos”.  This year, the event was attended by 2,000 participants from 100 countries, all aiming “to improve healthcare all over the world”. Well, at least, that’s the idea. Although I was a bit afraid this would be a “mini Davos-like” event, as described (arguably, by a biased observer)  in past editions, it was surprising and even encouraging to see a good demographic balance, with very young students and professionals, as well as senior high-profile researchers, decision-makers and CEOs from pharmaceutical companies, among other usual suspects. Even a royal member of the Kingdom of Jordan, Princess Dina Mired, actively participated as the President-Elect of the Union for International Cancer Control


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