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Private Education is Growing Faster than Public Education in Africa

Abdi Latif Dahir. “Private Education is Growing Faster than Public Education in Africa”. Quartz Africa. May 2017. Read the Article. 

Health Product Supply Chains in Developing Countries Diagnosis of the Root Causes of Underperformance and an Agenda for Reform

Yadav, Prashant. “Health Product Supply Chains in Developing Countries Diagnosis of the Root Causes of Underperformance and an Agenda for Reform”. Journal of Health Systems & Reform. January 2015. Read the Article.

Threat of Infectious Disease Outbreaks Haunts Africa

H.E. Jakaya Kikwete. “Threat of Infectious Disease Outbreaks Haunts Africa”. Financial Times Limited. August 2017. Read the Article. 

Report of the Secretariat: Framework for Health Systems Development Towards Universal Health Coverage in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals in the African Region

Regional Committee for Africa, WHO. “Report of the Secretariat: Framework for Health Systems Development Towards Universal Health Coverage in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals in the African Region”. World Health Organization. June 2017. Read the Article. 

 Health Financing Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Government Ownership or Donors’ Influence? A Scoping Review of Policy Making Processes

Gautier, Lara & Ridde, Valéry. “Health Financing Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Government Ownership or Donors’ Influence? A Scoping Review of Policy Making Processes”. Biomed Central, Global Health Research and Policy. August 2017. Read the Article.

Smart Solutions to Improve Pakistan’s Education

The World Bank. “Smart Solutions to Improve Pakistan’s Education”. The World Bank Group. February 2017. Read the Article. 

Stepping up Financing is Key to Overcome the Education Crisis

Sky News Australia. “Stepping up Financing is Key to Overcome the Education Crisis”. Global Partnership for Education. August 2017. Read the Article. 

Roadmap for Safer Schools

Ramirez Cortes, F. “Roadmap for Safer Schools”. World Bank. January 2017. Read the Article. 

What do Teachers Know and Do? Does it Matter? Evidence from Primary Schools in Africa

Bold et al. “What do Teachers Know and Do? Does it Matter? Evidence from Primary Schools in Africa”. World Bank. January 2017. Read the Article. 

Moving Up a Gear: The CapED Initiative

Montoya, Silvia and Naidoo, Jordan. “Moving up a gear: The CapED Initiative”. UNESCO. August 2017. Read the Article.

Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa

Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa”. New York Times. July 2017. Read the Article. 

Kenya Youth Agribusiness Srategy: Positioning the youth at the forefront of Agricultural Growth and Transformation

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.”Kenya Youth Agribusiness Srategy: Positioning the youth at the forefront of Agricultural Growth and Transformation”. Republic of Kenya. April 2017. Read the Article.

Financing Transformative Health Systems towards Achievement of the Health Sustainable Development Goals

Stenberg et al. “Financing transformative health systems towards achievement of the health Sustainable Development Goals”. The Lancet.  17 July 2017. Read the Article.

Q&A: UNFPA Chief on Why it Pays to have Healthy Youth

Lieberman, Amy. “Q&A: UNFPA Chief on why it Pays to have Healthy Youth”. DevEx. 20 July 2017. Read Article.

Developing countries looking to PPPs to bolster public services should heed experience of other countries

Jones, Tim. “It failed in the UK so why export it?”. Global Health Check. 30 June 2017. Read Article.

More than Half of the World’s Population Growth will be in Africa by 2050

Kazeem, Yomi. “More than half of the world’s population growth will be in Africa by 2050”. Quartz Africa. June 2017. Read the Article.

What Works in Education to Get Economies Moving and to Sustain Growth? (Part 1)

Patrinos, Harry. “What Works in Education to Get Economies Moving and to Sustain Growth?”. HuffPost. July 2017. Read the Article.

Narrowing the Gaps: The Power of Investing in the Poorest Children

UNICEF. “Narrowing the Gaps: The Power of Investing in the Poorest Children”. July 2017. Read the Article.

First WHO Africa Health Forum Concludes with Call for Universal Health Coverage

Tianran, Lyu. “First WHO Africa Health Forum Concludes with Call for Universal Health Coverage”. Xinhua News Agency. 29 June, 2017. Read the Article. 

Facility-Based Delivery Has Increased in Africa and Asia – Now What?

Hodin, Sarah. “Facility-Based Delivery Has Increased in Africa and Asia – Now What?” Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 20 June, 2017. Read the Article. 

Reducing Global Poverty through Universal Primary and Secondary Education

Global Education Monitoring Report. “Reducing Global Poverty through Universal Primary and Secondary Education”. UNESCO. June 2017. Read the Article. 

Good Health Care for Africa Depends on Health Workers and Good Governance

Gaye, Pape. “Good Health Care for Africa Depends on Health Workers and Good Governance.” Read the Article.

To Fight Malnutrition in Africa, Embed Nutrition in Agriculture Programs

Mercy Lung’aho “To Fight Malnutrition in Africa, Embed Nutrition in Agriculture Programs”. Chicago Council on Global Affairs. 6 June 2017. Read the Article.

Does SDG 3 have an Adequate Theory of Change for Improving Health Systems Performance?

Seidman, Gabriel. “Does SDG 3 have an Adequate Theory of Change for Improving Health Systems Performance?” Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. June 2017.  Read the Article. 

Ethiopia’s Community Health Workers Program Aims to Improve Child Survival

Gates, Bill. “Strong Coffee, Stronger Women”. Gates Notes. 9 May, 2017. Read the Article.

Five Strategies to Help Youth Succeed in the Digital Age

Barbarasa, Estera. “Five Strategies to Help Youth Succeed in the Digital Age.” Rockerfeller Foundation. 13 April, 2017. Read the Article.

Investment in Health is the Foundation for Sustainable Development

Marijke Wijnroks. “Investment in Health is the Foundation for Sustainable Development” Thompson Reuters Foundation. 19 May, 2017. Read the Article

UNESCO eAtlas for Education 2030

UNESCO Institute for Statistics. “UNESCO eAtlas for Education 2030.” UNESCO, 2017. View the eAtlas.

Offspring Schooling Associated with Increased Parental Survival in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Jan-Walter De Neve, Guy Harling “Offspring Schooling Associated with Increased Parental Survival in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.” El Sevier Social Science and Medicine. January, 2017. Read the Article.

Maternal Newborn Health and the Urban Poor: A Global Scoping

Shanon McNab, Lynn Freedman. “Maternal Newborn Health and the Urban Poor: A Global Scoping.” Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. 20 July, 2016. Read the Report.

The First Step to Africa’s Prosperity – Saving Children’s Lives

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. “The First Step to Africa’s Prosperity – Saving Children’s Lives.” World Economic Forum. 25 January, 2017. Read the Article. 

Synergies and Tensions Between Universal Health Coverage and Global Health Security: Why We Need a Second ‘Maximizing Positive Synergies’ Initiative

Gorik Ooms, Claudia Beiersmann, Walter Flores, Johanna Hanefeld, Olaf Müller, Moses Mulumba, Trygve Ottersen, Malabika Sarker, Albrecht Jah. “Synergies and Tensions Between Universal Health Coverage and Global Health Security: Why We Need a Second ‘Maximizing Positive Synergies’ Initiative.” BMJ Global Health. 25 January, 2017. Read the Article.

Better Business, Better World

Business and Sustainable Development Commission “Better Business, Better World.” January, 2017. Read the Report.

Early Childhood as the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Workforce

P. Scott Ozanus. “Early Childhood as the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Workforce.” The World Bank. 16 January, 2017. Read the Article.

Deadly Vices: The Bad Habits That Are Making Africans Sick

Lynsey Chutel. “Deadly Vices: The Bad Habits That Are Making Africans Sick.” Quartz Africa. 20 January, 2017. Read the Article.

Let’s Reinvent and Diversify Africa’s Universities to Make Them Centers of Innovation

Calestous Juma “Let’s Reinvent and Diversify Africa’s Universities to Make Them Centers of Innovation.” Quartz Africa. 25 August, 2016. Read the Article.

Education For All: Africa Has Too Few Universities For Its Fast Growing Population

Abdi Latif Dahir. “Education For All: Africa Has Too Few Universities For Its Fast Growing Population.” Quartz Africa. 5 January, 2017. Read the Article.

To Achieve #HealthForAll We Need Health Workers for All

IntraHealth International Editorial Board. “To Achieve #HealthForAll We Need Health Workers for All.” IntraHealth International. 11 December, 2016. Read the Article.

Investing in Health: The Economic Case

Dean Jamison, Gavin Yamey, Naomi Beyeler, Hester Wadge. “Investing in Health: The Economic Case.” World Innovation Summit for Health. Doha, Qatar. 2016. Read the Report.

Impacts of Universal Health Coverage: Financing, Income Inequality, and Social Welfare

Xianguo Huang, Naoyuki Yoshino. “Impacts of Universal Health Coverage: Financing, Income Inequality, and Social Welfare.” ADBI Working Paper Series, No. 617. November, 2016. Read the Report.

Three Reasons Procurement is Essential for Development

Philipp Krause, Lina Tutunji. “Three Reasons Procurement is Essential for Development.” The World Bank. 6 November, 2014. Read the Article.

Risk of Poor Development in Young Children in Low-income and Middle-income Countries: An Estimation and Analysis at the Global, Regional, and Country Level

Chunling Lu, Maureen M Black, Linda M Richter. “Risk of Poor Development in Young Children in Low-income and Middle-income Countries: An Estimation and Analysis at the Global, Regional, and Country Level.” The Lancet Global Health, Vol. 4, No 12. December 2016. Read the Article.

Opinion: The Future of Health Financing — Investing in Data

Annie Haakenstad, Joseph Dieleman “Opinion: The Future of Health Financing — Investing in Data.” DevEx. 8 November, 2016. Read the Article.

In Key African Nations, Widespread Discontent with Economy, Corruption: But Most Are Optimistic About Future in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya

Richard Wike, Katie Simmons, Margaret Vice, Caldwell Bishop. “In Key African Nations, Widespread Discontent with Economy, Corruption: But Most Are Optimistic About Future in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya.” Pew Research Center. 14 November, 2016. Read the Report.

Sources of Variation in Under-5 Mortality Across Sub-Saharan Africa: A Spatial Analysis

Marshall Burke, Sam Heft-Neal, Eran Bendavid. “Sources of Variation in Under-5 Mortality Across Sub-Saharan Africa: A Spatial Analysis.” The Lancet Global Health, Vol. 4, No. 12, December 2016. Read the Article. 

Cash Transfers and Health: Evidence from Tanzania

David K. Evans, Brian Holtemeyer, Katrina Kosec. “Cash Transfers and Health: Evidence from Tanzania.” Policy Research Working Paper 7882. World Bank Group. November, 2016. Read the Report.

Give Me a Child: Boosting the Health of Toddlers’ Bodies and Brains Brings Multiple Benefits

The Economist. “Give Me a Child: Boosting the Health of Toddlers’ Bodies and Brains Brings Multiple Benefits.” The Economist. 26 October, 2016. Read the Article.

Aligning Values and Outcomes in Priority–setting for Health

Gabriel Seidman, Rifat Atun. “Aligning Values and Outcomes in Priority–setting for Health.” Journal of Global Health. December, 2016. Read the Article.

UNESCO eAtlas of Gender Inequality in Education

UNESCO Institute for Statistics. “UNESCO eAtlas of Gender Inequality in Education.” Tellmaps. 2016. View the eAtlas.

The World Needs Almost 69 Million New Teachers to Reach the 2030 Education Goals

UNESCO Institute for Statistics. “The World Needs Almost 69 Million New Teachers to Reach the 2030 Education Goals.” UIS Factsheet. October, 2016. Read the Report.

The Long-run Effects of Treated Water on Education: The Rural Drinking Water Program in China

Jing Zhang, Lixin Colin Xu. “The Long-run Effects of Treated Water on Education: The Rural Drinking Water Program in China.” The Journal of Development Economics. 27 April, 2016. Read the Article.

Private Sector Provides Opportunity to Improve Myanmar’s Health Outcomes

Sophie Cousins. “Private Sector Provides Opportunity to Improve Myanmar’s Health Outcomes.” DevEx. 10 October, 2016. Read the Article.

Risk of Poor Development in Young Children in Low-income and Middle-income Countries: An Estimation and Analysis at the Global, Regional, and Country Level

Chunling Lu, Maureen M Black, and Linda M Richter. “Risk of Poor Development in Young Children in Low-income and Middle-income Countries: An Estimation and Analysis at the Global, Regional, and Country Level.” The Lancet Global Health. 4 October, 2016. Read the Report. 

Sources of Variation in Under-5 Mortality Across Sub-Saharan Africa: A Spatial Analysis

Marshall Burke, Sam Heft-Neal, and Eran Bendavid. “Sources of Variation in Under-5 Mortality Across Sub-Saharan Africa: A Spatial Analysis.” The Lancet Global Health. 25 October, 2016. Read the Report.

Give me a child: Boosting the Health of Toddlers’ Bodies and Brains Brings Multiple Benefits. But Too Often the Wrong Methods Are Used

The Economist. “Give me a child: Boosting the Health of Toddlers’ Bodies and Brains Brings Multiple Benefits. But Too Often the Wrong Methods Are Used.” The Economist. 29 October, 2016. Read the Article.

Spending Targets for Health: No Magic Number

Matthew Jowett, Maria Teresa Petro Brunal, Gabriela Flores, Jonathan Cylus. “Health Financing Working Paper No. 1: Spending Targets for Health: No Magic Number.” WHO. 2016. Read the Report. 

GPE Promotes Gender Equality in Education

Karen Mundy. “GPE Promotes Gender Equality in Education.” Global Partnership for Education. 11 October, 2016. Read the Article. 

Chart: Half of the World’s Extremely Poor are Children

Tariq Khokhar. “Chart: Half of the World’s Extremely Poor are Children.” The World Bank. 4 October, 2016. Read the Report.

Fully Engaging the Private Sector in Health Systems Development

Ron Ashkin. “Fully Engaging the Private Sector in Health Systems Development.” DevEx. 10 October, 2016. Read the Article.

Where Economics and Epidemics Collide: Migrant Workers and Emerging Infections

Clarence C Tam, Mishal S Khan, Helena Legido-Quigley. “Where Economics and Epidemics Collide: Migrant Workers and Emerging Infections.” The Lancet Correspondence. 13 September, 2016. Read the Article.

An Investor’s Plan to Transplant Private Health Care in Africa

Landon Thomas Jr. “An Investor’s Plan to Transplant Private Health Care in Africa.” The New York Times. 8 October, 2016. Read the Article.

Global Education Monitoring Report: Education for People and Planet

UNESCO. “Global Education Monitoring Report: Global Education Monitoring Report: Education for People and Planet.” UNESCO. 2016. Read the Report.

Death in the Air: Air Pollution Costs Money and Lives

The World Bank and Institute for Health Metrics. “Death in the Air: Air Pollution Costs Money and Lives.” The World Bank Group. 8 September, 2016. Read the Report.

Preparing Great Primary School Teachers Is Not So Elementary

Betsy Brown Ruzzi. “Preparing Great Primary School Teachers Is Not So Elementary.” The Wrold Bank. 17 August, 2016. Read the Article.

The Next Generation of African Scientists Need a More Sustainable Career Path

Rama George-Alleyne. “The Next Generation of African Scientists Need a More Sustainable Career Path.” The World Bank. 19 September, 2016. Read the Article.

Quality of Basic Maternal Care Functions in Health Facilities of Five African Countries: An Analysis of National Health System Surveys

Margaret Kruk, Hannah H Leslie, Stéphane Verguet, Godfrey M Mbaruku, Richard M K Adanu, Ana Langer. “Quality of Basic Maternal Care Functions in Health Facilities of Five African Countries: An Analysis of National Health System Surveys.” The Lancet Global Health. 23 September, 2016. Read the Report.

Six ways to turn education spending into investments with high returns

Harry Patrinos. “Six ways to turn education spending into investments with high returns.” The World Bank. 22 September, 2016. Read the Article.

The Best News You Don’t Know

Nicholas Kristof. “The Best News You Don’t Know.” New York Times. 22 September, 2016. Read the Article.

This Is How We Can Tackle Global Educational Inequalities

Helle Thorning-Schmidt. “This Is How We Can Tackle Global Educational Inequalities.” World Economic Forum. 24 August, 2016. Read the Article.

UNESCO eAtlas For Mapping Education 2030

UNESCO Institute for Statistics. “UNESCO eAtlas For Mapping Education 2030.” Mapping Worlds. 2016. Visit the eAtlas.

Lions on the Move II: Realizing the Potential of Africa’s Economies

Jacques Bughin, James Manyika, Jonathan Woetzel, et. al. “Lions on the Move II: Realizing the Potential of Africa’s Economies.” McKinsey Global Institute. September, 2016. Read the Report.

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2016

Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. “The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2016.” United Nations. 2016. Read the Report.

Public Financing for Health in Africa: From Abuja to the SDGs

WHO. “Public Financing for Health in Africa: From Abuja to the SDGs.” World Health Organization. 2016. Read the Report.

Revisiting the Journey to the Sustainable Development Goals

Felix Dodds. “Revisiting the Journey to the Sustainable Development Goals.” Inter Press Service. 31 August, 2016. Read the Article.

Budget Enquirer

CABRI. Budget Enquirer: Budgets in Africa. 2016. Visit the Database

State of the Least Developed Countries 2016: Follow up of the Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries

UN-OHRLLS. “State of the Least Developed Countries 2016: Follow up of the Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries.” United Nations High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. 2016. Read the Report

Transforming African Development: Partnerships and Risk Mitigation to Mobilize Private Investment on a New Scale

International Finance Corporation. “Transforming African Development: Partnerships and risk mitigation to mobilize private investment on a new scale.” The World Bank Group. 2016. Read the Report

Save the Children Report: Philippines Economy Loses P328 Billion a Year Due to Malnutrition

Save the Children. “Save the Children Report: Philippines Economy Loses P328 Billion a Year Due to Malnutrition.” Save the Children. 30 August, 2016. Read the Report

Achieving Universal Access to Water and Sanitation by 2030: The Role of Blended Finance

James Leigland, Sophie Trémolet, and John Ikeda. “Achieving Universal Access to Water and Sanitation by 2030: The Role of Blended Finance.” World Bank Group. August 2016. Read the Report

Child Poverty, Inequality and Demography

Kevin Watkins and Maria Quattri. “Child Poverty, Inequality and Demography.” ODI Research Reports and Studies. August 2016. Read the Report

Poor Data Hurts African Countries’ Ability to Make Good Policy Decisions

Donatien Beguy. “Poor Data Hurts African Countries’ Ability to Make Good Policy Decisions.” Quartz Africa. 20 August, 2016. Read the Article

A Development Challenge The World Can Overcome

Laurent Huber. “A Development Challenge The World Can Overcome.” The Huffington Post. 4 August, 2016. Read the Article

New Study Shows Undernutrition Taking A Huge Toll On Ghana’s Economy

Feature Story. “New Study Shows Undernutrition Taking A Huge Toll On Ghana’s Economy.” World Food Programme. 2 August, 2016. Read the Article

Cost of Poor Child Growth in Developing World: $177B in Lost Wages for Children Born Each Year

Feature Story. “Cost of poor child growth in developing world: $177B in lost wages for children born each year.” Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 29 June, 2016. Read the Report

Benefits and Costs of Introducing E-Procurement in Bangladesh

Dr. Wahid Abdallah. “Electronic Public Procurement in Bangladesh.” Copenhagen Consensus. 2016. Read the Report

Improving Africa’s School Feeding Programs: Analysis Sheds Light on Strengths, Challenges

Feature Story. “Improving Africa’s School Feeding Programs: Analysis Sheds Light on Strengths, Challenges.” The World Bank, 9 June, 2016. Read the Report

Investing in health is not cheap, but it is not a luxury either

Sara Bennett and Edward Kelley. “Investing in health is not cheap, but it is not a luxury either.” The Guardian, 25 May, 2016. Read the Report

Mobilizing Resources to Finance Global Health Priorities

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez. “Mobilizing Resources to Finance Global Health Priorities.” The Huffington Post, 27 April, 2016. Read the Report

World’s Poorest Face Large Ongoing Health Bills

Vijay Shankar. “World’s poorest face large ongoing health bills.” SciDevNet, 28 April, 2016. Read the Report

Cancer is on the rise in Africa just as some of the few radiotherapy centers fall apart

Lydia Namubiru. “Cancer is on the rise in Africa just as some of the few radiotherapy centers fall apart.” Quartz Africa, 27 May, 2016. Read the Report

Taxing Tobacco and the New Vision for Financing Development

Patricio V. Marquez. “Taxing tobacco and the new vision for financing development.” The World Bank, 18 April, 2016. Read the Report

Health Financing Crisis Threatens Developing Countries, Experts Say

Magdalena Mis. “Health financing crisis threatens developing countries, experts say.” Reuters, 13 April, 2016. Read the Report

A New Map of Poverty, a New Approach to International Aid

Bill Gates. “A New Map of Poverty, a New Approach to International Aid.” The Wall Street Journal, 14 April, 2016. Read the Report

International Aid For Malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS Declines

Jyotsna Singh. “International aid for malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS declines.” Live Mint, 14 April, 2016. Read the Report

Checkup For Finance Ministers

Alvin Powell. “Checkup for finance ministers.” Harvard gazette, 25 April, 2016. Read the Report

Costa Rica: Universal health coverage and community-based health teams create effective care

“Costa Rica: Universal health coverage and community-based health teams create effective care.” PHCPI, 2016. Read the Report

Poverty Alleviation and the Economic Benefits of Investing in Health

Rifat Atun, Claire Chaumont, Joseph R Fitchett, Annie Haakenstad, Donald Kaberuka. “Poverty Alleviation and the Economic Benefits of Investing in Health.” Ministerial and Leadership Health Program at Harvard University, 11 April, 2016. Read the Report

The MDG To SDG Transition: Implications For Health Care Systems

Arian Hatefi, Neelam Sekhri, Haile Debas, Dean Jamison, Jaime Sepúlveda, Alon Unger, and Richard G.A. Feachem. “The MDG To SDG Transition: Implications For Health Care Systems.” Health Affairs Blog, 16 March, 2016. Read the Report

The Road to Transparency

Abdul Riza. “The road to transparency.” United Nations Development Programme, 12 April, 2016. Read the Report

The Entire World is Getting a New Polio Vaccine This Month

Maryn McKenna. “The Entire World is Getting a New Polio Vaccine This Month.” National Geographic, 15 April, 2016. Read the Report

High Global Vaccine Prices Could Worsen Angola’s Deadly Yellow Fever Outbreak

Lynsey Chutel. “High global vaccine prices could worsen Angola’s deadly yellow fever outbreak.” Quartz Africa, 6 April, 2016. Read the Report

PHCPI Data Insight: Primary Health Care Spending

Federica Secci. “PHCPI Data Insight: Primary Health Care Spending.” PHCPI, 4 April, 2016. Read the Report

Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health: Key Messages From Disease Control Priorities 3rd Edition

Robert E. Black, Carol Levin, Neff Walker, Doris Chou, Li Liu, Marleen Temmerman. “Reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health: key messages from Disease Control Priorities 3rd Edition.” The Lancet , 9 April, 2016. Read the Report

Health Impact of Rotavirus Vaccination in Developing Countries: Progress and Way Forward

Umesh D. Parashar, Hope Johnson, A. Duncan Steele, Jacqueline E. Tate. “Health Impact of Rotavirus Vaccination in Developing Countries: Progress and Way Forward.” Oxford Journals , 2016. Read the Report

The Rate of Diabetes Has More Than Doubled in Africa and No One is Ready For It

Lynsey Chutel. “The rate of diabetes has more than doubled in Africa and no one is ready for it.” Quartz Africa, 9 April, 2016. Read the Report

Malawi Turns to Drones to Bolster Child Healthcare in Remote Communities

Hannah McNeish. “Malawi turns to drones to bolster child healthcare in remote communities.” The Guardian, 28 March, 2016. Read the Report

The Importance of Quality Daycare for Working Women in Africa

Stella Muthuri. “The importance of quality daycare for working women in Africa.” World Economic Forum, 23 March, 2016. Read the Report

The Unrelenting Specter of Drug-Resistant Malaria

Sarika Bansal. “The Unrelenting Specter of Drug-Resistant Malaria.” The Development Set, 29 March, 2016. Read the Report

 How Can Africa Master the Digital Revolution?

Calestous Juma. “How can Africa master the digital revolution?.” World Economic Forum, 1 April, 2016. Read the Report

Communicable Diseases Rise 32% in 5 years, but Spending Up 7%

Prachi Salve. “Communicable diseases rise 32% in 5 years, but spending up 7%.” Scroll.In, 28 March, 2016. Read the Report

 Angola Cut Spending for Low Oil Prices and Triggered a Yellow Fever Health Crisis

Yomi Kazeem. “Angola cut spending for low oil prices and triggered a yellow fever health crisis.” Quartz Africa, 21 March, 2016. Read the Report

The Fight Of A Lifetime: Health Systems And Chronic Diseases

Mario Ottiglio. “The Fight Of A Lifetime: Health Systems And Chronic Diseases .” Health Affairs Blog, 23 March, 2016. Read the Report

If We Really Cared About Saving Lives In Poor Countries, We Wouldn’t Focus Only On AIDS

David J. Heller. “If we really cared about saving lives in poor countries, we wouldn’t focus only on AIDS .” The Washington Post, 18 March, 2016. Read the Report

The World’s Modern-Day Lepers: Women With Fistulas

Nicholas Kristof. “The World’s Modern-Day Lepers: Women With Fistulas .” The New York Times, 19 March, 2016. Read the Report

What It’d Take To Save 10 Million Lives: Zinc, Bed Nets, $70 Billion

Maanvi Singh. “What It’d Take To Save 10 Million Lives: Zinc, Bed Nets, $70 Billion .” NPR, 7 March, 2016. Read the Report

The Right Targets for Global Health Investment

Bjorn Lomborg. “The Right Targets for Global Health Investment .” Project Syndicate, 17 March, 2016. Read the Report

 What Africa Will Look Like in 100 Years

Ashley Kirk. “What Africa will look like in 100 years .” The Telegraph, 11 March, 2016. Read the Report

Giving People Money Gaining Momentum as New Anti-Poverty Solution

Tom Murphy. “Giving people money gaining momentum as new anti-poverty solution .” Humanosphere, 4 March, 2016. Read the Report


Why Zika and Ebola are not the World’s Biggest Problems Right Now: Lomborg

Layan Damanhouri. “Why Zika and Ebola are not the world’s biggest problems right now: Lomborg.” Saudi Gazette, 26 February, 2016. Read the Report

PEPFAR: is 90-90-90 Magical Thinking?

Scott Barnhart. “PEPFAR: is 90-90-90 magical thinking?” The Lancet, 5 March, 2016. Read the Report

Cameroon: Setting Priorities for Mother, Child Health

Elizabeth Mosima. “Cameroon: Setting Priorities for Mother, Child Health.” AllAfrica, 24 February, 2016. Read the Report

Which Wealthy Countries Have the Worst Inequality?

Joe Myers. “Which wealthy countries have the worst inequality?” World Economic Forum , 30 November, 2015. Read the Report

Long-term Surveillance of the Effect of PCV13: the Future Challenge in Africa

Corinne Levy, Robert Cohen. “Long-term surveillance of the effect of PCV13: the future challenge in Africa.” The Lancet , 17 February, 2016. Read the Report

Can the Private Sector Help Achieve Universal Health Coverage?

Sania Nishtar. “Can the private sector help achieve universal health coverage?” World Economic Forum , 17 February, 2016. Read the Report

Africa Far from Sustainable Energy for All, But Showing Signs of Progress

Feature Story. “Africa Far from Sustainable Energy for All, But Showing Signs of Progress.” The World Bank , 17 February, 2016. Read the Report

How Should We Prepare for the Next Pandemic?

Orin Levine. “How should we prepare for the next pandemic?” World Economic Forum, 29 January, 2016. Read the Report

The Importance of Investing in Strong and Sustainable Health Systems

Nana Boateng. “The Importance of Investing in Strong and Sustainable Health Systems.” Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI), 21 January, 2016. Read the Report

An Evolving Global Movement Toward UHC: From Financing to Primary Care-focused Delivery

Gina Lagomarsino. “An Evolving Global Movement Toward UHC: From Financing to Primary Care-focused Delivery.” The Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI), 17 December, 2015. Read the Report

Why Economists Put Health First

Kenneth J. Arrow, Apurva Sanghi. “Why Economists Put Health First.” Project Syndicate, 14 December, 2015. Read the Report

From Supply Chain Analysis to Action: The Case of Ethiopia

Paul Dowling, Al Shiferaw. “From Supply Chain Analysis to Action: The Case of Ethiopia.” Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 4 December, 2015. Read the Report

What Can We Learn From Falling Child Mortality Rates?

Scott Powell. “What can we learn from falling child mortality rates?” World Economic Forum, 29 January, 2016. Read the Report

Trajectories for Sustainable Development Goals : Framework and Country Applications

Gable, Susanna; Lofgren, Hans; Osorio Rodarte, Israel. Trajectories for Sustainable Development Goals : Framework and Country Applications. World Bank, Washington, DC. 2015. Read the Report

From MDGs to SDGs, WHO Launches New Report

World Health Organization. “From MDGs to SDGs, WHO Launches New Report.” World Health Organization. Geneva, Switzerland. December 8, 2015. Read the Report

Trajectories for Sustainable Development Goals : Framework and Country Applications

Gable, Susanna; Lofgren, Hans; Osorio Rodarte, Israel. Trajectories for Sustainable Development Goals : Framework and Country Applications. World Bank, Washington, DC. 2015. Read the Report

Millions of women severely undernourished in low- and middle-income countries

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Millions of women severely undernourished in low- and middle-income countries.” November 24, 2015. Read the Report

Twenty sub-Saharan countries have only one medical school—and six have none

Quartz. “Twenty sub-Saharan countries have only one medical school—and six have none.” December 2, 2015. Read the Report

The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Kaiser Family Foundation. “The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic.” November 30, 2015. Read the Report

The Secret Bribes of Big Tobacco Paper Trail

BBC. “The secret bribes of big tobacco paper trail.” November 30, 2015. Read the Report

Listening to Leaders: Which Development Partners Do They Prefer And Why?

AidData. “Listening to Leaders: Which Development Partners Do They Prefer And Why?” 2015. Read the Report

Global Nutrition Report

International Food Policy Research Institute. “The Global Nutrition Report:  Actions and Accountability to Advance Nutrition and Sustainable Development.” 2015. Read the Report

World Bank’s New End-Poverty Tool: Surveys in Poorest Countries

The World Bank. “World Bank’s New End-Poverty Tool: Surveys in Poorest Countries.” October 15, 2015. Read the Article

Reducing teen smoking in Chile

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Reducing teen smoking in Chile.” 2015. Read the Article

Lesotho’s Controversial Public–Private Partnership Project

Paul C Webster. “Lesotho’s controversial public–private partnership project.” The Lancet. Vol. 386, No. 10007, pg. 1929-1931. November 14, 2015. Read the Article

Global Financing Facility: Where Will the Funds Come From?

Ann Danaiya Usher. “Global Financing Facility: where will the funds come from?” The Lancet. Vol. 386, No. 10006, pg. 1809-1810. November 7, 2015. Read the Article

NCDs Are A Growing Burden in Africa, Advances in Health Care Need to Keep Pace with Changing Lifestyles

The Economist. “Vegetable, not samosas.” November 7, 2015. Read the Article

TB Is Now The Top Infectious Killer (Even Though Deaths Are Down)

Jason Beaubien. “TB Is Now The Top Infectious Killer (Even Though Deaths Are Down).” NPR. October 28, 2015. Read the Article

Stopping tuberculosis: a biosocial model for sustainable development

Katrina F. Ortblad, Joshua A. Salomon, Till Bärnighausen, Rifat Atu. “Stopping tuberculosis: a biosocial model for sustainable development.” The Lancet online October 26, 2015. Read the Article

Worse than Malaria

The Economist. “Worse than Malaria.” October 24, 2015. Read the Article

Dear primary health systems, it’s time for your checkup

Michael Igoe. “Dear primary health systems, it’s time for your checkup.” Devex. October 22, 2015. Read the Article

Health Care, Education Are Top Priorities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Richard Wike and Katie Simmons. “Health Care, Education Are Top Priorities in Sub-Saharan Africa: Most Are Optimistic about Economic Future.” Pew Research Center. September 2015. Read the Article

Transforming Turkey’s Health System — Lessons for Universal Coverage

Rifat Atun. “Transforming Turkey’s Health System — Lessons for Universal Coverage.” New England Journal of Medicine. October 1, 2015. Read the Article

The importance of global health investment

Lawrence H. Summers. “The importance of global health investment.” The Boston Globe. September 24, 2015. Read the Article

Strengthening Primary Health Care through Community Health Workers: Investment Case and Financing Requirements

Dr. Bernice Dahn, Dr. Addis Tamire Woldemariam, Dr. Henry Perry, Dr. Akiko Maeda, Drew von Glahn, Dr. Raj Panjabi, Na’im Merchant, Katy Vosburg, Dr. Daniel Palazuelos, Dr. Chunling Lu, John Simon, Jerome Pfaffmann, Daniel Brown, Austin Hearst, Phyllis Heydt, Claire Qureshi. “Strengthening Primary Health Care through Community Health Workers: Investment Case and Financing Requirements.” World Bank, Partners in Health, The Clinton Foundation, MDG (Millennium Development Goals) Health Alliance, and the governments of Ethiopia and Liberia. July 2015. Read the Article

The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

Jeffrey Sachs, Shaida Badiee, Robert Chen, Enrico Giovannini. “The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development.” Project Syndicate. September 18, 2015. Read the Article

Politics and Universal Health Coverage — The Post-2015 Global Health Agenda

Vin Gupta, Vanessa B. Kerry, Eric Goosby, and Robert Yates. “Politics and Universal Health Coverage – The Post-2015 Global Health Agenda.” New England Journal of Medicine. September 16, 2015. Read the Article

Kenya focuses on strong health systems, less crisis funding

Katy Migiro. “Special Series-Kenya focuses on strong health systems, less crisis funding.” Thompson Reuters Foundation. September 15, 2015. Read the Article

Impact of Health System Strengthening on Health

Hatt, Laurel, Ben Johns, Catherine Connor, Megan Meline, Matt Kukla, and Kaelan Moat, June 2015. Impact of Health Systems Strengthening on Health. Bethesda, MD: Health Finance & Governance Project, Abt Associates. Read the Article