Full infographic This commentary first appeared on the UHC2030 website. Full list of authors: Craig Burgess, Anna Marriott,  Khuat Thi Hai Oanh, Bruno Rivalan, James Sale Despite the international…

Craig Burgess, Anna Marriott |

A new report on mental health in Ukraine offers a sobering picture of the often-ignored disease burden of mental disorders, which undermine human capital development and total wealth accumulation…

Patricio V. Marquez, Feng Zhao |

This blog also in Spanish | Arabic | French | Chinese All people are entitled to quality essential health services, without suffering financial hardship to pay for health expenses when they are…

Tim Evans |

Image courtesy Pixaby creative commons license Regulating tobacco use using excise taxation, restrictions on smoking in public places, and restrictions on youth access and sale of tobacco products…

Patricio V. Marquez |

Photo: Francis Ato Brown / World Bank Imagine that today is a vaccination day in a rural health facility in Nigeria. About 25 mothers are sitting in a waiting room to get polio or DTP3 shots for…

Oleg Kucheryavenko, Alberto Dominguez |

Photo: © Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank Heavy smog compelled New Delhi to declare a pollution emergency last week. As air pollution soared to hazardous levels and residents donned masks, India’s…

Olusoji O. Adeyi, Julia Bucknall |

Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank On September 20th, 2017, a young hunter, in his 30s, arrived at a health center in Kween District, located in Eastern Uganda, on the border with Kenya. He had…

Patrick Osewe, Julia Mensah |

Few people today doubt that smoking is bad. But many, including seasoned policy makers, do not realize just how bad it is. Bad for people, bad for economies, and bad for poverty reduction. In fact…

Patricio V. Marquez, Blanca Moreno-Dodson |

The launching of the iPhones 8 and X and the advent of genomic-based precision medicine for disease treatment and prevention, are new reminders that technological innovation is fueling momentous…

Patricio V. Marquez |

Scenes from Al Nnuhoud Livestock Market, North Kordofan where livestock is brought and traded from places nearby. Photo: Salahaldeen Nadir / World Bank When the United Nations negotiators recently…

Franck Berthe |