Disasters, whether natural or man-made, destroy and disable healthcare systems just when they’re needed most. But disaster can also create an opportunity to make healthcare better, even in the…

David Lawrence |

"Several mothers’ life is in danger due to placenta previa at child birth however either the village is too far flung to receive medical assistance or the family refuses to let the mother…

Maha Rehman |

Taking high-quality affordable primary care to the rural poor with the help of handheld computers, telemedicine, and P4P. In our first post in this series, we showed how illness in India causes…

Adam Wagstaff, Sofi Bergkvist |

More than health insurance for the poor In our last post, we showed how illness in India causes financial hardship and leaves Indians—especially poor ones—with limited access to affordable good-…

Adam Wagstaff, Sofi Bergkvist |

India’s health system faces some major challenges. In some respects, the hill India’s health system has to climb is steeper than that facing other developing countries. The good news is that the…

Adam Wagstaff, Sofi Bergkvist |

A piece in this week’s Nature reports that a large vaccine trial for HPV, which can cause cervical cancer, is in trouble in India due to serious violations of ethical rules and informed consent.…

Berk Ozler |

Movies are a great medium for feeling inspired and for giving viewers intimate access to other people’s lives.

Julie Babinard |

I was recently invited to a panel discussion to comment on the movie ‘With My Own Two Wheels’  (http://www.withmyowntwowheels.org) which illustrates…

Julie Babinard |

Diseases like malaria, diarrhea and intestinal worms plague hundreds of millions of people in the developing world. A major puzzle for development researchers and practitioners is why the poor do…

David McKenzie |

Social protection, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation – how do they relate to one another? Are they still largely separate communities of practice or ‘tribes’ within…

Robin Mearns |