À première vue il n’y en a guère… Et pourtant, toilettes et téléphones portables ont en commun de pouvoir contribuer à la satisfaction des besoins des plus démunis et à l’éradication de la…

Jose Luis Irigoyen |

They both hold the potential to help meet the needs of the poor and end poverty. New ideas and innovative solutions are critical to address the 2.5 billion people who lack access to proper…

Jose Luis Irigoyen |

As our sturdy Land Cruiser inched its way down a precipitous dirt track, trying to descend from a high ridge into the Rift Valley, I wondered what might happen if we had an accident here in the…

Kavita Watsa |

Find a good longread on development? Tweet it to @worldbank with the hashtag #longreads. Food crisis warnings are getting louder, with many urging action to head off a repeat of 2007-08’s soaring…

Donna Barne |

Also available in English, Spanish, French  À medida que a atenção do mundo se volta para a Conferência Internacional sobre AIDS, realizada esta semana, em Washington D.C,  vale a pena destacar  o…

Keith Hansen, Carmen Carpio |

The quest for an accurate, timely and affordable medical diagnosis remains elusive in many developing countries.  In East Africa, laboratories are often poorly staffed; ill-equipped; and lack…

Miriam Schneidman |

The scaling up of voluntary medical male circumcision, particularly in high HIV prevalence settings, is a highly cost-effective intervention to fight the epidemic—randomized controlled trials have…

Patricio V. Marquez |

This year, on World Malaria Day, April 25, the global health community has reason to celebrate. Indeed, thanks to substantial investments from partners and countries over the last decade, the…

Maryse Pierre-Louis |

“Tuberculosis was a silent killer a few years ago, ” says Rogers, a community health worker at the Kangemi Health Center, which assists people living with TB to receive effective treatment in a…

Miriam Schneidman |