Photo: © Masaru Goto / World Bank

Quentin Wodon |

Amid the devastating effects of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak to human lives, communities, institutions, systems and the economy, there are lessons to be learned for the region to be better…

Ayodeji Oluwole Odutolu, Ritgak Dimka, Mayowa Oluwatosin Alade |

Also available in: Español | Français | العربية Nigeria has reason to celebrate. The country recently marked one year with no polio cases, bringing the world one step closer to eradicating a…

Julia Ross |

Photo credit: Dominic Chavez/World Bank Exactly one year ago, I received an unexpected call from my manager just as I was finishing a week of paternity leave following the birth of my daughter.   …

Shunsuke Mabuchi |

President Buhari of Nigeria vaccinates his 3-month-old granddaughter to mark one year of no polio cases in Nigeria. ​Photo courtesy of Dr. Andrew Etsano, Incident Manager of the Nigeria Polio…

Ayodeji Oluwole Odutolu, Benjamin Loevinsohn, Shunsuke Mabuchi |

This week at the Third International Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, we’ve seen the birth of a new era in global health financing.   The World Bank Group, together with our…

Tim Evans |

A New Era for Every Woman, Every Child This week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the Third International Financing for Development Conference, the United Nations, along with the World Bank Group…

Melanie Mayhew |

Photo credit: Guido Fuà Most people are aware of Ebola's devastating impact on human health. To date, over 22, 800 people have been infected and 9, 000 have died. Its effects on West Africa…

Abdoulaye Toure |

© UNICEF It’s been a difficult year for the people of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and all those fighting to end the terrible­­ Ebola epidemic that took thousands of lives, spread fear and…

Tim Evans |