Illicit trade in tobacco products undermines global tobacco prevention and control interventions, particularly with respect to tobacco tax policy. From a public health perspective, illicit trade…

Sheila Dutta |

Picture an island in Bangladesh that is so remote that there is no way the traditional electricity could reach it. Not now, and probably not anytime soon. That was the situation in Monpura just a…

Riccardo Puliti |

This blog also in Spanish | Arabic | French | Chinese 人は誰もが、必要な時に基礎的な保健サービスを受ける権利があり、病気になったからといって、医療費支払いのために経済的な困難な状態に陥ることがあってはならない。このシンプルだが力強い信念に支えられ、現在、持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)の一環として国際社会が達成を目指すユニバーサル・ヘルス…

Chine : une femme porte un masque pour se protéger de la pollution. Photo : © Curt Carnemark / Banque mondiale Le changement climatique a déjà des répercussions concrètes et quantifiables sur la…

James Close, Olusoji O. Adeyi |

Also available in: Arabic | French | Spanish In 2015 the world saw great momentum for climate action, culminating in a historic agreement in December to cut carbon emissions and contain global…

Andy Shuai Liu |

Really – let’s. It’s a fact: Indoor air pollution from cooking with solid fuels including wood, charcoal, coal, animal dung, and crop waste in open fires and traditional stoves is the fourth…

Anita Marangoly George |

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…

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 |

“Does the solar home system work? Do you really get better lights? Or, is it just a big fuss?’ I have been asking solar home systems households in rural Bangladesh these basic questions for the…

Zubair K M Sadeque |

Two days before the world observes International School Meals Day, I’m here sitting in the U.K. Houses of Parliament thinking about the unexpected evolution of school meals programs in recent…

Donald Bundy, Linda Brooke Schultz |