Colombia provides coverage of healthcare services for 96% of the population -- far better than many other OECD countries. Despite this progress, poor health outcomes and the quality of care…

Priyanka Ripley |

With the rising costs of out-of-pocket health care expenditures, currently estimated at half a trillion dollars globally, the number of people affected by this trend is expected to increase…

Muhammad Ali Pate |

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 |

This page in: French In 2013, I was confronted by the realization of my country’s situation at a parliamentarian workshop organized by UNICEF where I learned about the different forms of…

Marlyse Douala Bell |

This blog post originally appeared on the Global Financing Facility website. Every year, more than 200 million women want to prevent or delay pregnancy—but they’re not using contraceptives. Why?…

Monique Vledder, Ruth Kagia |

Tobacco is arguably one of the most significant threats to public health we have ever faced. Since the publication of the landmark U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Tobacco and Health in 1964, that…

Patricio V. Marquez, Melanie Walker |

HPV vaccine being administered in Botswana. Photo: Ministry of Health of Botswana ​The World Bank Group’s new Gender Equality Strategy for 2016-2023, launched last week, addresses gender inclusion…

Patricio V. Marquez, Sheila Dutta |

The launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the recent U.N. General Assembly meetings brought especially welcome news: The future we want now officially includes universal health…

Daniel Cotlear |