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 |

It’s time for ‘Nutrition Smart Agriculture’

Diego Arias, Aira Htenas |

Video still of a mine in southern Africa by Clifford Derrick

Ronald Upenyu Mutasa |

Image by Arne Hoel / World Bank 2015 More than 3, 500 people, including Presidents and Prime Ministers, have gathered in Bali this week for the fourth International Conference on Family Planning…

Michele Gragnolati |

photo: Dominic Chavez / World Bank 2015 We trudge past the towering mosque, past where the girls had skipped rope, past a trash heap piled high with cars. We step over a sewage trough, amble down…

Melanie Mayhew |

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 |

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 |