In a recent visit to El Salvador, the smallest, yet beautiful most densely populated country in Central America, I attended an international event organized by the Secretariat of the Framework…

Patricio V. Marquez |

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 |

Smoking begins at a young age in Moldova, with people starting to smoke at the average age of 17 years old. It’s a bigger concern among men here, as 30 percent of men in Moldova smoke, according…

Patricio V. Marquez, Irina Guban |

The vignette below was originally published in a new joint report from the World Bank, WHO and OECD, Delivering quality health services: A global imperative for universal health coverage.   Eight…

Cecilia Rodríguez |

Video still of a mine in southern Africa by Clifford Derrick

Ronald Upenyu Mutasa |

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 |

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 |

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 |