The global health community is abuzz about the results of the latest Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD 2010) launched earlier this month.  While experts will continue to debate the…

Julie McLaughlin |

Unprecedented progress, promise and challenge mark World AIDS Day 2012. Science has given us the tools to defeat the deadliest epidemic of our age, and we dare envision – with U.S. Secretary of…

David Wilson |

A number of recent innovations have increased the scope of climate insurance available for rural communities. For example, by using rainfall or forage cover instead of individual assessments,…

Harold Alderman |

In the face of budgetary limitations, constrained international aid, and competitive demands from different sectors, how can those of us working in the health sector make a strong case to finance…

Patricio V. Marquez |

Last week's 2nd Global Symposium on Health System Research in Beijing made me think: Could a global tool for assessing health system vulnerability help to strengthen health systems and move…

Edit Velényi |

Since 1988, when the World Health Organization,   Rotary International, CDC and UNICEF launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) more than US$ 8.2 billion has been invested in polio…

Kees Kostermans |

A new report released today by UNICEF, the World Health Organization and the World Bank shares the news that the number of children around the world who grow up stunted has decreased by 35% since…

Leslie Elder, Yurie Tanimichi Hoberg |

Today, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced a special funding mechanism to enable donors to scale up their funding to meet the urgent needs related to Millennium Development Goals 4…

Carolyn Reynolds |

While much of the health focus in sub-Saharan Africa has been directed toward communicable diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS, there has been less acknowledgement that non-communicable diseases (NCDs…

Patricio V. Marquez, Jill Farrington |