Photo: John Isaac / World Bank Though the Indian government has steadily increased funding for its health sector, per capita allocation is still low; reform is thus critical to effectively utilize…

Shanker Lal |

This week, the Global Food Safety Partnership will hold its third annual meeting in Cape Town, just ahead of the holiday season when food safety issues are not on everyone’s minds. They should be…

Juergen Voegele |

Thirty years ago, toxic gas leaking from Union Carbide’s factory in Bhopal claimed more than 5, 000 lives and exposed more than half a million people to harmful toxins.  The negligence and human…

Adriana Jordanova Damianova |

This week’s links include coverage of World AIDS Day and continuing coverage of the Ebola crisis. Each Friday, we share a selection of global health Tweets, infographics, blog posts, videos and…

Aisha Faquir |

Around 1 billion people worldwide are estimated to live with some form of disability, and for 185 million of those, they are severe enough that they have serious difficulty functioning. As the…

Maninder Gill |

"Disability is no barrier. Landmine victims play volleyball." Photo: AusAID I am often asked how “we” – development professionals and practitioners at large - can make a difference to…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

Dr. Denis Medvedev, the World Bank Group’s Senior Country Economist, spoke at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta on the Next Wave of Economic Reforms in India on 20th November, this year…

Varun Sridharan |

Let me start with a disclaimer: I am overweight.  My kids and my wife keep telling me that I need to be mindful of what and how much I eat and be more disciplined with my exercise regime.  Why do…

Patricio V. Marquez |

Today marks the second annual UN World Toilet Day, an important opportunity to promote global efforts to achieve universal access to sanitation by 2030. With a focus on equality and dignity, this…

Water Communications |