Information and communication technologies (ICTs), including mobile phones, are increasingly seen as critical tools to improve public health and health outcomes in Africa. Several experiments,…

Samia Melhem |

With oil in Niger and Uganda, natural gas in Mozambique and Tanzania, iron ore in Guinea and Sierra Leone―African countries are increasingly finding rich new deposits of oil, gas, or minerals and…

Makhtar Diop |

有关怎样在保证为所有的人提供良好的医疗服务的同时确保这种服务的可承受性的辩论绝不是什么新鲜事(en)。 然而,在“全民医疗保险覆盖”的指导下,这场辩论获得了新的动能。围绕“全民医疗保险覆盖”的讨论很容易引起争论,正如Tim Evans最近所指出(en)的那样:“许多讨论都在是应该由政府收入、税收、还是保险缴费来资助这种体制的问题上,陷入僵局。»

Jorge Coarasa |

             The debate over how to ensure good health services for all while assuring affordability is nothing new. However, it has recently acquired new impetus under the guise of Universal…

Jorge Coarasa |

Growing up in India, mosquito nets were an essential part of life. I slept under them as a child in Bangalore, with their ropes tied to bedposts, doors, closets, window grills—anything that would…

Kavita Watsa |

As we enter the second year of the “Stop TB in my lifetime” campaign, it is time to take stock of where we are and look at the key priorities for attaining this worthy goal.  Beyond the banners…

Miriam Schneidman |

Find a good longread on development? Tweet it to @worldbank with the hashtag #longreads.  A video about a “scientific accident that may change the world (or at least your battery life)” went “…

Donna Barne |