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 |

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 |

It’s time for ‘Nutrition Smart Agriculture’

Diego Arias, Aira Htenas |

Photo: © Masaru Goto / World Bank

Quentin Wodon |

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 |

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 |