Margaret K. Saunders is Deputy Editor, Global Health, at Health Affairs. She has more than thirty years of experience working in health, education and social policy for The World Bank, as well as UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund, and for programs funded by the US Agency for International Development. She has an MSc in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and an MA in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She has a BA degree from Colby College, where she majored in government and international relations.


Recent Posts by Margaret K. Saunders

The Future Of Investment In PEPFAR: Understanding PEPFAR’s Multiple Economic, Health, And Diplomatic Impacts

There is much concern about the future of PEPFAR under the new administration. Health Affairs’ published research demonstrates the program’s contributions to economic stability in recipient countries, support for strengthened health systems and governance, and increased access to health services.

April 17, 2017Global Health Policy

Economic Benefit Of Vaccines Highlighted In 2017 Bill & Melinda Gates Annual Letter

In their new Annual Letter, Bill and Melinda Gates are optimistic about progress in global health. And the most important factor in reducing childhood deaths is increasing global vaccination rates, they say.

The Gates Foundation Makes a “Big Bet for the Future” of Health and Development in Low-Income Countries

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates, who cochair the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sent out a novel Annual Letter for 2015 that lays out an optimistic scenario for significant and rapid improvements in global health and development over the next fifteen years. The Gates Foundation Annual Letter...

Gates Foundation and Partners Launch New Strategy for Eradicating Polio

The author is a senior editor at Health Affairs who focuses on global health. The April 2013 GrantWatch column noted the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s announcement of the eradication of polio as one of its priorities. Subsequently, the foundation launched the Global Polio Eradication...