Tag Archives: World Health Organization

New Leader, New Era: Five Building Blocks For A Reinvigorated World Health Organization

The World Health Assembly’s election of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to serve as its 9th Director-General may be the most momentous in the Organization’s 70 years for reasons far beyond electing the first African.

June 19, 2017

A Race To Restore Confidence In The World Health Organization

The election for the next Director General of the World Health Organization has stirred a quiet but important conversation: do we really need a WHO and, if yes, what do we really need the WHO to do? The next DG needs to help answer both of those questions.

April 6, 2017

The Payment Reform Landscape: Maternity Care Progress And Stagnation

We can intervene less and spend less money in labor and delivery care while improving the quality of care for women and their babies. Why then is there so much unnecessary intervention and why is it so persistent?

September 30, 2016

Trade, Health, And Tobacco Exceptionalism: The TPP Tobacco Carve-Out

The White House recently notified Congress of its intent to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the trade agreement reached in October between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim countries. Among the issues that will receive close attention is the so-called tobacco carve-out.

November 10, 2015

The Global Health Movement Needs The Voices Of Those Affected By NCDs

In communities around the world, health systems struggle to accommodate rising demands and costs associated with diagnosing and treating NCDs. In order to build the next global health response, one that includes NCDs, a key player now needs to take center stage: the patient.

September 10, 2015

Heading Off The Looming Diabetes-Tuberculosis Epidemic

Tuberculosis and diabetes need to be addressed together -- immediately. If not, this problem will grow to epidemic proportions and ultimately claim the lives of millions.

August 19, 2015

From The WHO: Preventing The Next Ebola

As the senior leaders of the World Health Organization, we are taking action to prevent another emergency on the scale of the current Ebola outbreak from happening again.

April 16, 2015