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.

February 21, 2017

Hospitals, Hospital Medicine, And Health For All

The field of hospital medicine---which combines knowledge in acute care and inpatient medicine with expertise in hospital care delivery---can steward the valuable resource of hospital care toward high performance. The global community should manage and cultivate it across health care contexts.

February 16, 2017

What Three Decades Of Pandemic Threats Can Teach Us About The Future

The U.S. government will need to continue its investment to combat pandemic diseases wherever they emerge, and to conduct crucial research and development of medical countermeasures to rapidly respond to emerging infectious disease threats.

February 9, 2017

The Framework Convention On Global Health: A Call For Leadership From The Global Health Trio

In the current issue of Health Affairs, we explore a pivotal moment of opportunity and peril in global health, while identifying the leadership challenges of “the global health trio” -- the World Health Organization, the United Nations, and the World Bank.

January 12, 2017

Working Together Around The World To Kick The Big Tobacco Habit

We must boldly communicate the importance of tobacco control to keep it on the global public health agenda, says this author, who directs Bloomberg Philanthropies' work in reducing use of tobacco.

January 5, 2017

Global Health Policy: A Health Affairs Resource Hub

We've created a Global Health Policy hub. Here you’ll find recent the most recent global health policy articles and blog posts from Health Affairs, plus links to our global health theme issues of the journal.

December 23, 2016

Global Vaccine Development: Lessons From The Road To A New HIV Vaccine Trial

This latest step in a global effort to develop an effective HIV vaccine builds on a legacy of failure, hubris, and reinvention. Each stage of this history has much to teach us about the development of preventive vaccines in general.

December 21, 2016

US Adults Trail 11 Other Countries For Affordable, Accessible Health Care

A Web First study released by Health Affairs found that 28 percent of US adults reported having at least two chronic health conditions, a higher percentage than in any other country.

November 16, 2016

Countries Transitioning From Donor Health Aid: We Need A Common Research Agenda And Mechanisms For Action

Large numbers of countries that have achieved middle-income status are in the process of transitioning away from significant donor aid that they have been receiving for their health programs. Millions of lives are in the balance. This is going to be one of the top issues in global health.

November 4, 2016

People Post: Staff And Board Changes In Health Philanthropy

Read "people news" from foundations around the country.

September 27, 2016