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
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, 2017
While health aid consumes a mere 0.25 percent of the federal budget, it is a great investment with tremendous returns for the American people.
April 17, 2017
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 Israeli system rests on the concept of competing private health plans selling care in a market of empowered consumers. But one crucial difference is how Israel approaches the question of what it means to be covered.
March 22, 2017
No one metric can capture the intricate and complex nature of population health. Instead, we need a matrix of indicators to gain a full picture of health and how it is changing.
March 17, 2017
The outcome of the 2016 elections has set into motion an expected but nonetheless deeply damaging anti-abortion agenda that is slowly taking form in the Trump administration’s early days -- aided by the Republican majority House and Senate.
March 3, 2017
Becoming a physician is a lifelong dream for many. Having the opportunity to train in the United States is also a deeply held ambition for countless aspiring doctors around the globe. We are living out that dream.
February 24, 2017
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
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