- ReportBy Todd SummersOct 8, 2015
The board of directors of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is set to approve a framework for the organization’s next multiyear strategy at its upcoming meeting in November.
- ReportBy Nellie Bristol, Chris MillardSep 28, 2015
Using blunt, clear language and holding program leadership directly to account for addressing management shortcomings, the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative has been an essential voice in moving the world closer to finally eradicating polio.
- ReportBy Phillip Nieburg, Sahil AngeloSep 24, 2015
Tuberculosis gets less attention from policymakers than it deserves. This should not be the case in South Africa, where it is the number one killer. This paper outlines South Africa’s tuberculosis problem, its challenges and opportunities, and the role of the United States in tackling this dire threat.
- CommentaryBy J. Stephen Morrison, Seth GannonSep 17, 2015
September 22 to 27, Pope Francis makes his first visit to the United States—a whirlwind tour of the I-95 corridor in which he will meet with President Obama; deliver addresses to the U.S.
- CommentarySep 16, 2015
Disease is among the oldest and most elemental threats to human society. Diseases like plague and smallpox shaped the course of human history, shattered societies, and transformed populations. The flu pandemic of 1918 killed as many as 50 million people worldwide, dwarfing the 17 million death toll of the “Great War” that just preceded it.
- CommentaryBy Kimberly Flowers, Anna Van NiekerkSep 1, 2015
In late July, President Barack Obama visited Ethiopia, where he met with smallholder farmers involved in U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)–led development programs to highlight the impact of his 2010 Feed the Future initiative. The president’s visit acknowledged the significance of U.S.-Ethiopian relations and the depth and sincerity of American engagement.
- ReportAug 31, 2015
Earlier this summer, the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, took several steps to bolster the sustainability of the immunization programs it supports in the world’s 49 lowest-income countries.
- ReportJul 31, 2015
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in April 2013 unveiled an ambitious six-year strategy aimed at finally ending polio worldwide. The four-pronged approach called for stopping transmission in the remaining polio endemic countries while also eliminating rare but paralyzing vaccine-related polio.
- ReportBy Richard Downie, Sahil AngeloJul 30, 2015
South Africa’s health system is approaching a make or break moment. Can it complete a set of complex organizational reforms and place itself on a sustainable financial footing that will enable it to deliver first-rate health care services to patients?
- ReportJul 20, 2015
As countries around the world advance toward universal health coverage, leaders are looking for ways to best use resources to improve health and promote long-term economic development and social stability.