- JournalBy Robert I. Rotberg and Jenny C. AkerDec 18, 2012
Mobile telephone technology is poised to dramatically improve millions of lives across the globe's weak and failed states. No other recently-introduced technology has so much potential to improve rural and urban outcomes in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and elsewhere.
- ReportDec 17, 2012
This paper provides an overview of the global polio eradication effort, emphasizing the U.S. role. The purpose is to explain how the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) came to where it is today and discuss plans for moving it forward.
- ReportBy Strengthening of AmericaDec 14, 2012
Strengthening of America—Our Children’s Future is a bipartisan initiative cochaired by former senators Sam Nunn, Pete Domenici, Evan Bayh, and the late Warren Rudman to raise public consciousness of the country’s growing debt.
- ReportBy Xiaoqing Lu Boynton, Olivia Ma, and Molly Claire SchmalzbachDec 12, 2012
In 2009, the People’s Republic of China announced an ambitious plan to reform its health care system. Between 2009 and 2011, China invested $124 billion in its health care sector and achieved universal health coverage for its citizens.
- ReportBy Jennifer G. Cooke, Sharon Stash, Matt Fisher, Alisha KramerNov 30, 2012
Botswana has made tremendous strides in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the last decade, supported by the early and important U.S. partnership created through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
- ReportBy Richard G. FrankNov 27, 2012
As of April 2013, the Japanese government will make mental health a fifth national priority for national medical services, along with cancer, stroke, acute myocardial infarction, and diabetes.
- ReportNov 19, 2012
Less than 18 months into its life as an independent nation, South Sudan is facing a desperate struggle for survival. Because the terms of its separation from Sudan were not decided before independence, negotiations have dragged on over issues including borders, security arrangements, and the qualifications for citizenship, diverting attention from the urgent task of development.
- ReportBy J. Stephen Morrison, Suzanne BrundageNov 19, 2012
From July 22 to July 27, 2012, Washington, D.C., was host to the International AIDS Conference, the biannual Super Bowl of global health and the preeminent forum for reviewing the science, policy, programs, and politics in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In some respects, the conference was historic before it even began, as it marked the dramatic return of the conference to U.S.
- ReportBy Howard H. GoldmanOct 10, 2012
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck northeast Japan, followed by a powerful tsunami that in turn caused a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima power station. Hospitals and clinics were destroyed, and injured individuals had very limited access to health care services after these events.
- ReportOct 5, 2012
Over the past several decades, the world has witnessed some astonishing global health success stories—from the eradication of smallpox to the expanding control of other vaccine-preventable diseases to the widespread provision of effective treatment for HIV/AIDS to millions of people.