- ReportBy Philip G. Pardey and Julian M. AlstonJan 11, 2010
Agricultural research and development are at a crossroads. The close of the twentieth century marked changes in policy contexts, fundamental shifts in the scientific basis for agricultural R&D, and shifting funding patterns for agricultural R&D in developed countries.
- ReportNov 24, 2009
The world faces enormous challenges in the global health arena, many of which have a disproportionate impact on women and girls. Many key global health priorities revolve in fundamental ways around the gender-related barriers that women and girls face in accessing health-related information, services, and resources, all of which increase their vulnerability to ill health.
- ReportBy Thomas J. BollykyNov 13, 2009
In 2007, a series of high-profile scandals involving contaminated blood thinner, toxic toothpaste, and melamine-laced pet food demonstrated the threat that unsafe food and drug imports pose to U.S. public health and international trade. Contaminated and adulterated products have sickened and killed U.S. consumers, fueled protectionism, raised business costs, and destabilized markets.
- ReportBy Gaudenz SilberschmidtNov 13, 2009
The advent of the Obama administration offers an important opportunity to launch a serious dialogue on strengthening transatlantic collaboration on global health issues. This dialogue will require high-level commitment and engagement from both Europe and the United States. And it will naturally emanate from each side’s internal processes and strategic approach to global health.
- ReportBy John Briscoe, Greg Allgood, Jason Clay, Juan Jose Consejo, Qiuqiong Huang, Mei Xurong, Susan E. Murcott, Peter G. McCornick, Chista D. Peters-Lidard, R. Maria Saleth, Olcay Unver, Adrien Couton, Ger Bergkamp, Shaden Adbel-GawadNov 10, 2009
At a time of mounting population pressures, environmental declines, and growing demand for water, the Paul H.
- CommentaryOct 29, 2009
The unusual clinical characteristics of the H1N1 virus and the uncertainties about H1N1 vaccine production have brought home powerfully the unpredictability—the “slippery” nature—of influenza virus and the vaccines designed to reduce its disease burden.
- ReportBy Charles Freeman, Xiaoqing Lu BoyntonOct 19, 2009
The current economic crisis has hit China hard. China's high savings rate is a significant deterrent to boosting domestic consumption, and with little sign of a resumption of global demand for Chinese exports, the leadership recognized early in the crisis that it needed to take aggressive action to ensure growth from alternative sources.
- ReportSep 24, 2009
In the United States, domestic support for greater investments in projects dedicated to improving global health through addressing water, sanitation, and hygiene issues has gathered momentum in recent years. In 2005 President George W.
- ReportBy Judyth TwiggJul 30, 2009
Despite a decade of pre-financial-crisis economic growth, Russia continues to suffer from health challenges unprecedented for an advanced industrial society in peacetime. The persistence of these maladies remains a mystery, and their magnitude and nature are reported unevenly in the Western media. Recent Kremlin domestic health policy initiatives hint at promising new directions.
- ReportBy Janet Fleischman, Allen MooreJul 23, 2009
The election of Barack Obama has fundamentally changed the landscape for the debates around U.S. support for international family planning (FP) programs.