- ReportBy Charles Freeman, Xiaoqing Lu BoyntonDec 2, 2011
China’s health system has spanned the antipodes of potential health system models, ranging from a pure government delivery model to one radically driven by profit incentives, and now China is seeking a hybrid to suit its hybrid economy.
- ReportDec 1, 2011
The Obama administration designated Malawi as a GHI Plus country in June 2010, one of the first eight countries selected to implement the Global Health Initiative’s (GHI) more comprehensive approach to global health and serve as learning labs for other GHI country programs.
- ReportBy Charles Freeman, Xiaoqing Lu BoyntonNov 30, 2011
This volume is a compilation of papers that were written for the Conference on China’s Emerging Global Health and Foreign Aid Engagement, sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), in Beijing on May 24, 2011, as part of a larger CSIS initiative to examine the global health engagement of the BRIC countries
- CommentaryNov 7, 2011
Once again famine rages in Somalia. Experts say at least 30,000 children have already died in this crisis and 750,000 more Somalis, mostly women and children, are in acute need and will begin to die between Thanksgiving and Christmas unless they receive assistance. The famine in the early 1990s killed more than 250,000 Somalis, and this one is projected to kill several times more.
- ReportBy Margaret ReevesNov 7, 2011
Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) is an essential tool in the fight against HIV.
- ReportNov 3, 2011
When a magnitude 9.0 earthquake shook the earth beneath the Western Pacific on March 11, 2011, it unleashed a massive nine-meter tsunami toward the coast of the Tohoku region of Japan’s main island of Honshu.
- ReportBy Gerard Anderson and Naoki IkegamiNov 1, 2011
This report by Dr. Gerard Anderson and Dr. Naoki Ikegami analyzes how Japan can strengthen its Diagnostic Procedure Combination (DPC) inpatient hospital payment system. Given the one-year time constraint in the design of Japan’s DPC system, a variety of compromises were made in order to satisfy the involved parties.
- ReportOct 27, 2011
A period of major change is unfolding in health and HIV services in South Africa, carrying opportunities and risks for delivering effective, integrated health services that improve health outcomes and save lives. South Africa is decentralizing HIV services to the primary health care level, paving the way for greater integration to address women’s health and to reduce maternal mortality.
- CommentarySep 30, 2011
In September, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization reported that food prices are 26 percent higher than a year ago and that the prices for staple grains, the main foods for the world’s poor, are 36 percent higher than 12 months ago.
- ReportBy Lyn D. WigbelsSep 28, 2011
Earth observations enable us to monitor and predict key environmental phenomena and events that can affect our health. Earth observation data can be incorporated into models to help detect, monitor, or predict disease, providing policymakers with the opportunity to control an epidemic, respond more quickly to disease outbreaks, and act to prevent or mitigate the occurrence of disease.