Global Health


Global health is inextricably linked with economic growth and development. CGD seeks to offer policy solutions to a wide range of global health challenges, from financing health systems to fighting infectious and chronic disease burdens to increasing access to prevention, treatment, and care services. CGD’s work aims to improve the effectiveness of policies and actions of donors, and to enhance their coordination with the private sector, in order to bolster public health worldwide.

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Millions Saved chronicles the global health revolution from the ground up, showcasing 22 of the local, national, and regional health programs that have been part of this global change.

Many countries rely on Global Fund monies to finance their respective disease responses. For their citizens, the efficient and effective use of Global Fund monies can be the difference between life and death.

Hospitals are central to building and maintaining healthy populations, but many in low- and middle-income countries have failed to evolve and modernize as primary care facilities have received more attention and funding. The Hospitals for Health working group examined the root causes of these failures and offered specific policy proposals in response.

Improving health in many large federal or decentralized countries, where the majority of public spending on health is executed by state and district governments, depends on improving the sufficiency, efficiency, and effectiveness of health spending at the subnational level.

After Ebola was first reported in Guinea in March 2014, major outbreaks spread quickly to Sierra Leone and Liberia, and then to Nigeria by August.