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A Litany of Market Failures: Diagnosing and Solving the Economic Drivers of Antibiotic Resistance
February 22, 2024
The process of discovering, producing, buying, and consuming antibiotics is riddled with market and government failures. To solve antibiotic resistance, it’s not enough to solve just some of these. If we fix the market failures that reduce the number of new antibiotics that are discovered, but not t...
Africa CDC in 2023: A Year of Transition
January 30, 2024
2023 was an important year for public health in Africa and a busy year for Africa CDC. In this blog, we detail four notable areas of work of the Africa CDC in 2023 and propose four areas of focus for 2024.
Cultivating Relationships with Mentors in Global Health: Notes from Two Decades
January 29, 2024
January is National Mentoring Month. The Center for Global Development recently launched a new internal mentorship program, prompting me to reflect on what mentorship means to me.
It’s Time to Evolve Gavi’s Eligibility and Transition Model
December 14, 2023
Harsh fiscal prospects and broader shifts in the health landscape are creating challenges for Gavi’s approach to country eligibility and transition. To date, Gavi’s income-based eligibility model has functioned well during periods of sustained growth in low- and middle-income countries and has helpe...
Here’s One Global Health Tool to Help Integrate the Vertical with the Horizontal
December 11, 2023
With today being Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, many stakeholders are rightly concerned about the stalling progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG3)—"Good Health and Well-being,” of which UHC is an integral part. Since many SDG indicators of progress are outcome-focused, they ca...
Deciding the Fate of Billions: What’s Next for Gavi’s Unspent COVAX Funds?
December 04, 2023
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gavi faces an unprecedented situation. Billions of dollars that it raised back in 2022 for COVAX—the global effort to provide COVID-19 vaccines to lower-income countries—remain unspent. These resources are substantial, exceeding the entire annual budget of ...
Gavi 6.0: A New Era for Global Immunization
December 01, 2023
When Gavi’s board meets in Accra, Ghana, next week, advancing discussions on a new five-year strategic period, known as “Gavi 6.0,” will be a top agenda item. But conversations about Gavi’s future direction are also taking place against the backdrop of a leadership transition and a rapidly changing ...