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Sierra Leonean Junior Doctor, Marina Kamara follows up on a suspected kidney infection in one of their patients.
Blog Post

Since Monday, leading health officials from around the world have been meeting in Geneva, Switzerland for the 72nd World Health Assembly. 

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Article

Modicare, the Indian government’s massive new health insurance program, has made over 500 million people eligible for healthcare coverage, marking a significant step toward universal health coverage in India, according to a new analysis from the Center for Global Development.

Construction workers building a railroad
Blog Post

The Chinese-financed effort to build a national railway through Laos is a quintessential project of the Belt and Road Initiative.

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Blog Post

This edition of the USDFC Monitor is authored by Alicia Phillips Mandaville. Mandaville worked at MCC in various capacities for nine of the agency’s first 10 years. She currently serves as Vice President for Global Programs at IREX.