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Data Science to Forecast Demand for Supplies at Health Clinics
July 31, 2020
Accurately forecasting the demand for health products at health clinics, and ordering the correct quantity, is a significant challenge to ensuring availability of health products at the last mile of health systems. While much progress has been made since then in terms of more accurate global fo...
Demand Forecasting Takes Off
June 21, 2013
In early 2006, CGD convened a working group–led by Ruth Levine- to address a pervasive problem in global health: poor forecasting of expected demand for key products. Long-term strategic demand forecasts are needed in order for manufacturers to make capacity investments, make more accurate lon...
The Year Ahead in Global Health at CGD: Amanda Glassman
January 04, 2011
To mark the start of the new year, my guest is Amanda Glassman, CGD’s new director of global health. I asked Amanda, who previously worked at the Inter-American Development Bank, the Brookings Institution, and USAID, where she sees opportunities for progress on global health in 2011 and beyond....
Interview with Tom Bollyky on Legal and Ethical Issues in Global Health
July 19, 2009
CGD vice president, communications and policy outreach Lawrence MacDonald interviews CGD visiting fellow Tom Bollyky on the legal and ethical issues that arise during the discovery, development, and delivery of essential medical technologies to the developing world.
A Risky Business: Saving Money and Improving Global Health Through Better Demand Forecasts
May 29, 2007
This report of CGD's Global Health Forecasting Working Group, which was convened in early 2006 by senior fellow and director of programs Ruth Levine to sort out why demand forecasting has been so problematic, provides an elegant analysis of the problem and a sensible agenda for action. Their report ...
A Risky Business: Saving Money and Improving Global Health Through Better Demand Forecasts (Brief)
May 18, 2007
Achieving better health in poor countries depends in part on giving companies that produce drugs, vaccines and diagnostics incentives to invest in their production by improving their ability to forecast which products will be purchased by whom in what quantities. This brief reviews the findings of C...