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The Politics of Priority Setting in Health: A Political Economy Perspective - Working Paper 414
September 03, 2015
The Cost and Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Strategies to Expand Treatment to HIV-Positive South Africans: Scale Economies and Outreach Costs - Working Paper 401
April 23, 2015
The South African government is currently discussing various alternative approaches to the further expansion of antiretroviral treatment (ART) in public-sector facilities. Alternatives under consideration include the criteria under which a patient would be eligible for free care, the level of covera...
Bravo to the US for Supporting Africa’s Own Center for Disease Control
April 17, 2015
On Monday, US Secretary of State John Kerry signed an agreement with the African Union to help establish the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the African CDC will take on a role similar to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
Benchmarking Supply Chains for Better Performance
March 04, 2015
Donors play a significant role in funding medicines and other commodities in global health. Of the approximately US $28.2 billion spent by donors in 2010, approximately 40% went towards medicines, vaccines and other health commodities, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. The efficiency of this spend is th...
America's Love Affair with Meat: It's Not Just about Us
February 24, 2015
The US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is catching flack for recommending that Americans consider the environmental consequences of eating so many burgers. Pointing to climate change and other environmental effects of meat production, the panel suggested Americans contemplate the broader impli...
Understanding Gavi’s Impact on Vaccination Rates
February 09, 2015
Last week, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, completed a $7.5 billion replenishment to fund its work on immunization in the world’s poorest countries between now and 2020. Gavi’s next step is to ensure that the money is used as effectively as possible to save lives and improve health.