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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
Overcoming Barriers to Improve Antimicrobial Access, Innovation, and Stewardship in India
July 31, 2023
India is racing against the clock in its fight against antimicrobial resistance. A combination of complex regulatory and procurement systems, a lack of health insurance penetration, and little groundwork on state and national action plans has stymied progress. A multifold approach is needed to impro...
How the Pandemic Fund Can Strategically Invest in Pandemic Preparedness
June 20, 2023
The Pandemic Fund should strategically invest in pandemic preparedness, including for its first call for proposals for surveillance, laboratories, and human resources. This strategic approach should consider both ex ante and ex post considerations of investments for pandemic preparedness.
Leveraging Brazilian Leadership and Procurement Arrangements in the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance
June 08, 2023
Facing the high—and rising—burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), Brazil has an opportunity to improve access, stewardship, and innovation for critical antimicrobials at the national, regional, and/or global level(s) by modifying procurement arrangements. Brazil is positioned for significant dome...
The Case for More Pull Financing
June 08, 2023
To meet many of today’s most pressing challenges, we need to find new solutions. But the fastest, cheapest, and most effective way to encourage high-impact innovation isn’t always obvious. Governments, philanthropists, and the private sector typically invest in research and development (R&D) by bett...
Towards Universal Health Coverage: Zambia’s Experience Developing a Roadmap to Support Heath Benefit Package Reform
June 01, 2023
For the last three decades, Zambia has implemented a series of policies to gradually work towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This case study delves into the process followed by the government of Zambia in developing those policies, with the aim of supporting other countries embarking on the jo...
Facing the Pandemic of Antimicrobial Resistance: Current Actions and Future Challenges in Antibiotic Stewardship, Access, and Innovation in Brazil
May 18, 2023
Almost 140,000 people die with a drug-resistant bacterial infection in Brazil every year due in large part to shortcomings in access, stewardship, and innovation for antimicrobials. Brazil’s existing Productive Development Partnerships system could be modified to reduce incentives for overselling an...
Policies and Interventions to Improve Access to Next-Generation Antimicrobials in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: India Case Study
May 18, 2023
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a threat to global health security worldwide, and India carries one of the largest burdens of drug-resistant pathogens. The widespread misuse and overuse of antimicrobials is a major cause of the emergence and spread of resistant microorganisms. This study assess...