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Health Systems

Opportunities Lost -- Could Ebola Have Been Better Contained?

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
Mary Anne Mercer

How did Africa's health systems come to be so weak? Didn't the United States and other major donors just spend billions of dollars on global health in Africa?

The Ugly Face of Ebola Tells Us Africa Is NOT Rising

Fatou Wurie | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Fatou Wurie

The message is clear, Africa is not rising, as the popularized term often indicates a consolidated unified upward movement from the continent, rather each African nation is grabbing life jackets to remain above water.

How to Stop Ebola -- and the Next Outbreak

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 08.14.2014 | World
Jim Yong Kim

We will be able to stop Ebola in the coming weeks and months. But that is not the end of the story. Will we also build a strong enough health system to stop the next outbreak? We believe that it is a moral and economic imperative to do so, and all of us must work toward that goal.

The Best Buys in Global Health: Striking the Effective Balance

Karl Hofmann | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Karl Hofmann

To have real and lasting impact, we must step back from the intervention level of analysis to understand how we can mold entire ecosystems to better serve the health of broad populations.

Years of Investments Finally Put Health Workers on the Global Stage

David J. Olson | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
David J. Olson

This kind of work -- building up frontline health workers and the systems that support them -- is a prerequisite for producing sustainable improvements in health.

Protecting Mothers and Children From HIV: A Call to Action

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

Preventing new HIV infections among children is not only the right thing to do, but also a smart investment -- stretching each dollar we invest to save as many lives as we can, both today and tomorrow. This is a hopeful moment in global health.

Giving Mothers a Very Special Gift

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

What is the greatest gift we can give a mother this Mother's Day? There are many answers, but one is a healthy life for her and her child. This Mother's Day, let's sharpen our resolve to ensure mothers everywhere have children who are born HIV-free.

Engineering a Healthy Tomorrow for the Poorest Billion

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Impact
Muhammad H. Zaman

It is not everyday that you hear the words big Pharma, billionaires, philanthropists and eradication of diseases in the same sentence. Well, Monday, January 30th was one such spectacular day.

Cory Booker's Blizzard: A Prediction for Global Health Prosperity in 2011

Kate Otto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kate Otto

Newark Mayor Cory Booker's success in handling last week's blizzard fuels the optimism with which I predict global health prosperity in 2011.