In this blog post, I briefly introduce the rise of health economics in the 20th century and a few methods for economically measuring health investment as a means to provide some context to current health care financing debates.
After he won World Health Organization’s Director General position, Dr. Tedros Adhanom asserted that universal health coverage would be the central political concept of his tenure. So what does that mean?
In September 2016, a new major project funded by the Wellcome Trust titled ‘The Economic Gaze: The World Bank’s Influence in Global Pubic Health’ was launched at the Global Health Governance Programme in Edinburgh. In this blog post, I outline our central research questions and the relevance of the project to both academia and policy.
This week, health ministers from across the world are making the yearly pilgrimage to Geneva for the 70th World Health Assembly. In this blog, I take a step back and focus on three big issues in our current global health system that the new leadership of the WHO will face...
At this year’s World Health Assembly, member states voted by secret ballot to elect Dr. Tedros Adhanom. We believe the newly elected DG must move quickly to outline his vision for the organization. Such an articulation has a few constituent parts. First, Dr. Tedros must lead an expeditious process to determine WHO’s priorities. We believe such a list...
To understand the World Bank's involvement in Global Health, we need to take a look at its business model, if only so as to understand some of the institutional constraints and affordances with which much of its staff operates.
With Zika cases anticipated to increase in the Northern Hemisphere as mosquito season hits soon and with the recognition of World Malaria Day on April 25th, it is important to think about how addressing the mosquito and its entanglements with humans is crucial to global health efforts.