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...
In a recent Washington Post article, economist William Easterly lays out a crucial critique of using the specter of terrorism as a means to argue for the importance of US foreign aid. On this blog, we
In 2015, the Aam Admi Party (AAP), the ruling political power in New Delhi, launched its flagship health initiative of ‘Mohalla Clinics’. To date, 110 Mohalla clinics are functional across New Delhi and have served more than 2 million
Archival research typically evokes the unexciting image of a solitary historian in large glasses, looking for obscure details of a bygone era within dusty book volumes. Yet,
Janelle Winters describes her visit to the UNDP Archives, and explains how archival documents helped her understand the World Bank's quest to develop
Surrounded by a group of men on his first day in the Oval office, U.S. President Donald Trump signed