Authored by: Antonia Dingle and Josephine Borghi (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Since 2006, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has been working with Countdown to 2015/2030 to track official development assistance (ODA), or aid, to see how much is targeted at reproductive, maternal…
By Jesse Bump (Harvard University)
Who gets what in global health? Through what processes or according to what measures? Any ideas? Billions of lives are affected by these decisions and yet Global health aid is allocated through opaque processes using criteria that are not always disclosed…
By Vishnu Shankar (Stanford University)
With over 36.9 million individuals globally living with HIV-AIDS and an estimated 35 million people dead since the start of the epidemic, what will it take to have an AIDS-free generation? Last month, the United Nations announced their ambitious goal to end…
by Saugato Datta, Vice President, ideas42
Behavioural economics studies human behaviour in all its messy complexity. Its practitioners pay attention to all manner of things that standard neoclassical economics ignores (or waves away as unimportant: the context in which decisions are made, visual, aural or social cues, salience, social or…
By Richard Matzopoulos
There is no question that injuries impose a substantial health burden on low- and middle-income countries. It is also true that they receive much less attention than a plethora of competing conditions that affect these same countries, which in turn compromises our ability to prioritise, devise…
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