Tag Archives: global health

Arming Suicide Helplines to Better Combat India’s Mental Health Crisis

By Kapil Kanungo, Kishan Shah, Kashish Saluja, and Gaurav Gupta  In 2014, nearly 131,000 people committed suicide in India. This number continues to grow each year, with India accounting for about 30% of all suicide deaths in the world. For young … Continue reading

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Building Resilient Health Systems Before the Next Crisis: Lessons from Ebola and Zika

By Julia Rohrer and Felipe Amaya Salazar In the summer of 2014, the media exploded with headlines about a destructive and previously little-known disease: Ebola. Now, nearly a year after the last reported case, and with a new vaccine showing promise, … Continue reading

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A Simple, Painless Way Governments Can Help the Poor and the Environment

By Scott Strand and Felipe Amaya Salazar Around 85 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) still cook with wood, charcoal and other solid fuels. These traditional cooking techniques have dire effects on users’ health, environment and productivity. Traditional cookstoves … Continue reading

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Los Impuestos y Tarifas a Estufas Limpias Vulneran a los Más Pobres

Por Felipe Amaya Salazar Existen alrededor de 85 millones de personas en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) que todavía cocinan con madera, carbón y otros tipos de combustibles sólidos. Estos métodos tradicionales de cocina tienen efectos negativos en la salud … Continue reading

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Reimagining the Global Health Convening: What’s Next?

Fundamental shifts are changing global health as we know it, requiring diverse and disruptive groups of people from across sectors to collaborate on solutions. How can a “reimagined” convening most effectively bring these groups together to drive financing and innovation … Continue reading

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The Private Sector Could be a Powerful Force in the Global Fight Against Malnutrition

By Kathrine Madsen In a number of African countries, annual costs from the consequences of child undernourishment, can amount to as much as 17% of national GDP. Insufficient energy intake, along with vitamin and mineral deficiencies, lead to conditions such as … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Reverse Urban Gender Inequalities

By Andrew Fleming Today, 54% of the world’s population reside in cities, and collectively, these 4 billion people generate as much as 80% of global GDP. Cities are currently the most dynamic spaces of economic and social growth in the … Continue reading

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How Nigerian Businesses Can Help Save Newborn Babies

By Dalberg’s Erin Barringer, Sylvia Warren, and Ian Warthin; Olufunke Fasawe of Clinton Health Access Initiative,; USAID’s David Milestone, Joseph Monehin, and Nikki Tyler  Each year, over 250,000 newborns die in Nigeria within their first 28 days of life – … Continue reading

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Driving demand for chlorhexidine: Introducing a human-centered design toolkit

By Nikki Tyler. First published on Healthy Newborn Network. In 2015, 2.7 million babies died within their first 28 days of life. The first 28 days of life – termed the neonatal period – is recognized as the most vulnerable time … Continue reading

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The State of the Off-Grid Appliance Market

With over two billion people worldwide lacking access to reliable electricity, the global off-grid appliance market is critical for increasing access to electricity and services. In particular, renewable energy technologies like the fast-growing solar portable lamps and solar home systems are helping to bridge the gap. The markets for renewable/hybrid … Continue reading

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