Health and Nutrition

The political, social, and economic health of a nation and the health of its individual people are inextricably linked. Only with citizens of able body and mind can a country hope to build a vibrant, inclusive, and equitable economy and raise living standards. From product innovation to big data analysis to strengthening community health systems, Dalberg works with governments, donors, the private sector, and NGOs to achieve positive outcomes in global health and nutrition in the world’s most underserved regions. 

Tackling the Silent Epidemic of Cancer in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Nour Sharara is a Senior Consultant in Dalberg's Dakar office, and worked as part of a team to develop The Global Oncology Map while at Harvard. 

Developing the Field of Planetary Health

We worked with the Rockefeller Foundation to develop a new approach to addressing global human health challenges by understanding the underlying environmental foundations for health. We then identified specific entry points for investment. This new approach - Planetary Health - seeks to uncover new solutions to entrenched as well as emerging health challenges in developed and developing countries.

Furthering Sleeping Sickness Control Efforts

We worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to re-evaluate its strategy to further sleeping sickness (Human African Trypanosomiasis, TB gambiense) control efforts, and determine the potential of a push to disease elimination.

Driving Demand for Chlorhexidine Toolkit

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 for a child’s survival. But there’s hope – because of a number of effective interventions and programs, the number of neonatal deaths has decreased over 40% since 1990. How can we continue, and accelerate progress, in reducing such neonatal deaths?

Prototyping Market Entry Strategies in Global Health

We worked with a large global health organization to prototype market entry strategies for two product innovations, one in reproductive health and the other a tablet-based application for labor and delivery across multiple markets in East Africa and Asia.

Why Human-Centered Design is Critical to Preparing for Global Health Epidemics

With the announcement of a viable Ebola vaccine coming almost three years after the Ebola outbreak began, questions around how prepared we are to fight future pandemics remain unanswered. The vaccine stands out as one of the only concrete advancements made towards preventing future Ebola outbreaks. Globally, too little has been done to learn from the crisis and improve responses to future health emergencies. The underwhelming reaction to the Zika virus only confirms fears that we still aren’t adequately prepared for the next global health crisis.

Supporting the Launch of Global Health Innovations

We produced a report, toolkit and workbook to help innovators and practitioners think through, plan and execute scalable and successful global health innovations from bench to bedside. Accompanying examples provide context and demonstrate ideas in practice.

Identifying Talent to Lead Gavi's Immunization Programs in Asia

We worked with Gavi to deploy experienced global public health managers to support their Expanded Programs on Immunization in several countries across Asia. We recruited managers who integrate strategic analysis with technical expertise to provide game-changing insights, and provided these managers with strategic oversight over a two-year period.