Staff at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and J.P. Morgan said they hope the Global Health Investment Fund will demonstrate that it is possible to generate social impact, reduce costs to health care systems and deliver financial returns to investors at the same time.
The next director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, will have his work cut out for him when he takes the helm. Government, business and civil society leaders have been weighing in on what the priorities of the next director-general should be. Here's a look at their recommendations.
Devex looks at how the incoming director-general of the World Health Organization plans to address the aid agency's budget troubles.
Simplifying the community health workers toolkit can save time and money. International Rescue Committee Health Technical Advisor Alison Wittcoff explains.
International Women's Health Coalition Advocacy and Policy Director Shannon Kowalski puts forth four steps the World Health Organization's newest leader can take to make progress on women's health.
The former minister of health of Ethiopia was elected as the new leader of the U.N. global health body by the World Health Assembly on Tuesday.
In many ways, implementation is a science like any other. Global Health Corps Senior Director for Advocacy and Communications Jess Mack outlines the three traits of successful implementation scientists.
Giving her last speech as WHO director-general, Margaret Chan tells the 70th World Health Assembly that though the organization may "falter," it never gives up.
More than 200 experts are calling on the next World Health Ogranization director-general to tackle the global crisis of factory farming. Two Harvard students explain why.
The World Health Organization is preparing to hold its first ever election to fill the post of director-general. With politicking still going on in earnest behind the scenes, the race is still anyone's to win. Devex lays out what we know so far about the candidates' prospects — and the challenges the eventual winner will face.
A new industry alliance has been formed to accelerate progress towards curbing the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance which could see millions of people dying from common infections.
Trump expands the "global gag rule" to $8.8 billion in health funding, Yemen’s weary capital faces cholera, and the Philippines turns an angry shoulder on European aid. This week in development news.
Treating cardiovascular disease is one of the biggest, fastest-growing burdens on national health care programs, prompting the World Health Organization to create a global action plan for the prevention and control of diseases that calls for a 25 percent reduction in premature mortality from cardiovascular disease. Devex looks at key strategies that governments and policymakers can use to improve cardiovascular outcomes, including the best practice policies that governments can adopt to lower heart disease among their populations, and also where policy gaps remain.
At the launch of the World Health Organization's new country cooperation strategy with the Philippines in the city of Davao in Mindanao, a question emerged: Should the WHO shift its focus and boost its presence more locally?
The State Department announced Monday a revised and rebranded policy on reproductive health — "Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance" — which will affect all foreign NGOs.
Governments and the private sector can work together to strengthen global nutrition. CSIS Strategic Adviser on Food Security and Global Panel on Agriculture, Food Systems and Nutrition member Emmy Simmons explains.
Steve Davis, president and chief executive officer of nonprofit organization PATH, talks to Devex about how to yield positive outcomes from global health projects, and shares his top tips for success.
When it comes to tackling global health issues, collaboration around financing could be the key to making progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. Devex spoke to key stakeholders at the G-20's global health innovation meeting last month to ask how that collaboration can be achieved.