Jenny Lei Ravelo


Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.

Latest Articles

Invest in youth, not another big institution, says Mark Dybul
15 Jun 2018

Today's health interventions are far from ideal, and most of the time don't take into account all of patients' needs. But creating another big institution is not going to solve the problem, says the former executive director of the Global Fund.

Tedros talks Ebola, neglected CAR
13 Jun 2018

In his latest trip to Africa, WHO's director-general underscored efforts underway to contain the Ebola outbreak in DRC, but also the international community's neglect of neighboring CAR.

Who's who in #globaldev: May 2018 appointments
11 Jun 2018

Former high-ranking U.S. officials are taking on new roles in the public and private sector.

Cities and NCDs: In Santo Domingo, cars cause more than congestion
8 Jun 2018

The Dominican Republic's capital sees much of its 2 million inhabitants relying on private vehicles to get around, placing many people at risk of noncommunicable diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases.

Deal slashes drug price of 3 in 1 pill for people living with HIV
8 Jun 2018

The pill, which helps combat tuberculosis for those with weakened immune systems, will be available to all public-sector purchasers in low- and middle-income countries.

What you need to know about the 71st WHA
29 May 2018

The 71st World Health Assembly was all about capitalizing on political commitments and finding new ways to collaborate.

Top lessons in engaging funders
28 May 2018

BagoSphere's success story provides an important lesson for innovative startups looking to support developing countries. CEO Zhihan Lee shares his insights and includes 10 key questions to ask funders.

Q&A: Sally Davies on the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance
25 May 2018

The United Kingdom's chief medical officer tells Devex we don't even know the size of the problem.

Politics and health clash as Taiwan's bid for observer status falls at WHA
22 May 2018

Efforts to tackle Taiwan’s membership of the World Health Assembly collapsed on Monday after objections from China.

World Health Assembly kicks off with focus on health workers, universal coverage
21 May 2018

The 71st World Health Assembly kicked off Monday with the Ebola outbreak in DRC and universal health coverage in the spotlight — but it was a call to better support interns at the U.N. health agency that drew the loudest applause during the opening speeches in Geneva.