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

Scant improvement on TB underscores need for urgent actions, say campaigners
19 Sep 2018

Many TB stakeholders' key asks have made it in the final draft of the political declaration for the high-level meeting next week, but the sluggish numbers in WHO's latest TB report and low attendance from heads of states are putting a damper on stakeholders' spirits.

6 conversations you missed at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN
14 Sep 2018

More than 1,000 participants from 43 countries gathered for the event in Hanoi, Vietnam, this week. From innovative financing for malaria to a first-time focus on sexual harassment in the workplace, here are a few things you might have missed from the three-day summit.

Asia-Pacific turns to innovative finance to stamp out malaria
13 Sep 2018

Sustaining interest to reach malaria elimination is an increasing challenge within countries and from external donors in Asia-Pacific. Stakeholders are turning to different approaches to fill the gap.

Are ASEAN youth interested in working in the social sectors?
12 Sep 2018

Yes, but a new WEF survey reveals disparities between countries.

Who's who in #globaldev: August 2018 appointments
27 Aug 2018

Chile's two-time president is taking over a critical role at the United Nations.

Cities and NCDs: In Melbourne, a challenge to ride for health
21 Aug 2018

Would you ride for the environment and for your health for a free movie ticket? As part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Partnership for Healthy Cities, the government is working with app developers to encourage local residents and city workers to become more physically active.

The divisive issue stalling both NCD, TB negotiations
17 Aug 2018

The U.N. high-level meetings on tuberculosis and noncommunicable diseases take place next month, but member states are still at the negotiation table. At stake is language that would allow governments to override patents for medicines in the name of public health.

ADB chief talks China, climate finance, internal matters
8 Aug 2018

President Takehiko Nakao shares with Devex what the Asian Development Bank aims to accomplish under its new strategy, and the internal changes he aims to pursue to align the bank with its goals.

At AIDS 2018, a strong push for HIV self-testing. But is everyone on board?
2 Aug 2018

HIV self-testing received an additional boost at the just-concluded AIDS 2018 conference in Amsterdam. With the traditional approach to testing having attained its "limits," especially in reaching high-risk populations, experts and advocates argue backing self-testing is worth the level of investment.

Who's who in #globaldev: July 2018 appointments
30 Jul 2018

In the next few months, Melinda Gates and Jack Ma will be joining forces to strengthen international cooperation in the digital space.