Kalipso Chalkidou is the director of global health policy and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. Previously, she was the director of Global Health and Development Group at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, helping governments build technical and institutional capacity for improving the value for money of their health care investment. She is interested in how local information, local expertise, and local institutions can drive scientific and legitimate health care resource allocation decisions whilst improving patient outcomes.
New research by the Center for Global Development unveils major problems with how self-procuring middle-income countries buy and access lifesaving health products. Janeen Madan Keller and Kalipso Chalkidou explain and chart a path forward.