Malia Politzer is an award-winning long-form journalist who specializes in international development, human rights issues and investigative reporting. She recently completed a fellowship from the Institute of Current World Affairs in India and Spain. For three years, she worked as a feature-writer at Mint, India’s second-largest financial newspaper, where she wrote about international development, strategic philanthropy and impact investing. She holds an M.S. journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she was a Stabile Fellow for Investigative Journalism, and a B.A. from Hampshire College.
In addition to the risk of contracting a bloodborne pathogen, health care workers suffering needle stick injuries often also face stigma — which can impact their health-seeking behavior. Devex asks a CDC adviser in Kenya why stigma is such a big problem and what can be done to combat it.
Scaling high-impact nutrition interventions is more easily said than done — stakeholders need to think strategically about ease of implementation and delivery systems well before the implementation phase, according to Richard Kohl, president and lead strategy consultant at Strategy and Scale.
We are still far from achieving the SDG to end global hunger and malnutrition by 2030. Jeremy Shoham, director of the Emergency Nutrition Network, shares key strategies for overcoming obstacles to the scaling of international nutrition programs.
Achieving true scalability and sustainability of a project is often far easier said than done and requires careful thought and planning. Experts share five tips on how to plan for scalability before the start of a project.
The issue of corruption in frontline health care service and delivery is often neglected by stakeholders. For universal health coverage to be achieved, stakeholders need to be open to having frank discussions about the drivers and potential solutions to corruption.
Taxes on unhealthy products is one of the most effective "best buys" advocated by WHO to reduce noncommunicable diseases' risk factors. Successful implementation is still a major challenge — particularly for low- and middle-income countries. Devex looks at the key hurdles and strategies for success.
While both men and women can be affected by NCDs, they have different levels of exposure and vulnerability to risk factors. Women are less likely to be diagnosed early with certain NCDs, and nearly 45 percent of 140 sampled global health organizations make no specific commitment to gender equity. Devex looks at why it’s vital that effective NCD policies take gender into account.