Here’s a difficult question: “Why is it that we can buy Coca-Cola beverages virtually anywhere when basic health products like oral rehydration therapy or condoms are unavailable in many of those same places?” “Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult”, as Simon Foster might say.
A couple of weeks ago Jeffrey Sachs wrote an opinion piece in the Guardian: ‘Western politicians are dire, but we mustn’t despise government’. There’s no denying Sachs is a persuasive writer, but in this case he writes himself into a corner. The examples he marshals together as evidence for why we should despise governments are so compelling [...]
UK aid (aka the UK Department for International Development) has just published its Report Changing Lives, Delivering Results detailing how the UK Coalition government intends to spend its international development budget. What does the Report tell us about the health priorities of the Coalition government overseas?
Itching to work a post on the latest UK National Health Service reforms into a global health blog, you can imagine my delight at reading Felicity Lawrence’s exclusive in the Guardian newspaper last weekend. McDonald’s and PepsiCo to help write UK health policy announced the Guardian: finally, I thought, food and drinks manufacturers whose products [...]