Global health partnerships are a bit of a mystery, even to people like me who spend too much of their time studying them. Some partnerships – notably the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria – have a high profile. There are various reasons for this: the type of health issue (AIDS is highly [...]
I’m not one of these people who thinks that money talks – at least not always. Sure, it gets you a seat at the table; it opens doors; and it will get you that front row seat at the Olympics next year. But, but, but, fundamentally I don’t believe that the state of the world’s [...]
I recently had the opportunity to review a paper on mutual accountability for a special edition of a well-known global health journal. It was a difficult paper to review and I’ve been reflecting on why I found it difficult. Part of the problem (all of the problem some might say!) is my own ignorance: I’ve [...]
On June 2, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution establishing a new UN Agency for Women. As the Lancet reported last week, experts have welcomed this move with enthusiasm. But are there lessons to learn from history about starting a new UN body focused on advocacy and coordination within the UN?
Back in November (see below), I blogged about what the G20 might mean for health, and argued that drawing any substantive conclusions then was premature. The issue of the G20 in health was taken up in a big way by the new Global Health Security Centre at Chatham House which organized a one day conference [...]
IHP+ Results – the consortium currently evaluating the International Health Partnership plus related initiatives (IHP+) has just published its 2010 update. We had already been primed that something was amiss in an intriguing commentary in the Lancet – IHP+: little progress in accountability or just little progress? – by the IHP+ Results’ Advisory Board, where [...]