The U.S. Government Engagement in Global Health: A Primer

Attention to global health by governments, policymakers, media, business leaders, and other institutions has increased markedly in recent decades. Since 2000, donor funding to address health challenges in low- and middle-income countries has grown substantially, new institutions and global goals have been established, and a burgeoning community of stakeholders has emerged around global health. The […]

Turning U.N. Development Goals Into Reality

The Sustainable Development Goals are indeed ambitious, as they go beyond Band-Aid solutions to eradicate — not just reduce — extreme poverty and hunger. But turning the goals into reality requires a fundamental change of approach on how resources are shared, in good economic times and bad. By next year, the wealth of the richest […]

The Most Important Thing, and It’s Almost a Secret

We journalists are a bit like vultures, feasting on war, scandal and disaster. Turn on the news, and you see Syrian refugees, Volkswagen corruption, dysfunctional government. Yet that reflects a selection bias in how we report the news: We cover planes that crash, not planes that take off. Indeed, maybe the most important thing happening […]