Picture of sign saying "Attention Ebola! Ne Touchons Jamais Ne Manipulons Jamais"

Finding a cure for Ebola

The lessons of Ebola: first, set sensible cost-effectiveness thresholds for investments in global health, and so increase our willingness to invest; second, make an Advance Market Commitment to accelerate the development of new vaccines, for Ebola and for other neglected diseases. Read the full post »
Boy with smallpox on his face

Is aid a waste of money?

If you add up all the aid that all OECD countries have given since they started counting it in 1960, and then assume that the only thing that this aid has achieved was the eradication of smallpox, then the whole thing would still be a bargain, costing less than half what the UK National Health Service spends on average to save a life. Read the full post »
A stethescope and some 100 euro notes

More health for the money

Here is a nice video by my CGD colleagues about our new report on value for money at the Global Fund. Read the full post »
The logo of the Global Fund

Be the generation [Global Fund Edition]

The moment is "right now" according to Charlize Theron (really). And it has been for many years ....

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Nine month old Emabet is about to receive her measles vaccination, in Ethiopia's Merawi province

Malaria vaccine setback: what can we learn?

There has been bad news about the effectiveness of the leading candidate for a malaria vaccine. Has the time has come for donors to make an Advance Market Commitment? Read the full post »
Lives on the Line

The accident of birth – London edition

This map shows the life expectancy at birth of those living around each London Underground, London Overground and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station and 2) the rank of each London ward on the spectrum of Income Deprivation Affecting Children … Go to www.owen.org to read the rest

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