A new paper focuses on constraints to growth among private health firms in Ghana and Kenya.
I spoke with lead author Nicholas Burger, an economist at the nonprofit RAND Corporation, about the study’s findings: What hinders growth and how expanded engagement between the public and private health sectors could strengthen health care in Africa.
“It’s time for a development professional to lead the world’s largest development agency.”
That was President Barack Obama introducing Dr. Jim Yong Kim as the (likely) next president of the World Bank on Friday. As president of Dartmouth University, co-founder of Partners in Health (PIH) with Paul Farmer and a former director of the Department of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organization, Kim - not an economist or banker but an anthropologist and doctor - does break the mold as next the World Bank leader.
Today is World Malaria Day 2011. NextBillion video partner ViewChange is highlighting several films today that shine a light on successful anti-malaria enterprises, including NetMark, a public-private partnership dedicated to reducing malaria by harnessing the power of commercial markets to distribute insecticide-treated bed-nets (ITNs).
From recycled MP3 players given new life as educational tools to creating health centers at truck stops, to employing women with HIV as craftspeople, one highlight highlight of year’s Unite For Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference was attending social enterprise pitches - ideas in the early implementation or brainstorming stages.