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Worried About Teen Births? Read Our Paper

Amanda Glassman - May 11, 2012

Despite declines in average fertility rates worldwide, an estimated 14 to 16 million children are born to women aged 15 to 19 each year. Over half of…

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Making Priority-Setting a Priority for Global Health

Amanda Glassman - April 23, 2012

 This is a joint post with Kate McQueston.  This is a joint post with Kate McQueston.This week the World Health Organization made dementia a priority, while Jim…

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G-8: What is the Connection Between Smallholder Farming, Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition?

Amanda Glassman - April 18, 2012

By Amanda Glassman -For some time now, the food security movement has been stating that improving the agricultural productivity of smallholder farmers improves nutritional status. Last week’s…

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Healthization of Development

Amanda Glassman - March 29, 2012

 The U.S. nominee to the World Bank presidency is attracting criticism from those worried about the “healthization” of the development field.  In Bloomberg, my colleague Arvind Subramanian…

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What Happened to Health at the G-8?

Amanda Glassman - March 22, 2012

   For many years, the G8 was a great place for global health.  In 2010, the G8 committed to US$ 5 billion for maternal, newborn and child…

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GHI 2013 and the Rise of Multilateralism

Amanda Glassman - February 16, 2012

 This is a joint post with Denizhan Duran.  This is a joint post with Denizhan Duran. The President’s budget request for 2013 is out: total money spent…

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Why a Banker is Good for the Global Fund

Amanda Glassman - January 31, 2012

For a long time, the Global Fund focused on disbursing money, and disbursing as quickly as possible. The philosophy was something like: move the money and the…

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Aid Cuts to Middle-Income Countries Worsen Global Poverty and Ill-Health

Amanda Glassman - January 10, 2012

By Amanda Glassman -This is a joint post with Andy Sumner, and it originally appeared on The Guardian’s Poverty Matters Blog. What do the EU, the Global…

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“Stunning Progress” but OOPs! in Afghanistan

Amanda Glassman - December 23, 2011

Today NPR reports on the “stunning progress” made on health in Afghanistan. A USAID-funded survey conducted in 2010 –excluding parts of the high conflict South Zone- finds…

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Global Health: Separating the Good from the Bad on HPV

Amanda Glassman - December 8, 2011

   This week AP reports that former U.S. President George Bush has launched the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon project in Zambia. The project will expand the availability of…