New African: The right to health belongs to everyone

Ian MatthewsArticle, News, News Around Global Health

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS and Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) wrote a guest column for New African where they discuss how “[g]ood health is vital not only for personal wellbeing but also for any country’s economic development.” They write, “How do we ensure that the continent’s incredible source of human energy and capital drives future growth, well-being … Read More

Ian MatthewsNew African: The right to health belongs to everyone

Quiz: UHC

Ian MatthewsArticle, News, Quiz

Whaddya know about universal health coverage (UHC)? Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 6 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Information Preceding the upcoming United Nations General Assembly, a high-level meeting on universal health coverage (UHC) is scheduled, titled ‘Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World’.  This reflects a general worldwide movement towards UHC, ... Read More
Ian MatthewsQuiz: UHC

Malaria Prevention Community Outreach

Ian MatthewsArticle

“One of our major problems in this community are mosquitoes, I hope they will stop tormenting us after this program,” said Abiola from Ikate. This was just one response to a recent malaria community outreach program carried out by Access Bank in partnership with The Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA), HACEY Health Initiative and the OVL Foundation in … Read More

Ian MatthewsMalaria Prevention Community Outreach

Algeria Declared Malaria-Free: Lessons Learned from Algeria Malaria Elimination

Ian MatthewsArticle

By Ochuko Keyamo-Onyige, Country Manager, Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA), Nigeria On 22nd May the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Algeria and Argentina malaria-free, bringing to 38 the number of countries now officially rid of the disease. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted malaria transmission for at least three consecutive years within its borders. … Read More

Ian MatthewsAlgeria Declared Malaria-Free: Lessons Learned from Algeria Malaria Elimination

Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa: Innovative Financing

Ian MatthewsArticle

This is the second article in a planned series which will review the findings of the recently-released Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa report. The report provides an overview of the state of African health and health systems, with the aim of guiding investments and shaping narratives around health in Africa. This article offers insight into the status of, and … Read More

Ian MatthewsHealthcare and Economic Growth in Africa: Innovative Financing

Women Deliver 2019 Highlights Growing Potential of Cross-Sector Health Partnerships

Ian MatthewsArticle

The Women Deliver 2019 Conference, the world’s largest conference on gender equality in the 21st century, took place earlier this month in Vancouver, Canada. Over 8,000 attendees from more than 160 countries came together to advocate, share new knowledge and brainstorm solutions for the health, rights and well-being of girls and women.  Of the attendees, more than 1,000 were private … Read More

Ian MatthewsWomen Deliver 2019 Highlights Growing Potential of Cross-Sector Health Partnerships

Innovative Development Impact Bond Partnership for Increasing Breast Cancer Care Survival in India

Ian MatthewsArticle

Opportunity for diagnostic & device companies and other parties to join a life-saving initiative By Pam Bolton, Head of Partnerships, Tech Care for All Leading impact investor KOIS is seeking companies, foundations, impact investors, and bi- and multi-lateral agencies to join a bold new initiative to transform India’s cancer care through innovative finance. This effort exemplifies the range of novel … Read More

Ian MatthewsInnovative Development Impact Bond Partnership for Increasing Breast Cancer Care Survival in India

Digital health today: starring roles for telemedicine

Ian MatthewsArticle

Telemedicine tech is improving the lives of patients and healthcare providers—especially where needs are most acute Digital health innovation offers a unique opportunity to improve healthcare delivery in places where resources are scarce. In communities around the world with limited medical infrastructure, digital technologies can significantly improve access, efficiency and decision-making, making life better for patients and healthcare workers alike. … Read More

Ian MatthewsDigital health today: starring roles for telemedicine

Digital health in LMICs—finding opportunities for a double bottom line

Ian MatthewsArticle

By Skye Gilbert, Executive Director, Digital Square at PATH “So you want private capital to invest in a suite of interchangeable, interoperable digital health products for low middle-income country markets, but your problem statement is ‘context-specific’, your product is ‘multi-faceted’ and your market size is ‘unquantified’.” My brilliant friend, a former hedge fund partner now doing a startup, is trying … Read More

Ian MatthewsDigital health in LMICs—finding opportunities for a double bottom line

Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs

Ian MatthewsArticle

The Community Health Academy’s first leadership course brings together learners from 155 countries to advance community health programs worldwide   Studies how that training high-performing community health workers (CHWs) can save more than three million lives annually, when integrated into the primary health care system. Unfortunately, many community health worker programs are plagued by ineffective training and support, and fail … Read More

Ian MatthewsStrengthening Community Health Worker Programs