Tag Archives: foreign aid

The Count is Wrong

So in the paper this week we have coverage of the dismal state of global vital registration data, that is, the data that governments collect on cause of death among their citizens and report to the WHO. I am more … Continue reading

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The men behind the curtain.

Monday was the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that shattered Port au Prince, Haiti. A hundred thousand people were killed, and a great deal of local healthcare infrastructure was destroyed. The scale of the crisis, in the heavily populated capital city … Continue reading

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Paying the Boatman

If you live in a country with a socialised healthcare system (I’m guessing most of my readers do), here’s something you may not know: your government does not write blank cheques for your medicine. What health interventions governments will subsidise, … Continue reading

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The West African Ebola Outbreak: Causes and Implications

The current outbreak in West Africa is estimated to have consisted of at least 2,400 cases so far, more than every other outbreak since the virus’s discovery combined. The geographic scale too, is unprecedented. Where previous outbreaks have affected at most … Continue reading

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