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Ghost Workers Aren’t Spooky—They’re Expensive

The Democratic Republic of the Congo found $2 million in savings when they used data to uncover absent health workers.

Community Health Workers: Forgotten No More

A new global campaign is pushing for salaries, benefits, and formal employment for these crucial health workers.

Global Health Is an Investment We Can’t Afford to Pass Up

As a career physician, I've seen modern medicine rescue people from the brink of death. But major gaps remain.

The Future of Health Financing

We’re working toward universal health coverage and unprecedented options for health care worldwide. But how will we afford it?

A Global Health Memo to the Next US President

It’s time for a new generation of aid, one that reflects the complexity of the disparate but intertwined challenges before us.

Can the World's Expanding Health Sector Heal Our Economies?

The health sector will likely become the largest source of job creation worldwide for the next decade.

Six Reasons Ministries of Finance Should Invest in Health Workers

Last week's talks in Ethiopia resulted in a powerful new advocacy tool: the Addis Ababa Call to Action on financing the health workforce.