Laurie Garrett and El'Haum Alavian discuss the challenge, for the world's richest nations, of assisting emerging economies in their transition to self-reliance in obtaining public goods, and finding solutions that guarantee equitable access to health for the entire family of nations.
This Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation report explains the rise in development assistance for health globally and provides a comprehensive picture of the amount of health funding flowing to developing countries.
In this issue of Food Outlook, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reports on global supply and demand balances, and warns against further supply shocks as prices continue to rise.
This roundtable is part of the Global Health Governance Roundtable Series sponsored by the International Institutions and Global Governance program and made possible by the generous support of the Robina Foundation.
Profound changes in lifestyle, diets, and access to health care are taking place across the developing world. Higher income is commonly considered to lead to improved health, yet it also leads to increased incidence of noncommunicable diseases. In developing countries, these often affect working adults more than in developed nations. In this meeting, health experts offer analysis and recommendations regarding these trends.
Authors: Klaus von Grebmer, Marie T. Ruel, and Purnima Menon
As the world approaches the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals--which include a goal of reducing the proportion of hungry people by half--the 2010 Global Hunger Index offers a useful multidimensional overview of global hunger.
Speakers: David Beers, Peter S. Heller, and Michael W. Hodin Presider: Michael Waldholz
Experts discuss the effect of global aging on public policy and investor communities in relation to predicated health and social costs, as part of CFR's Corporate Program and the Roundtable Series on Aging Populations.
Speakers: T. Charles Cooper, Robert C. Orr, and Samuel A. Worthington Presider: Gail D. Fosler
Experts discuss the role of the UN Millennium Development Goals as a framework for new government development policy, the importance of increasing aid funding transparency with developing nations, and the impact of the financial crisis on the developing world.
This Working Paper, sponsored by CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance program, examines the complicated landscape of global health governance, assesses the capabilities of existing institutions, and recommends more effective strategies for policy implementation.
The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel was adopted on May 21, 2010. The Code "aims to establish and promote voluntary principles and practices for the ethical international recruitment of health personnel and to facilitate the strengthening of health systems."
Explore the global health regime with a new interactive from CFR's program on International Institutions and Global Governance.
CFR Experts Guide
The Council on Foreign Relations' David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's "think tank"—is home to more than seventy full-time, adjunct, and visiting scholars and practitioners (called "fellows"). Their expertise covers the world's major regions as well as the critical issues shaping today's global agenda. Download the printable CFR Experts Guide.