In the Project Syndicate this week, Joseph Stiglitz, a nobel laureate in economics and former World Bank chief economist, argued that it is now a big opportunity to adopt a new approach to drug research financing. As we all know, the prices of new drugs…Continue
The New England Journal of Medicine this week (March 15, 2012) published the Shattuck Lecture by Prof. Harvey Fineberg, the current president of the US Institute of Medicine and the former Provost of Harvard University and the former Dean of Harvard School of Public Health. His…Continue
Added by Piya Hanvoravongchai on December 20, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The Hindu just published an interesting article from Prof. Zachariah about medical education reform in India. In his opinion, Indian medical schools currently focus mainly on quality, or “uniform standards” with emphasis on tertiary care. Prof. Zachariah argues that medical education must…Continue
New article in Social Science & Medicine Journal sparks debates on breast milk substitutes and the decline in breastfeeding in the Philippines.
The article entitled "Is unimpeded marketing for breast milk substitutes responsible for the decline in breastfeeding in the Philippines?" presented the findings from household survey and focus group discussions in 2007.
Added by Piya Hanvoravongchai on October 31, 2011 at 4:16pm — No Comments
There have been at least 5 Lancet Series with specific geographical focus on Asia. These include the China series in 2008 (Health Systems Reform in China) and 2010 (China's Health Reform Revisited) folowed by the India series (…Continue
If you haven't been to Google Public Data Explorer, I recommend you check it out. Even though the majority of what available are still US or European data, there are now more stats from developing countries via international organizations such as WB, UNDP, or IMF. This includes the Human Development Indicators and related…Continue
Added by Piya Hanvoravongchai on July 30, 2011 at 4:09pm — No Comments
Gates Foundation announced their "Reinvent the Toilet Challenge" to improve sanitation & hygiene in poorest countries. Twenty-two universities were challenged to submit proposals to create waterless and affordable toilet and 8 were selected. One of them is from Asia…Continue
Leadership & management skills are necessary public health skills that many of us are striving especially with regard to HR management. Below is an interesting read from NY Times this weekend, an interview with Tachi Yamada of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on his management style, etc. Thanks Prof. Kenji Shibuya for sharing this.
Added by Piya Hanvoravongchai on June 26, 2011 at 4:10pm — No Comments
If I ask whether you would trade your kidney for an iPad2 and perhaps another iPhone, what would you say? This news report about a 17 years old teenager in China must have left many people feeling amazed…Continue