We had a number of blogs about Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and global development goals on HealthSpace.Asia earlier, Raoul and Renzo provided a good description of the issue earlier last year. I also shared some of the progress …Continue
Added by Piya Hanvoravongchai on July 27, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
Not sure if you have seen this report but the UNDG Asia-Pacific Social Protection Issues Brief has interesting contents and useful stats on…Continue
Added by Piya Hanvoravongchai on July 3, 2014 at 10:02am — No Comments
If you missed it (like me) the IHP Newsletter recommends two nice blog posts from the Health Systems in Asia Conference in Singapore this month.
- first one is by Maryam Bigdeli of the AHPSR on Health Systems Research from Beijing to Cape Town via Singapore…Continue
Added by Piya Hanvoravongchai on December 20, 2013 at 9:50pm — No Comments
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are approaching its target date at the end of 2015. The UN website tracks down the progress and reports the achievements and the gaps of each country to fulfill these goals. In HealthSpace.Asia previously, there was a report of how Asian regional…Continue
Added by Piya Hanvoravongchai on November 10, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
* updated with link to second round application - Deadline 16 October 2013*
This e-learning course by the World Bank Institute (WBI) may be of interest to many HealthSpace.Asia members. The WBI will offer four rounds of this course until April next year and it is free to attend.
The first round…Continue
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