Women admitted to the maternity ward at Roi Baudoin hospital in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, are counselled by a staff member on 3 March 2010, after having been detained at the hospital for non-payment of medical fees. Photo: AFP/Getty.
Research paper

Hospital Detentions for Non-payment of Fees: A Denial of Rights and Dignity

6 December 2017
A new paper assesses the prevalence of medical detentions globally, the health and human rights impacts, and policy options to reduce and eradicate the practice.
A soldier during inspections for signs of fever, one of the symptoms of Ebola, at a checkpoint in Nikabo, a village in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on 27 August 2014. Photo: Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.
Research paper

Sierra Leone’s Response to the Ebola Outbreak: Management Strategies and Key Responder Experiences

31 March 2017
Drawing on interviews with key Sierra Leonean and international responders, this paper helps shed light on the challenges that affected Sierra Leone's response to the Ebola outbreak.
High-level complex of physiologically active antibiotic substance extracted from blastema at the Arctic Innovation Center (AIC) of Ammosov, North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) in Yakutsk.Photo: Yuri Smityuk/ITAR-TASS Photo/Corbis.
Chatham House Report

Towards a New Global Business Model for Antibiotics: Delinking Revenues from Sales

9 October 2015
Revenues for pharmaceutical companies need to be delinked from sales of antibiotics to avoid their over-use and avert a public health crisis, according to a new report.
A Pakistani health worker gives polio vaccines to children in the suburbs of Lahore, Pakistan, February 2015. Photo: Associated Press.
Research paper

Rethinking the Global Health System

23 September 2015
A new paper identifies priority areas for reform as the global health architecture confronts emerging challenges in the post-2015 era.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the Ebola crisis in a meeting during the IMF-World Bank annual meetings in Washington October 9, 2014. Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Corbis.
Research paper

Analysing Proposals for Reform of the Global Health Architecture

28 July 2015
The global health architecture has contributed significantly to progress towards the Millennium Development Goals over the past decade. As the target date approaches for adoption of the new Sustainable Development Goals, this paper suggests that reconfiguration of the architecture is necessary if it is to be fit to address the challenges of the post-2015 period.
The World Today

A jab against superstition

12 June 2015
On Immunity – an InoculationEula Biss Fitzcarraldo Editions, £12.99
Photo: Kul Bhatia/Getty Images.
Research paper

Reviewing Interventions for Healthy and Sustainable Diets

29 May 2015
Human obesity has reached pandemic proportions, the environmental impacts of food production are unsustainable and the costs are increasingly being borne by low- and middle-income countries where poor nutrition and overconsumption is rising. A new paper considers the global policy options for encouraging healthy and sustainable diets.
Photo: Jacob Silberberg/Getty Images.
Research paper

Overcoming Barriers to Data Sharing in Public Health: A Global Perspective

17 April 2015
Political, economic and legal obstacles to data sharing in public health will be the most challenging to overcome.
Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images.
Research paper

Data Sharing for Public Health: Key Lessons from Other Sectors

17 April 2015
This paper examines the experiences of data sharing within sectors outside of public health to identify fresh perspectives on how to resolve the data sharing challenges confronting the public health community.
The World Today

Ebola

5 December 2014
Other diseases are at risk of being overlooked
A lab technican works with pathogen samples as part of research into dangerous animal pathogens in the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative Lab in Yaounde, Cameroon, July 28, 2011. Photo by Brent Stirton / Getty Images.
Research paper

Safe and Secure Biomaterials: A Risk-Based Alternative Approach

15 July 2014
It is unclear whether it is imperative for global health protection that all countries reach the laboratory safety standards demanded in the most developed countries, and it is doubtful that such an approach is sustainable. According to this research paper, sufficient biosafety and biosecurity levels can be reached with a more context-sensitive risk-based approach and a smarter use of existing resources.
What’s the World Health Organization For?
Chatham House Report

What’s the World Health Organization For?

21 May 2014
In the final report from Chatham House's Working Group on Health Governance, Charles Clift offers recommendations for serious reform of the WHO's core functionality, governance and financing. 
Shared Responsibilities for Health: A Coherent Global Framework for Health Financing
Chatham House Report

Shared Responsibilities for Health: A Coherent Global Framework for Health Financing

21 May 2014
Strengthening domestic financing of national health systems.
The Tambaram facility 5 November 2002 at the Government Hospital of Thoracic Medicine, Tamil Nadu, India. The facility has just announced a tie-up with the Atlanta based Center for Disease Control (CDC) for a sharing of human and medical data and infrastr
Research paper

Perspectives on Data Sharing in Disease Surveillance

1 April 2014
Shared Responsibilities for Health: A Coherent Global Framework for Health Financing
Other resource

Fiscal Space for Domestic Funding of Health and Other Social Services

1 March 2014
Other resource

Financing Global Health Through a Global Fund for Health?

1 February 2014
New Business Models for Sustainable Antibiotics
Working Group Paper

New Business Models for Sustainable Antibiotics

1 February 2014
Shared Responsibilities for Health: A Coherent Global Framework for Health Financing
Working Group Paper

Development Assistance for Health: Quantitative Allocation Criteria and Contribution Norms

1 February 2014
Tackling antibiotic resistance
Chatham House Briefing

Tackling Antibiotic Resistance for Greater Global Health Security

1 October 2013
Other resource

Antimicrobial Resistance: Incentivizing Change towards a Global Solution

1 October 2013

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