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Getting to Know our Team in Indonesia

06 April 2021

Article by Leah Breen

Across the world, ThinkWell staff are moving the needle on improving health and well-being around the globe. We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to some of our team in Indonesia. Nadhila Adani, Data Management Analyst What do you view as the greatest challenge to improving health in Indonesia? Remote areas are hard […]

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Improving Access to High Quality Family Planning by Putting the “Universal” into “UHC Schemes”

24 March 2021

This post originally appeared on Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters here. Written by Matt Boxshall, Anooj Pattnaik, and Nirmala Ravishankar The global FP community recently gathered under the banner “UHC: not without FP.” A virtual plenary of the International Conference of Family Planning looked to “demonstrate why integrating FP into UHC is essential to its […]

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Launching the Samya Rose Stumo Memorial Fellowship for Global Health

22 March 2021

Two years ago, we tragically lost ThinkWell analyst Samya Rose Stumo at age 24 in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. Samya was an emerging leader in global health who cared most about treating all people and patients as human beings, particularly in the context of their culture, family, and individuality. She was infectiously […]

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Reflecting on Life in the Philippines During the Pandemic

18 March 2021

Article by Leah Breen

A year after the Covid-19 crisis really took hold in the Philippines, we sat down with Technical Advisor Helena Alvior, who supports ThinkWell’s Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care project, to chat about what life has been like for her and other Filipinos over the past 12 months. How has life changed over the past year for […]

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Getting to Know our Team in Mozambique

10 March 2021

Article by Leah Breen

Across the world, ThinkWell staff are moving the needle on improving health and well-being around the globe. We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to some of our staff in Mozambique. Yara Cumbi, Program Analyst Why did you decide to join ThinkWell? Right before I came to ThinkWell in 2018 I had taken […]

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Getting to Know our Team in the Philippines

25 February 2021

Article by Leah Breen

Across the world, ThinkWell staff are moving the needle on improving health and well-being around the globe. We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to some of our staff in our offices, starting with conversations with members of our Philippines team. Maria (Marife) Eufemia Yap, Senior Technical Advisor What was your life like […]

Covid vaccine cost

How much does it cost to deliver COVID vaccine in low- and middle-income countries? $1.66 per dose

11 February 2021

Article by Laura Boonstoppel

In April 2020, COVAX was launched to help ensure that “people in all corners of the world will get access to COVID-19 vaccines once they are available, regardless of their wealth.” With around 190 participating countries, the COVAX Facility is a global risk-sharing mechanism for pooled procurement and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Through the […]

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Now’s the Time to Invest in Sustainable Immunization Financing

10 February 2021

Article by Leah Breen

What’s one of the greatest public health investments but is often underfunded? Immunization. “[Immunization] programs are a victim of their own success. The expanded program for immunization started in the 1970s around the world…and today, in most parts of the world, a lot of diseases [such as diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, and tuberculosis] aren’t […]

Bridging the Digital Divide: Early Reflections in Scaling Up Telemedicine in the Philippines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

03 February 2021

Article by Pura Angela Wee-Co

This piece originally appeared on Health Systems Governance Collaborative here Written by Bernardo II Cielo (De La Salle University), Pura Angela Wee-Co (Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care, ThinkWell), Aliyah Evangelista (Knowledge Management and Information Technology Service, Department of Health Philippines), Maria Eufemia Yap (Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care, ThinkWell), and Matt Boxshall (Strategic […]

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Rolling Out Free Family Planning in Burkina Faso is Improving Choice, But Who Will Pay?

20 January 2021

Article by Matt Boxshall

This post originally appeared on Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters La version Française est ci-dessous Despite many competing challenges, the Government of Burkina Faso continues to demonstrate its commitment to sexual and reproductive health rights. In July 2020, Burkina’s Ministry of Health (MoH) moved to improve equity and access to family planning (FP) by extending […]

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