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The Samya Rose Stumo Memorial Initiative for Universal Quality Healthcare

Article by Yogesh Rajkotia

Samya Stumo was an emerging leader in global health. As described by her family, “Samya was passionate about revolutionizing global health, especially reducing obstacles for women. She cared most about treating all people and patients as human beings, particularly in the context of their culture, family, and individuality. Samya was infectiously vibrant, intensely curious, and […]

A photo of ThinkWell analyst Samya Stumo with her two brothers

ThinkWell Analyst Samya Stumo Among those Killed in Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

Article by Yogesh Rajkotia

We are profoundly saddened to announce that Samya Stumo, a 24-year-old analyst on our team, was among those killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Samya was on her way to Kenya and Uganda as part of her role as a health financing analyst with ThinkWell, a health policy implementation and […]

Beware of the Success Cartel: A Plea for Rational Progress in Global Health

Article by Yogesh Rajkotia

This editorial was originally published November 2018 in BMJ Global Health. By setting ambitious targets, the global health community has played a pivotal role in motivating the world to achieve remarkable improvements in health. Over 21 million additional lives were estimated to have been saved due to the accelerated progress promoted by the Millennium Development […]

International Development Doesn’t Care About Patient Privacy

Article by Yogesh Rajkotia

This editorial was published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review on March 21, 2018. In 2013, in southern Mozambique, foreign NGO workers searched for a man whom the local health facility reported as diagnosed with HIV. The workers aimed to verify that the health facility did indeed diagnose and treat him. When they could not […]

Pragmatism, Not Ideology, Must Drive Health Systems Development

Article by Yogesh Rajkotia

This editorial was published on Health Affairs Blog on March 9, 2018. For nearly two decades, donors, policy makers, and public health practitioners have lauded performance-based financing (PBF) as a solution to strengthen health services and accelerate progress toward reaching global health targets. PBF links health care provider payments to the achievement of predefined indicators […]

BBC Media Action and WHO Workshop in Dhaka to Strengthen SBCE Interventions in SRMNCAH

Article by Yogesh Rajkotia

Bangladesh, 20 Nov 2017 Consensus is growing about the importance of "social, behavioral and community engagement" (SBCE) interventions to ensure healthy lives and promoting the well-being. While biomedical interventions remain essential  for health, SBCE interventions are also important to achieve the transformative aspirations of Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy and the Sustainable Development Goals […]

How Korea is Doing Development Differently

Article by Yogesh Rajkotia

This past December, I spoke at the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare’s (KOFIH’s) 2014 International Forum on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Addis Ababa. I also had the opportunity to deliver a keynote speech at KOFIH’s 7 year anniversary celebration in Seoul in 2013. I spend a lot of time at various international conferences and knowledge […]

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