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Arab Spring or More of the Same? Participatory Governance in Tunisia

Tunisia’s revolution is often cited as the first in the series of regional uprisings known as the "Arab Spring". Dissatisfaction with public services, oppressed civic engagement and structural inequalities served as the catalyst for a wave of civil protests and violent clashes throughout Tunisia. And with little opportunity to voice their discontent, Tunisians took to […]

ThinkWell’s CEO Speaks at Africa Forum on Universal Health Coverage

Yogesh Rajkotia, ThinkWell’s Founder and CEO, spoke at the 2014 Africa Forum on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in December in Addis Ababa. The event was hosted by the Korean International Cooperation Agency. Over 90 countries have endorsed the United Nations resolution on UHC. Dr. Rajkotia’s presentation discussed health financing trends that have emerged from countries’ drive […]

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 […]

International Women’s Day 2015 — A Call to Action for Maternal Mortality

A woman’s risk of death during pregnancy, over a lifetime, in Sub-Saharan Africa is 47 times higher than it is for me, a woman from the United States.1 Millennium Development Goal 5"”reduce maternal mortality by 75% from 1990 to 2015"”is stalled. It is a goal that the development community pays lip service to, but maternal […]

12.12.14 is Universal Health Coverage Day

The United Nations has endorsed the first ever universal health coverage (UHC) day (http://www.universalhealthcoverageday.org/en/) on December 12th. ThinkWell believes strongly in UHC and is engaged in various research and implementation projects to support countries who are working toward UHC. Funded by the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (WHO EMRO), ThinkWell conducted research and analysis to identify bottlenecks […]

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