The more global citizens there are, and the more active they are, the more progress the world will make. Gates Annual Letter 2015
The 2015 Bill and Melinda Gates annual letter calls on us to be global citizens in achieving a big bet: “the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history”.
IDEAS is working to find out how much effort needs to be put into a health programme in order to achieve a specified coverage of health indicators. Ultimately this could enable health policy makers to target their funds more productively toward scale–up of these programmes and their innovations.
One of the most exciting aspects of my research is that it challenges my assumptions in the most unexpected ways. I had a good taste of that recently while researching whether private hospitals in Uttar Pradesh State in India, collect data on maternal and newborn health and what the barriers and enablers to sharing these data with the public sector were.