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In Kenya, Overcoming Drug Fears to Expand Access to Palliative Care

April 20, 2016 | by Zipporah Ali

The UN’s global drug policy debate is a crucial chance to ensure the need for palliative care demand is met in Kenya and beyond.

Grantee Spotlight

Brazil Can Fight the Zika Virus with Better Public Policy

April 6, 2016 | by Elisa Leilani Slattery

Instead of telling women not to get pregnant, Brazil should be implementing supports for them.

Health Funders and Grantees: Who Sets the Agenda?

April 5, 2016 | by Jonathan Cohen

Frontline NGOs may not measure their impact in terms of infections averted or treated—yet they have become essential to donors who do.

A Push for Balanced Drug Policy Is Transforming Pain Relief in India

March 31, 2016 | by Naomi Burke-Shyne

Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, founder of Pallium India, is working state by state with health care professionals to make palliative care more pervasive.

Grantee Spotlight

Vancouver Has Pioneered a People-First Approach to Drug Issues

March 15, 2016 | by Sarah Evans

At the city’s Insite facility, people who use drugs can self-inject in a safe, supervised environment using clean equipment.

Could the “Ithaca Plan” Become a Model for Harm Reduction in America?

March 3, 2016 | by Matthew Wilson

The small city of Ithaca, New York, just launched one of the most innovative approaches to drug use anywhere in the United States.

Kyrgyzstan’s Long Fight for Generic Drugs Is Finally Paying Off

February 17, 2016 | by Aibek Mukambetov

With more affordable medicines, pervasive illnesses like hepatitis C can be treated more widely.

Hope for Improving Health Outcomes for Vulnerable Populations

February 9, 2016 | by Kellen Russionello

A new program in California could vastly improve both health and criminal justice outcomes for the state’s most vulnerable populations.

For Funders, a Responsible Exit Is an Elusive Ideal

February 8, 2016 | by Jonathan Cohen

How do foundations decide when a grantee can survive without them?

Grantee Spotlight

Women Speak Up Against an Archaic Abortion Law in Northern Ireland

January 27, 2016 | by Kellie O’Dowd

Why is it still illegal to take a pill the World Health Organization calls an essential medicine?

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