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MDGs 4 & 5 Are Still Within Reach

Author Shan Soe-Lin is a Senior Program Officer at Results for Development Institute. Analysis from her and R4D Managing Director Robert Hecht has contributed to the discussion on Universal Health Coverage at the World Bank's Spring Meetings.

On Mobile Money: The Issue of Interoperability

R4D Program Officer Abeba TaddeseAuthor Abeba Taddese is a Program Officer at the Results for Development Institute (R4D) and contributes to the

Can Joint Learning Support Country-Level Progress towards UHC?

This post originally appeared here, on the blog of the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage.

Get to Know R4D: April Williamson

In this installment of Get to Know R4D, April Williamson talks about the many hats she wears as a Program Officer at R4D,  the satisfaction she gleans from the iterative and creative process of project implementation, and the essential role of collaboration with local partners in R4D's work. 

3 Lessons for Developing Effective Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Interventions

Today, on World Water Day 2014, diarrheal disease is the second biggest killer of children under five years of age globally. Every day approximately 2,000 mothers lose a child to the disease, which is primarily caused by lack of access to safe toilets and clean water.

Investing In Women: An inside look at Merck’s $3 million commitment to India’s largest maternity care franchise

(Originally posted on the NextBillion blog.)

Since launching in 2007, MerryGold Health Network has unspooled a multi-tiered network of nearly 450 clinics and hospitals providing quality, comprehensive maternal health services in 35 districts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, two of India’s most populous northern states – and among its poorest.

Get to Know R4D: Sasha Frankel

In this installment of Get to Know R4D, we talk to Senior Program Associate Sasha Frankel about her work on an evidence-based approach to expanding access to quality healthcare in Ghana and her perspective on what makes R4D a great place to work.

Exploring early adopters of mobile money for health

By Marilyn Heymann (Reposted from CHMI

Mobile money (payments through phones, usually via SMS) is rapidly becoming a powerful mechanism to extend financial services to the unbanked in low and middle income countries. 

Integrating the Primary Health Care (PHC) and Universal Health Care (UHC) movements – the Time Is Now!

By Shan Soe-Lin, Marilyn Heymann and Marty Makinen

Health 2015: A conversation with Davidson Gwatkin on Progressive Universalism

Not all pathways to universal health coverage are created equal.