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- "The Moral Imperative toward Cost-Effectiveness in Global Health," an essay by Toby Ord for the Center for Global Development. This is based on an earlier version here that I thought was excellent. It's a moral case that isn't made often enough by advocates of cost-effectiveness.
- Speaking of CGD, they're hiring for a Research Assistant in health economics, which seems like a cool spot for recent grads interested in global health.
- Al Sommer, a professor and the former dean of the Hopkins School of Public Health, just won a $1 million prize (he's a Dan David Laureate. Wow! Esther Duflo also won.
- I hope this is true: "Data Crunchers Now the Cool Kids on Campus" (found via Simply Statistics)
- "Cheap drugs a bitter pill for the West," on intellectual property and drugs for low-income countries.
- 29 government health officials in Sierra Leone have been charged with defrauding the Gates Foundation and GAVI. (h/t @texasinafrica)
- There's now a mobile phone app called "STD Triage." It does what it sounds like it does.
- On America, read Ta-Nehisi Coates on The Good, Racist People, and Don Taylor on what has driven Republican interest in health policy lately -- hint: it's not a desire for pragmatic, effective public policy. And below is that video on wealth inequality you've probably already seen elsewhere (because it's good):