October 2010

8 Oct 2010
“If you build it, he will come,” whispered an unseen voice to the protagonist in the movie Field of Dreams. Of course that was about building a baseball field, but it turns out that the same principle applies to healthcare delivery in developing countries. The voice talking to Kevin Costner was an advocate of supply-side intervention, much in the way public healthcare has operated in developing countries until recently.
Posted by Arindam Nandi
4 Oct 2010
On Friday the National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosted a public meeting of TATFAR, or the Trans Atlantic Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance.  I attended, interested to observe this stakeholder discussion of antibiotic resistance and policies to alleviate the problem.