Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy Holidays from MethodLogical and Band Aid!

MethodLogical is going on hiatus for the holidays.  We’ll be back on January 17th with regular posts from our contributors.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll try to post interesting links and brief items as they arise and then pick … Continue reading

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Defining Skilled Care: Assessing the Effectiveness of Community Health Workers

The 2005 World Health Report estimated that an additional 700,000 skilled birth attendants are needed to provide universal coverage of maternal and newborn services in the 75 countries where maternal and neonatal mortality is highest. The shortage of skilled health … Continue reading

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Smoking is Still Really, Really Bad for You

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PPP Income Statistics as Worthwhile Lies

When we talk about poverty our first impulse often is to go to the numbers. Pictures can tell a story but it is much more compelling to back them up with data that shows that the typical person in Malawi … Continue reading

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Paying for Health and Development Services for the Poor: Taking an Agnostic View

Who should pay for health and development services in poor countries, especially for the poorest of the poor? Let’s just take that question for granted and look at the major views. Essentially this comes down to a battle of: Free … Continue reading

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How Does Happiness Measure Up in Development?

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What motivates one to serve?

I am probably preaching to the choir if you’re reading this blog post…as service is at the foundation of public health and social justice. Yet, I think reflecting on personal motive in any work is healthy. A business school friend … Continue reading

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