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Nations throughout the world face ongoing challenges when it comes to health care quality, costs, delivery, and access; disease prevention; and public health preparedness. RAND analyzes these global health issues and offers recommendations to help governments, health organizations, and other stakeholders arrive at better outcomes.

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    Commentary

    The Global Economic Costs of Antimicrobial Resistance

    May 20, 2016

    In addition to being a public health problem, antimicrobial resistance is also a major economic concern. It crosses sectoral boundaries, because resistant bugs can pass between animals and humans, and through food, agriculture, and the environment.

  • Women walk near a poster displaying a government message against Ebola, at a maternity hospital in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, August 14, 2014, photo by Luc Gnago/Reuters

    Commentary

    The Economic Rationale for Investing in Family Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Aug 3, 2016

    Proven benefits to reduced fertility — or to delayed start to childbearing and greater spacing between births — include lower maternal mortality, fewer unsafe abortions, reduced risks from early childbearing, and women's ability to engage in more income-generating opportunities.

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