Future health markets: A meeting statement from Bellagio

Policymakers, entrepreneurs, academics and donor organisations convened at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center from 10th-14th December 2012 to discuss the changing face of health markets, and in particular to consider future trends in such markets. Their aim was to promote a greater shared understanding and analysis of health market systems, and to consider how

People and the Planet

In December 2012, AFIDEP was proud to host, Sir John Sulston FRS, the Nobel Laureate in Physiology/Medicine 2002 and Chair of the Royal Society, People and the planet report. Sir John’s, visit in Kenya involved visiting the Korogocho slum, a rapidly growing urban informal settlement, as well as giving a Public Lecture on ‘People

‘Population Dynamics, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Kenya’ report launch

Kenya is characterised by a rapidly growing population, rapid urbanisation and growing urban poverty, water scarcity, falling food production and low resilience to climate change. The combined effects of climate change and rapid population growth are increasing food insecurity, environmental degradation and poverty levels in Kenya. Kenya has been a pioneer in instituting policies

Launch of the ‘State of World Population’ report 2012

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) compiles a yearly report on the state of World Population which gives special attention to indicators which help tract the progress in meeting the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The area of focus this year is on Family Planning which

Population dynamics, climate change and sustainable development in Africa

A region’s population dynamics, including the size, distribution and composition of its population, influence its prospects for sustainable development. Virtually all development policies in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) cite the region’s rapid population growth, urbanisation, and age structure as major challenges. These pressures hurt efforts to reduce poverty, ensure food security, preserve the environment, and

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