Articles by Jeffrey Sachs

Topic: Public Health

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2013

"Zero new HIV infections among children can be a reality," with Michel Sidibé, CNN, September 16, 2013.

"Global Development’s Winning Goals," Project Syndicate, August 27, 2013.

"Sustainable Visions," Project Syndicate, June 7, 2013.

"Suffer the Children, Suffer the Country," Project Syndicate, April 22, 2013.

"1 million community health workers in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015," with Prabhjot Singh, The Lancet, March 29, 2013. [Download PDF here]

"The One-Million Community Health Worker Campaign," with Prabhjot Singh, Global Health and Diplomacy, Winter 2013. Download as [PDF]

2012

"Washing Up - and Saving Lives by the Millions," with Paul Polman, Huffington Post, October 15, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Achieving universal health coverage in low-income settings," The Lancet, September 8, 2012. Download as [PDF]

2011

"Politicians just don't care enough to tackle this scourge," The Independent, November 30, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Services without Tears," Project Syndicate, November 24, 2011. [Download as PDF]

"Ban Ki-moon and the Age of Sustainable Development," Project Syndicate, June 24, 2011. [Download as PDF]

2009

"Towards a global fund for the health MDGs?" with Paul Pronyk. The Lancet. 20 June 2009.

"3 billion poor people need world's help." CNN.com. 20 March 2009. [Download as PDF]

2008

Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, Penguin Press, 2008.

"Scaling up Primary Education Services in Rural Tamil Nadu: Public Investment Requirements and Reform" with Nirupam Bajpai, Ravindra H. Dholakia. CGSD Working Paper No. 35. October 2008.
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"Safety in Numbers." Time. 28 August 2008. [Download as PDF]

"A Deadline on Malaria." Scientific American. July 2008.

"How to Feed the World." Newsweek. 10 May 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Primary Health for All." Scientific American. January 2008. [Download as PDF]

"Scaling up Primary Health Services in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka: Public Investment Requirements and Health Sector Reform," with Nirupam Bajpai, Ravindra H. Dholakia, CGSD Working Paper No. 33, January 2008.
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2007

"The Neglected Tropical Diseases." Scientifc American. January 2007.

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"The $10 Solution." TIME Magazine. 4 January 2007. [Download as PDF]

2006

"The Challenge of Sustainable Water." Scientific American. December 2006.
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Poverty, AIDS and Hunger: Breaking the Poverty Trap in Malawi, with Anne C. Conroy, Malcolm J. Blackie, Alan Whiteside, Justin C. Malawezi, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

"Lower Fertility: A Wise Investment." Scientific American. September 2006.
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"Virtuous Circles and Fragile States." Scientific American. August 2006.
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"75th Anniversary of AIDS Pandemic: 10 cents for every $100 Could Save Millions of Lives." ABC News Online. 2 June 2006.
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"Fighting Tropical Diseases," with Peter Hotez. Science, Vol. 311. 17 March 2006.
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"Incorporating a Rapid-Impact Package for Neglected Tropical Diseases with Programs for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria," with Peter Hotez, David H. Molyneux, Alan Fenwick, Eric Ottesen and Sonia Ehrlich Sachs. PLoS Medicine, 3(5): e102. February 2006.
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2005

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, The Penguin Press: New York, 2005.

Investing in Development: A Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals, UN Millennium Project, (Director),  Earthscan: New York, 2005.

"Understanding African Poverty: Beyond the Washington Consensus to the Millennium Development Goals Approach," with Gordon McCord and Wing Thye Woo, in Africa in the World Economy, Jan Joost Teunissen and Age Akkerman (eds.), FONDAD: The Hague, 2005.
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"Scaling Up Primary Health Services in Rural India," with Nirupam Bajpai and Ravindra H. Dholakia, CGSD Working Paper No. 29, November 2005. 
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"Response to Amir Attaran," with John McArthur & Guido Schmidt-Traub, PLoS Medicine, November 29, 2005.
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"The Cost of Making the Poor Pay," SciDev.Net, with Awash Teklehaimanot & Gordon McCord, October 31, 2005.
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“What it will take to meet the Millennium Development Goals,” with John McArthur and Guido Schmidt-Traub, Sustainable Development International, Fifteenth Edition, September 2005.
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"Why Aid Does Matter," BBC Online, 11 September 2005.
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"The year of development," G8 Summit 2005: Mapping the Challenges, Newsdesk/Agora, 6-8 July 2005.
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"How Africa lit up the world," Sunday Times Magazine, July 3, 2005.
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"The Development Challenge", Foreign Affairs, March/April 2005.
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"The End of Poverty," Time, March 14, 2005.
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"What the President Doesn't Want to Hear," Esquire, February 2005.
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"India Can Achieve its Date with Destiny by 2015 with Planning," with Nirupam Bajpai, The Week, February 27, 2005.
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"The Millennium Project: A plan to meet the Millennium Development Goals," Lancet, Vol. 365, January 22, 2005.
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"A Practical Plan to End Poverty," Washington Post, January 17, 2005.
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"The Class System of Catastrophe," Time, January 10, 2005.
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2004

"Health in the Developing World: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals," Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Volume 82, No. 12, December 2004.
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"Book Review: Solving Global Crises: Economists Alone are not Enough," Lancet, Vol. 364, December 11, 2004.
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"How to Halve World Poverty," The Economist -- The World in 2005, November 2004.
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"Building on the Commonwealth Action Plan," Commonwealth Finance MInisters Report 2004, September 28, 2004.
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"The Malaria Gap," with Pia Malaney and Andrew Spielman, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 71(Suppl. 2), pp. 141-146, August 2004.
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"A Simple Plan to Save the World," Esquire, May 2004.
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"A Global Index of the Stability of Malaria Transmission," with Anthony Kiszewski, Andrew Mellinger, Andrew Spielman, Pia Malaney, and Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 70, No. 5, pp. 486-498, May 2004.
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"Doing the sums on Africa," The Economist, May 20, 2004.
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"Third World Disease," Ob.Gyn. News May 1, 2004.
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"Priorities for meeting the Millennium Development Goals," with John McArthur, Global Future Magazine, First Quarter 2004.
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2003

"Who will lead the war on want?" Global Agenda 2003 - Magazine of the World Forum Economic Annual Meeting 2003.
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“New Challenges 1: The Millennium Development Goals - How Far We Have Come,” Development Cooperation Ireland Annual Report 2003.
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"A Letter from Africa: Confronting our Humanity in an AIDS-Ravaged World," in Pandemic: Facing AIDS, Umbrage Editions : New York, 2003.

"No Place for Piety," The New Scientist, November 8, 2003
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"Mobilization of Domestic and Donor Resources for Health," World Bank Viewpoint, October 2003. [Download as PDF]

"A Better Use for our $87 Billion," Boston Globe, September 13, 2003.
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"World needs Japan in fight against diseases," with Joanne Carter, The Asahi Shimbun, August 26, 2003. [Download as PDF]

"A Miserly Response to a Global Emergency," Financial Times, July 17, 2003.
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"AIDS Funds Fall Short," with Paul Zeitz, Boston Globe, July 11, 2003.
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"Scaling-up coverage with insecticide-treated nets against malaria in Africa: who should pay?" with Christopher Curtis et al., The Lancet: Infectious Diseases, Vol. 3, No.5, May 1, 2003.
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"America should not fight AIDS on its own," Financial Times, February 4, 2003.
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"Fighting Poverty, Fighting AIDS" Newsweek, January 6, 2003.
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2002

"Financing Global Public Goods:  Approaches to Health " in Global Public Goods Financing: New Tools for New Challenges, A Policy Dialogue,  United Nations Publications, 2002. [Download as PDF]

"Weapons of Mass Salvation," The Economist, October 26, 2002.
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"A New Global Effort to Control Malaria," Science, Vol. 298, 4 Oct, 2002.
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"Rapid Population Growth Saps Development." Science. July 19, 2002.
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"Improving the Health of the Global Poor.Science.   March 15, 2002.
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"The Economic and Social Burden of Malaria" with Pia Malaney, Nature, Vol. 415, no. 6872, Feb. 7, 2002.
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2001

Macroeconomics and Health: Investing in Health for Economic Development, (principal author), report of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, World Health Organization, December 2001.
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"A role for public-private partnerships in controlling neglected diseases?" Discussion by Jeffrey Sachs, "Thinking Boldly," pp. 772-3, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2001, 79(8). [Download as PDF]

"The Effects of the AIDS Epidemic on Economic Welfare in sub-Saharan Africa," with Dean T. Jamison and Jia Wang, Commission on Macroeconomics and Health Working Paper WG1: 13, December 2001.
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"A New Global Commitment to Disease Control in Africa," Nature Medicine, Vol. 7 No. 5, May 2001.
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"A Global Fund for the Fight Against AIDS". Washington Post. April 7, 2001. [Download as PDF]

"The Geography of Poverty and Wealth," with Andrew D. Mellinger and John L. Gallup. Scientific American. March 2001.
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"The Economic Burden of Malaria," with John Luke Gallup, The Supplement to The American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Vol. 64, No. 1, 2, pp. 85-96, January/February 2001 
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(previously "The Economic Burden of Malaria" with John Luke Gallup, CID Working Paper No. 52, July 2000 [PDF], previously "The Economic Burden of Malaria," with John Gallup, in Harvard International Review,Winter 1998/1999, pp. 56-61, and previously "The Economic Burden of Malaria," with John Luke Gallup, mimeo, October 1998 [PDF]) .

"Tropical Underdevelopment," NBER Working Paper 8119.  February 2001.
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(based on speech prepared for Economic History Association Annual Meeting, September 2000 and CID Working Paper No. 57, December 2000)
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"Fighting AIDS is a Bargain and a Moral One at That". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. February 14, 2001. [Download as PDF]

"The Best Possible Investment in Africa". New York Times. February 10, 2001. CIDNEWS. [Download as PDF]

1999

"Economic Consequences of Health Status: A Review of the Evidence" with Amar A. Hamoudi. CID Working Paper No. 30, December 1999.
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"Helping the World's Poorest." The Economist, August 1999. [Download as PDF]

"The Case for a Vaccine Purchase Fund," with Michael Kremer and Amar Hamoudi, CID mimeo, June 1999. [Download as PDF]

"Investing in the World Health Organization," with Barry Bloom, David Bloom, and Joel Cohen, in Science, Vol. 284, 7 May 1999.
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"A Cure for Indifference," with Michael Kremer, Financial Times, May 5, 1999.
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1998

"Global Capitalism: Making it Work," Economist, September 12, 1998.
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"The IMF and the Asian Flu," The American Prospect, No. 37, March-April 1998. [Download as PDF]

1997

"When Foreign Aid Makes a Difference," The New York Times, February 3, 1997. [Download as PDF]

0000

"Investing in Health for Economic Development: Time for US Action." Global HealthLink. March-April 2002. [Download as PDF]

"The New Geopolitics." Scientific American. June 2006.
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"Surging Food Prices and Global Stability." Scientific American. June 2008.