Global Health


"Financing Health and Education for All," Project Syndicate, May 31, 2016 


 "Rational Drug Pricing," The Huffington Post, September 24, 2015 

 "The Cure for Gilead," The Huffington Post, August 3, 2015 

 "Gilead's Greed That Kills," The Huffington Post, July 29, 2015

 "A Call to Scale-Up Community Health Workers," The Huffington Post, June 15, 2015 

"The Drug That Is Bankrupting America," Huffington Post, February 16, 2015.


"Global Handwashing Day in the Time of Ebola," with Myriam Sidibe, Huffington Post, October 15, 2014. Download [PDF here]

"Sustainable Development Goals for a New Era," HORIZONS, September 22, 2014. Download [PDF here]

"The G20, human health and sustainability: an interview with Jeffrey D Sachs," Medical Journal of Australia, August 2014. Download [PDF here]

"Responding to Ebola," Project Syndicate, August 11, 2014. Download [PDF here]

"Universal basic education is the millennium goal everyone forgot," Washington Post, June 22, 2014. Download as [PDF]

"The Case for Aid," Foreign Policy, January 21, 2014. Download as [PDF]


"The Age of Sustainable Development," Project Syndicate, December 23, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"The Age of Sustaniable Development," Coursera, December 19, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"World to Poor: Drop Dead," Huffington Post, December 4, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"Winning the Fight Against Killer Diseases," Project Syndicate, October 29, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"Controlling Ebola: next steps," with Ranu S Dhillon and Devabhaktuni Srikrishna, The Lancet, October 8, 2014. [Download PDF here]

"The End of Poverty, Soon," New York Times, September 25, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"The next frontier," The Economist, September 21, 2013. Download as [PDF]

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

"Sustainable Visions," Project Syndicate, June 7, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"Suffer the Children, Suffer the Country," Project Syndicate, April 22, 2013. Download as [PDF]

"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]


"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]

"Tackling Extreme Rural Poverty in Northern Ghana," Huffington Post, August 28, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Aid Works," Project Syndicate, May 30, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"Primary Health Care in Low-Income Countries: Building on Recent Achievements," Journal of the American Medical Association, May 16, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"Global health within our grasp, if we don't give up," CNN Opinion, May 9, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"The effect of an integrated multisector model for achieving the Millennium Development Goals and improving child survival in rural sub-Saharan Africa: a non-randomised controlled assessment," with Paul M Pronyk, Maria Muniz, Ben Nemser, Marie-Andrée Somers, Lucy McClellan, Cheryl A Palm, Uyen Kim Huynh, Yanis Ben Amor, Belay Begashaw, John W McArthur, Amadou Niang, Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, Prabhjot Singh, and Awash Teklehaimanot. The Lancet, May 8, 2012. Download as [PDF]

"The new World Bank president should strive to make a difference in Africa," Daily Nation, March 6, 2012. [Download as PDF]

"Breakthrough in Saving Lives in Rural Africa," Huffington Post, January 17, 2012. [Download as PDF]


"Challenges at the Cutting Edge of Fighting Global Poverty," Huffington Post, December 4, 2011. [Download as PDF]

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

"Washington Leaves Millions to Die," Huffington Post, November 25, 2011. [Download as PDF]

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

"Multisector intervention to accelerate reductions in child stunting: an observational study from 9 sub-Saharan African countries," with Roseline Remans, Paul M Pronyk, Jessica C Fanzo, Jiehua Chen, Cheryl A Palm, Bennett Nemser, Maria Muniz, Alex Radunsky, Alem Hadera Abay, Mouctar Coulibaly, Joseph Mensah-Homiah, Margaret Wagah, Xiaoyi An, Christine Mwaura, Eva Quintana, Marie-Andree Somers, Pedro A Sanchez, Sonia E Sachs, and John W McArthur. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 95, October 26, 2011. Download as [PDF]

"The Budget for True National Security," Huffington Post, October 7, 2011. [Download as PDF]

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

"How Communities Can End AIDS." Huffington Post. June 9, 2011. [Download as PDF]


"Saying "Nuts" to Hunger," Huffington Post, September 9, 2010. [Download as PDF]

"Improving Empirical Estimation of Demographic Drivers: Fertility, Child Mortality & Malaria Ecology," with Gordon McCord and Dalton Conley. August 2010
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"Good News on Malaria Control." Scientific American. August 2009.

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

"The New Global War on Malaria" with Raymond G. Chambers, in Realizing the Right to Health, Volume 3, Andrew Clapham and Mary Robinson, eds. ruffer & rub, Zurich 2009
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"Scaling up Primary Health Services in Rural Tamil Nadu: Public Investment Requirements and Health Sector Reform" with Nirupam Bajpai, Ravindra H. Dholakia. CGSD Working Paper No. 36. October 2008.
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"Safety in Numbers." Time. 28 August 2008. [Download as PDF]

"The Digital War on Poverty." The Guardian. 21 August 2008. [Download as PDF]

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

"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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"Paths to Peace Through Compassion, Cooperation and Sustainable Development." SGI, 24 January 2009.


"Scaling up Malaria Control in Africa: An Economic and Epidemiological Assessment," with Awash Teklehaimanot and Gordon C. McCord. The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 77(Suppl 6), 2007, pp. 138–144. [Download Paper as PDF]
This article was also published as NBER Working Paper 13664, December 2007.
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"Ending Malaria Deaths in Africa." Scientific American. October 2007. [Download as PDF]

"The Forbes One Billion." Forbes. October 2007. [Download as PDF]

The African Millennium Villages,” with Pedro Sanchez, Cheryl Palm, Glenn Denning, Rafael Flor, Rebbie Harawa, Bashir Jama, Tsegazeab Kiflemariam, Bronwen Konecky, Raffaela Kozar, Eliud Lelerai, Alia Malik, Vijay Modi, Patrick Mutuo, Amadou Niang, Herine Okoth, Frank Place, Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, Amir Said, David Siriri, Awash Teklehaimanot, Karen Wang, Justine Wangila, and Colleen Zamba. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Special Feature: Sustainability Science, 104 , no. 43 (October, 23 2007): 1677580.

"Breaking the Poverty Trap." Scientific American. September, 2007. [Download as PDF]

"A Global Coalition of Good." TIME Magazine. September 2007. [Download as PDF]

"The Secretary-General: Indispensable for Sustainable Development." UN Chronicle. Issue 1, 2007.
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"How I'd fix the World Bank." Fortune. 26 June 2007.
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"Malaria Control Calls for Mass Distribution of Insecticidal Bednets," with Awash Teklehaimanot and Chris Curtis. The Lancet. 21 June 2007.
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"Africa's Lagging Demographic Transition: Evidence from Exogenous Impacts of Malaria Ecology and Agricultural Techonology," with Dalton Conley and Gordon C. McCord. NBER Working Paper 12892. February 2007.

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

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


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.

"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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"Aid Skeptics Thrive on Pessimism." Los Angeles Times. 7 May 2006.
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"Net Gains." The New York Times. 29 April 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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"Why the U.S. Needs the U.N. More than Ever." Opening Argument, Vol. 1, Issue 2. December, 2005. 
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"A Global Compact to End World Poverty: Jeffrey Sachs on Stabilisation, Transition and Weapons of Mass Salvation," interview by Brian Snowdon.  Published in The World Economy, Vol. 6, No. 4, October-December, 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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"Ambition and action are as important as commitments," Financial Times, 15 September 2005.
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"Why Aid Does Matter," BBC Online, 11 September 2005.
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"Can Extreme Poverty Be Eliminated?" Scientific American, September 2005.
Reprinted in Cooperation South, United Nations Development Programme, 2005.
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"Economic Possibilities for our Time," 16th Annual Panglaykim Memorial Lecture, Jakarta, Indonesia, August 2005.
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"How Africa lit up the world," Sunday Times Magazine, July 3, 2005.
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"India's Challenge to Meet the Millennium Development Goals," with Nirupam Bajpai and Nicole H. Volavka, CGSD Working Paper No. 24.  April 2005.
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"The Year of Development," Global Future, Second Quarter, 2005.
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"An accountable approach to aid," Financial Times, January 24, 2005.
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"A Practical Plan to End Poverty," Washington Post, January 17, 2005.
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"Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: The Case of Malaria," New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 352, No. 2, January 13, 2005.
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"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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"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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"Don’t Know, Should Care",  The New York Times, June 5, 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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"Third World Disease," Ob.Gyn. News May 1, 2004.
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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.

"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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" A Rich Nation, a Poor Continent," The New York Times, July 9, 2003.
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"Institutions Matter, but not for Everything," IMF Finance and Development, Vol. 40, No. 2, June 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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"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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"Investing in Health for Economic Development: Time for US Action." Global HealthLink. March-April 2002. [Download as PDF]

"Improving the Health of the Global Poor.Science.   March 15, 2002.
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"Testimony to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on African Affairs," February 14, 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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"AIDS and Africa: Where is the U.S.?" with Sonia Ehrlich Sachs.  Boston Globe.  February 4, 2002.
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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]

"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 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]) .

"Fighting AIDS is a Bargain and a Moral One at That". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. February 14, 2001. [Download as PDF]

"AIDS, Drugs, and Africa". Financial Times. February 12, 2001. CIDNEWS [Download as PDF]

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

"Defining and Refining International Donor Support for Combating the AIDS Pandemic" with Amir Attaran, The Lancet, Vol. 357, pp. 57-61, January 6, 2001.
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"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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"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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"The Changing Global Distribution of Malaria: A Review," with Amar Hamoudi, CID Working Paper No. 2, March 1999.
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"The IMF and the Asian Flu," The American Prospect, No. 37, March-April 1998. [Download as PDF]