Articles by Kristof Decoster


A European global health strategy? Certainly not now

Posted in articles by on March 13, 2017

Last weekend I read with interest the article ‘If not now, when’ – Time for the European Union to define a global health strategy’ in the Lancet Global Health. Some people (like Ilona Kickbusch) already commented on the viewpoint via Twitter – I suspect some people sleep next to their … Read more »

Time for a disruptive financing model for the Global Fund?

Posted in articles by on February 28, 2017

It hasn’t been the best week for the Global Fund so far, to say the least. But perhaps this was to be expected in the new “Trumpean era”.  With hindsight, the last replenishment round in Montréal, in September 2016, might have been the swansong of the old “MDG-style” Global Fund. … Read more »

Guns, Germs and Steel in the Trump era

Posted in articles by on January 25, 2017

I hate to break it to all of you but after just a few days of “executive orders” (and linked nauseous pictures), it’s clear that with the Donald we can just about forget about global health, let alone planetary health. Sorry Richard. There’s just no way you can frame global … Read more »