Global Public Health

Welcome to our Global Public Health home page. In this area we have several products such as investment guides, promising models in practice, and online resources such as subscriptions to International Issues updates and our High Impact Philanthropy Blog.

You can download all of our products for free by visiting Investment Analysis. See below for an overview of our work to-date.

Donor Toolkit

Child Survival: A Toolkit for Donors

View the Toolkit. We are developing a new format of guidance in the form of a donor toolkit. Over the next year, our series on child survival will provide donors with the tools they need to take action. Learn more...

Haiti: Health

Haiti: How Can I Help? Models for Donors Seeking Long-Term Impact (April 2010)

opportunity 1: supporting community-based primary care systems

Immediately after the January earthquake, much of the initial health focus was on trauma care to save the lives of those seriously wounded, thousands of whom suffered crush wounds requiring emergency surgery and amputations. Yet even before the earthquake, Haiti’s public health system was ill-equipped to meet the high level of need. Almost half of the Haitian population lacked access to healthcare, a fact reflected in high child and maternal mortality rates – the worst in the Western hemisphere. Read more...

High Impact Philanthropy for Haiti: A Series (How Can I Help?) (January 2010)

We created a series of online briefs to provide up-to-date information about smart philanthropic ways to help Haiti’s earthquake victims. "Haiti: How Can I Help?," “Cutting Through the Noise: Effective Donor Help During the Immediate Relief Phase,” and “High Impact Technology for Disaster Relief" are available at http://blog.impact.upenn.edu/tag/haiti. Read full press release: http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/article.php?id=1808

Malaria

Lifting the Burden of Malaria: An Investment Guide for Impact-Driven Philanthropy (February 2009)

Every 30 seconds a young child dies of malaria. Each of those deaths, however, is avoidable. With an arsenal of cost-effective tools, a consensus strategy, and global partners from all sectors, philanthropists now have an opportunity to help save millions of lives and break the cycle of sickness and poverty from malaria. Your challenge is to figure out how you can best leverage the current momentum against this devastating disease. Lifting the Burden of Malaria: An Investment Guide for Impact-Driven Philanthropy was written for philanthropists who are interested in going beyond charity by searching for opportunities to maximize the impact of their philanthropic dollars. Our multidisciplinary team synthesized data on effective malaria control strategies, considered funding trends and nonprofit performance data, and interviewed malaria specialists and public health practitioners to help you get to smarter decisions faster. In the guide, the Center provides recommended strategies to address critical unmet needs, in-depth case examples linking cost and impact, and practical advice on evaluating potential investments and assessing post-donation impact. Read more...