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Sania Nishtar

Sania Nishtar

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Sania Nishtar is CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

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  1. Fifty Years of Immunization Success Call for 50 More
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    Fifty Years of Immunization Success Call for 50 More

    Apr 25, 2024 Sania Nishtar touts the remarkable results of global collaboration on routine vaccination and foresees continued progress.

  2. Digital-Payment Systems Could Revolutionize Health Care
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    Digital-Payment Systems Could Revolutionize Health Care

    Feb 21, 2023 Sania Nishtar sees rapid uptake of mobile wallets as the key to integrating the latest technology into essential services.

  3. Climate Policy Is Social Policy
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    Climate Policy Is Social Policy

    Nov 4, 2021 Sania Nishtar explains why Pakistan’s efforts to combat global warming go hand in hand with its anti-poverty programs.

  4. How Cash Transfers Prevent Lockdown Tragedies
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    How Cash Transfers Prevent Lockdown Tragedies

    Aug 19, 2020 Sania Nishtar explains how Pakistan emergency payments to households have mitigated the pandemic's socioeconomic fallout.

  5. Bringing Gender Equality to Global Public Health
    A nurse takes care of incubators at the premature baby ward of the pediatric hospital in Bangui FLORENT VERGNES/AFP/Getty Images

    Bringing Gender Equality to Global Public Health

    May 8, 2018 Helen Clark & Sania Nishtar share the findings of a new report that documents how major health organizations leave women behind.

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    Supporting Sexual and Reproductive Health Is Good Business

    Natalia Kanem argues that investing in employees’ well-being will help companies attract and retain top talent.
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    Can Democracy Win in 2024?

    Chris Patten highlights the challenges mainstream parties face as they try to boost growth and improve public services.
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    Finding a New French Majority

    Jean Pisani-Ferry assesses what must happen to form a stable government after an election that produced a hung parliament.
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    Industrial Policy Is Back. Now What?

    How to design effective industrial policies has suddenly become a hot – and divisive – topic among economists and policymakers. Even those who agree that governments should intervene in the economy to bolster productivity, increase competitiveness, and tackle social and environmental challenges differ sharply on the details.

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    The Big Picture

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    The Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Andrew Kosenko

    With sufficient assistance from the West, Ukraine will prevail over its much larger and richer authoritarian neighbor. But to enjoy the fruits of victory, it will have to move faster in its transition from a post-communist oligarchy, while being careful to resist the siren call of free-market fundamentalism.

    offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
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    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.

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