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Ann Aerts

Ann Aerts

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Ann Aerts is Head of the Novartis Foundation.

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  1. Virtual Health for All
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    Virtual Health for All

    Nov 5, 2021 Ann Aerts identifies ways to ensure that the pandemic-induced boom in digital care is equitable and inclusive.

  2. A Digital Path to Health for All
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    A Digital Path to Health for All

    Jul 5, 2019 Ann Aerts & Steve Davis highlight the potential of new technologies and artificial intelligence to address a crucial global goal.

  3. The Global Promise of Digital Health
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    The Global Promise of Digital Health

    Oct 10, 2018 Ann Aerts & Harald Nusser explain how new technologies are transforming medical care in developing countries.

  4. The Promise of Telemedicine
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    The Promise of Telemedicine

    Feb 19, 2018 Koku Awoonor-Williams & Ann Aerts show how an innovative health-care program in Ghana could be a model for expanding health access elsewhere.

  5. The Promise of Digital Health
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    The Promise of Digital Health

    Dec 23, 2016 Ann Aerts offers guidelines for conceiving and implementing primary-care solutions in poor countries.

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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.
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    Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge

    Wempi Saputra identifies three areas in which the organization’s client countries could use more guidance.

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