Given that no official entity is entrusted with making essential medicines on the WHO Essential Medicines List affordable, we suggest that the WHO take a leadership role in addressing this policy gap. Here, we propose a mechanism that could help.

Sandeep Kishore, Rachel Kiddell-Monroe, and Ruth Lopert
- United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines
February 16, 2016

The Atlanta Declaration: A 21st Century Vision For US-Based Global Noncommunicable Disease Research

The “Atlanta Declaration” emerged from the September 2014 US Investigators’ Global Non-Communicable Diseases Research Network Symposium held at Emory University. Participants, including the authors of this post, established the Global Noncommunicable Disease Network to chart a course for creatively supporting the next generation of scientists in the global NCD arena.

Sandeep Kishore, John Bartlett, Gerald Bloomfield, et al
- Health Affairs Blog
September 9, 2015

WHO Takes a Big Step to Promote Cancer Treatment Worldwide

Even in countries like the USA, where the most current cancer treatments are readily available, cost is a serious barrier. In lower-income settings, pricey cancer medications can be impossible to obtain. We discuss the expansion of WHO’s “essential medicines” list to include some high-priced cancer medications and the potential impact it may have on accessibility.

Jordan Jarvis and Sandeep Kishore
-  The Lancet United States of Health Blog
May 18, 2015

NCDs: Can We and Should We Not Do Better?

I spoke as a physician, as a scientist, but most of all as an advocate, to the UN High-Level Meeting on the global response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). I focused on trade justice, money, and the rights of people living with NCDs to position NCDs as the social justice issue of our generation.

Sandeep Kishore
- The Lancet Global Health Blog
August 26, 2014

Unlikely Allies

The recent Executive Board proceedings of the World Health Organization provided new ground for unlikely allies South Africa and Australia, as both struggle to temper intellectual property laws in the interest of public health. We observed the proceedings as non-governmental organization representatives.

Sandeep Kishore and Kavitha Kolappa
- The Huffington Post
February 14, 2014

Designing the Doctor of the Future

What are the expectations that we, and our patients, have about how we practice medicine in the 21st century? The short answer is we don’t know yet — but the conversation has begun.

Jacob Scott, Ali Ansary, and Sandeep Kishore
- The Health Care Blog
April 14, 2013

Time to Wake Up to Threat of NCDs

As the UN begins its meeting to devise strategies to tackle NCDs, Indian public health activists say it was a wake-up call for the health authorities in India.

Sandeep Kishore
- Down to Earth Magazine (India)
September 19, 2011

We Need Measurable Outcomes From the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs

We were deeply perturbed to learn that the negotiations for the Outcomes Document of the UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), a mere month or so away, had stalled because member states failed to reach consensus.

Nalini Saligram and Sandeep Kishore
- The Huffington Post
August 17, 2011

Building A Global Movement: Putting NCDs on The Radar

We believe that the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs is an unprecedented opportunity for the world to become energized and mobilized to take action against NCDs.

Nalini Saligram and Sandeep Kishore
- The Huffington Post
May 17, 2011

Advancing Primary Care in Global Health – Avoiding Past Mistakes

We discuss the history behind primary care in global health, to explain why previous attempts at “health systems development” perversely backfired in the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s.

Sanjay Basu, Jason Andrews, Sandeep Kishore, and David Stuckler
- EpiAnalysis
March 26, 2011

Supporting the Next Generation of Product Developers: The Trainee Perspective

We have grown increasingly frustrated by a university system that fails to reward engagement with the totality of the neglected-disease agenda, including policy and non-traditional scholarship. Here we highlight some of the key issues and attempt to offer a few suggestions for change.

Sandeep Kishore and Sara Crager
- Results for Development Institute: Center for Global Health R&D
October 12, 2010