Patricio V. Marquez

World No Tobacco Day 2022: Realizing environmental and public health co-benefits

The original version of this blog was posted as a World Bank Group Investing in Health blog, May 31, 2022:


Patricio V. Marquez and Bronwyn King

Working Paper "A Novel Tobacco Market Diversification: Unsmoking Rich Countries while Smoking Low-and-Middle Income Countries”


       APRIL 2022


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Mental Health Amid Rising Global Fragility, Conflict and Violence

As discussed today in the 2022 World Bank Group (WBG)-International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings flagship event "On the Frontlines of Rising Fragility”, over the last two years, the world has seen a series of massive setbacks to stability in regions across the world.  As noted, this disturbing trend points to an urgent need for the international community to come together and develop new and innovative approaches to deal with and help people cope with

International Women's Day 2022: Healthy Women are the Bedrock of Sustainable Development and Prosperous Societies

The global community comes together on March 8th to celebrate this year's International Women's Day under the United Nations (UN) theme "Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”.  This is the time to celebrate women's achievements and contributions to our individual lives and to the wellbeing of society as a whole. 

The value of a regional harmonized approach in monitoring the safety of vaccines and other medicines

The original version of this blog was posted at the World Bank Group Investing in Health site, on February 8, 2022, at:

The experience of EMA showcases the value of building institutions and systems to monitor the safety of marketed medicines