Vantage Blog

The best solutions are found when people collaborate to solve pressing problems. We believe that sharing our perspective through our Vantage Blog helps facilitate better partnerships and advances our mission.

February 03, 2020

What is an Action Tank? Reflections on Panorama’s Third Anniversary

As we celebrate our third anniversary, we’ve launched a new website, that better reflects the role that Panorama plays in making change. It’s organized around three princ...

January 14, 2020

Accelerating the Pace of Change Toward Gender Equality

To achieve equal representation in politics, we must level the playing field for women across the political spectrum. ...

November 14, 2019

Let’s not wait for the real Event 201 to prepare for an outbreak

Event 201 was a half-day pandemic simulation hosted by Johns Hopkins University, the World Economic Forum, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Friday, October 18 i...

November 05, 2019

Why community engagement is essential to ending the ongoing DRC Ebola outbreak

As government officials and international organizations continue to discuss cross-border preparedness plans, community dialogue and engagement should be intentionally at ...

October 21, 2019

Our Three Takeaways from UNGA 2019

Panorama staff attended the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last month, and two of us were there for the first time. We each had project-related events to organize...

April 04, 2019

How Seattle Can Disrupt Tuberculosis

A tuberculosis-free world is possible. While TB is not an issue that many in Seattle think about, many of the city’s leading institutions are actually doing a tremendous ...

March 29, 2019

Showcasing Women’s Leadership for Women’s History Month

In the most recent Global Health 50/50 report, which reviewed 198 global organizations active in health, it was found that men in these organizations are 50% more likely ...

February 02, 2019

A Big Year Ahead for Cervical Cancer Prevention

Even though it is preventable, cervical cancer is a leading cause of women’s deaths, especially where access to basic health care is lacking in low-income countries....

January 18, 2019

Saying Yes to Leadership

Last November, I attended the Women Leaders in Global Health meeting in London, which had 900 participants from 80 countries. I came away energized by the amazing and ins...

November 14, 2018

Women Leaders in Global Health: What can I do to accelerate the pace of change?

I left last week’s Women Leaders in Global Health conference energized by being surrounded by inspirational leaders sharing a lifetime of wisdom....

October 15, 2018

No, We Are Still Not Ready for a Global Pandemic

Four years ago, a devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa killed more than 11,000 people and sparked worldwide fear of a global pandemic. Worldwide, leaders committed t...

October 08, 2018

Faster, Smarter, Safer: Progress and Pitfalls in Outbreak Preparedness

When leadership, know-how, innovation, and partnerships converge to stop a threat in its tracks....

August 16, 2018

Are We Prepared for the Next Global Outbreak?

A Congolese health worker records medical data of passengers at the airport in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 19, 2018....

July 23, 2018

Together We Can Build on Progress to End Neglected Tropical Diseases

Fusi, an Opthalmic nurse screens communities in Yendi...

June 28, 2018

Norwegian Lessons for America about Gender Equality

Equal Pay Day tracks how long women must work into the new year to catch up to a man’s salary as of December 31. ...

June 07, 2018

The Paid Leave Pledge – Supporting Businesses that Support Their Workforce

Public data around paid leave in America is starting to emerge, including how many employees lack access, the disparities across different demographics, and the impact of...

May 31, 2018

Philanthropy Must Connect the Planet’s Health and Human Health

In a Congo market, water is mixed with disinfectant to try to halt an outbreak of Ebola, which experts say probably occurred as a result of deforestation, leading infecte...

May 29, 2018

Let's Talk About Menstrual Health

In many parts of the world, during menstruation, women and girls are restricted from daily activities such as eating certain foods, touching animals, going to school, or ...

March 26, 2018

A Paid Leave Story

Paid Leave is a benefit that shouldn’t be left to chance....

March 13, 2018

Reflecting on Panorama’s First Year as an Action Tank

When Panorama launched one year ago, we decided to call ourselves an action tank because that’s what we are about: Working alongside partners to drive action on major soc...

March 08, 2018

A Pledge on International Women’s Day: Female Donors, Join Forces

These incredibly strong and thoughtful women believe passionately in building partnerships to take on issues relevant to women and girls, and they recognize that the best...

March 08, 2018

What We Learned from Talking with U.S. Employers About Paid Leave

Employers want to do the right thing by their employees. Aligning hearts with heads isn’t always an easy thing, especially in the corporate world....

January 22, 2018

It’s Not Rocket Science: Ten Guidelines to Successfully Work Across Sectors

Cross-sector collaboration is the only way we are going to overcome the global challenges we face today....

September 14, 2017

Why We Need Collaboration and a New Mindset to Prevent the Next Big Disaster

Translating ideas like planetary health into concrete actions means we have the potential to better prepare for the next big natural disaster, and to hopefully prevent th...

September 05, 2017

Lessons from the Space Race Will Help Fight Neglected Diseases

Like the Space Race, the battle to end deadly diseases must similarly embrace strong leadership and collaboration to succeed....

August 04, 2017

Ebola Scare Shows That the World is Still Not Ready for a Major Disease Outbreak

A worker prepares to leave the red zone at an Ebola treatment center in Guinea in 2014. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard, AFP/Getty Images...

July 13, 2017

Paid Leave: Good for Families, Good for Business

Five benefits of paid family leave....

June 21, 2017

What is Global Health Diplomacy and Why Does It Matter?

Peter Small and Gabrielle Fitzgerald prepare for a Q&A on Global Health Diplomacy...

June 21, 2017

Jeff Bezos, Here’s How to Focus on Both Today and Tomorrow

Jeff Bezos, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com...

June 02, 2017

Why President Trump’s Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement May Actually Help the Planet

Nearly 9,500 Londoners die annually from air pollution, according to a 2015 study reported by The Guardian https://goo.gl/DGeVXg....

May 30, 2017

New Director-General Tedros Must Modernize WHO’s Engagement with the World

WHO mobile clinics provide health care to needy communities in remote areas of Nigeria. Photo: WHO/A. Clements-Hunt...

April 11, 2017

Turning Hardship to Strength – the Promise of Planetary Health

A planetary health approach could help prevent future disease outbreaks like the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak and the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic...

February 07, 2017

Why it Pays to Offer Employees Paid Leave

Paid family and medical leave is good for families and for business....

January 30, 2017

Shuttle Diplomacy to Outsmart Epidemics

CEPI Founding Partners Announcement at WEF Davos, January 2017...

January 30, 2017

Post-Ebola Reforms: Ample Analysis, Inadequate Action

An enormous amount of analysis has been done: as at December 2016, more than 40 targeted examinations had been published, which largely agree on the priority actions....

January 30, 2017

Think Boldly and Act Globally – Why I Started Panorama

Gabrielle Fitzgerald at the Ebola Innovation Summit...

January 16, 2014

Midwives: Critical Players in Delivering Family Planning in Indonesia

The Indonesian government’s plan to improve health care is to strengthen midwives to provide family planning services, but 11 percent of married women have an unmet need ...

December 13, 2013

A Thousand Heavens, No More Poverty

How do you teach someone who has never eaten in a restaurant how to be a waiter?...

May 29, 2013

My New Hero: Senator Pia Cayetano of the Philippines

Senator Cayetano was the youngest female Senator ever elected in the Philippines nine years ago. ...