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WFP To Scale Up Food Aid To Eastern Ukraine, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: Ukraine: U.N. scales up food assistance in country’s crisis torn eastern region “The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said [Wednesday] it will scale up its emergency operation in eastern Ukraine to provide 500,000 conflict-affected people in the region with food assistance until the end of the…

More Funding Should Be Allocated To Directly Improve Health Systems In Africa

American Journal of Public Health: Health and Justice in a Time of Austerity James Pfeiffer, executive director of Health Alliance International (HAI) and professor with the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington “…Even in a time of exponential growth in aid for health, only a trickle finds…

U.S. Aid Transparency Review Examines American Development Assistance

Publish What You Fund: Despite progress, U.S. continues to fail aid transparency commitments “Lack of aid transparency by main U.S. government agencies is hindering development outcomes in some of the poorest countries in the world, says Publish What You Fund’s [2015 U.S. Aid Transparency Review]. … It finds that USAID…

More Than 34M Children Saved Since 2000 At Cost Of About $4K Each, Report Shows

The Guardian: Investment in child health in world’s poorest countries saves 34m lives “More than 34 million children’s lives have been saved in the last 15 years at a cost, in the poorest countries, of about $4,000 (£2,500) each, say experts who have compiled a scorecard of donor and government…

USAID Leading U.S. Government Efforts To Enhance International Aid Transparency

USAID’s “Impact”: It’s Clear: Transparency Works Alex Thier, USAID’s assistant to the administrator for policy, planning, and learning, discusses USAID’s efforts to be more transparent about U.S. foreign aid investments through data quality improvement and accessibility. He writes, “USAID is leading the U.S. government’s effort to enhance international aid transparency,…

U.S. Plays Significant Role In Global Health Innovation, R&D

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Celebrating America’s contributions to global health innovation GHTC Communications Officer Marissa Chmiola examines the U.S.’s “role in the development of new technologies to diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases and conditions impacting people living in the world’s poorest places. U.S. leadership in global health research and…

U.N.’s Ban Highlights Civil Society’s Growing Role In Responding To Humanitarian Crises

U.N. News Centre: At Oslo forum, Ban warns capacity to meet humanitarian needs under ‘unprecedented strain’ “The capacity of the United Nations and its partners to meet humanitarian needs is under ‘unprecedented strain,’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned [Monday] at a forum in Oslo, Norway, where he highlighted the critical role…

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