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Deaths Rise As Aid Cuts Affect Health Care Access For Myanmar’s Rohingya

New York Times: Death Stalks Muslims as Myanmar Cuts Off Aid “…The crisis began with the government’s expulsion of Doctors Without Borders, one of the world’s premier humanitarian aid groups and the lifeline to health care for more than a million Rohingya increasingly denied those services by their own government.…

Forbes Examines Innovative Financing, UNITAID

Forbes: Meet The Man With A Simple, Workable Solution To World Poverty: Innovative Financing The magazine interviews Philippe Douste-Blazy about innovative financing and UNITAID. “…[R]eferred to by former U.S. President Bill Clinton as ‘France’s gift to the world,’ [UNITAID] is one of the first major initiatives to be largely funded…

European Commission Launches Global Aid Data Website

SciDev.Net: European website offers easy access to global aid data “The European Commission has unveiled a website designed to offer easy and transparent access to global data on development and humanitarian aid. The developers of the E.U. Aid Explorer say their site will, for the first time, bring together data…

U.S. Should Invest More In African AIDS Efforts

The Nation: The Campaign Against AIDS in Africa Is Saving Lives — So Why Isn’t the U.S. Investing More In It? James North, reporter for The Nation on Africa, Asia, and Latin America “…The campaign against AIDS in Africa has already set two world records. It is the most effective…

AIDS Funding ‘Should Increasingly’ Flow Through Multilateral Channels

Writing in the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Global Health Policy Blog,” CGD Senior Fellow Mead Over examines the benefits and challenges of channeling development and health aid through bilateral and multilateral channels, and how foreign policy can influence the continuation or cessation of such funding. He concludes, “Aid that…

Aid To Middle-Income Countries ‘Can Be Transformational’

The Guardian: Europe’s aid experience shows the value of supporting middle-income countries Jonathan Glennie, research associate at the Overseas Development Institute and the Centro De Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (Cepei), and Gail Hurley, development finance policy specialist at UNDP “How long should countries continue to receive international aid? With the majority…

Blog Examines Country-Level Income, Qualifications For Health Aid

In a post on the Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog,” Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and a senior fellow at CGD, examines new estimates on purchasing power parity and how countries qualify to receive health aid. “…Disease burden is concentrated in countries now classified as…

UNITAID Approves $160M For Investments In Hepatitis C, TB, Malaria

UNITAID has committed $160 million in new grants for investments in hepatitis C, drug-resistant tuberculosis, and malaria chemoprevention. According to a press release, “These innovative investments will reduce prices, overcome market barriers to access for patients, and generate crucial data on new products to speed up their introduction for those…

UNITAID Grants Aim To Improve Health Therapy Access

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” discusses recent grants from UNITAID totaling $160 million aimed at improving access to treatments for drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis C, and other therapies (Barton, 5/7).

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 243 of its “Global Fund Observer.” The issue includes articles on Global Fund reform, new grants, and supply chain challenges in Côte d’Ivoire, among others (5/7).