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New Online Magazine Hopes To Keep Aid Industry Accountable

Humanosphere: New online magazine DevBalls holds aid industry to account Development blogger Tom Murphy discusses the release of a new online magazine, DevBalls, written by those in the aid industry and according to its mission statement, “is here because aid can only become better when its absurdities and hypocrisies are…

Global Fund’s Equitable Access Initiative Raising Concerns Among Civil Society Groups

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global Fund ‘equitable access initiative’ doesn’t answer concerns first raised by tiered pricing task force plan Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, explores the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis…

Lack Of Donor Funding Threatens Humanitarian Relief In CAR, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: Relief funds nearly exhausted for crisis in Central African Republic — U.N. agencies “Less than a week after an urgent funding appeal by the heads of the lead U.N. food and refugee agencies, lack of donor attention threatening to cut off aid to thousands trying to escape…

Gates Foundation Calls For Better Cost-Effectiveness In Global Health

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Gates Foundation Calls for More Principled Cost-Effectiveness in Health Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, discusses the challenges around cost-effectiveness “as a criterion for global health decision making and spending” and the…

Devex Examines USAID Local Funding Trends

Devex: USAID Forward: Where the local funding is going “While hardly the only major donor to steadily move funding to the local level in recent years, few donors have been as ambitious in going local as the U.S. Agency for International Development. Back in 2010, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah set…

Essay Contest Calls For New Ideas On Delivering Foreign Assistance

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Reimagining Aid: A Call for Fresh Thinking Gargee Ghosh, director of development policy and finance at the Gates Foundation, discusses the Global Development Network’s (GDN) recently launched “Next Horizons Essay Contest on The Future of Development Assistance.” She notes, “They are looking for…

Nigeria Should Confront TB, With U.S. Assistance

Washington Post: Nigeria needs to confront another scourge: Tuberculosis David Bryden, TB advocacy officer for Results “…Nigeria’s frustratingly slow response to the Boko Haram abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls is mirrored by its apparent lack of attention to another crisis with deadly implications. Last year, a national survey showed…

U.S. Democratic Leadership Must Show More Action To End AIDS

Huffington Post: Leadership to End AIDS — Cuomo’s Got It, Where’s Schumer? Leahy? Mikulski? Obama? Matthew Kavanagh, AIDS and human rights researcher and activist “This week leadership in the fight to end AIDS (and seemingly to do most things that take political will) has shown up outside our nation’s capitol.…

House, Senate Appropriations Committees Support Global Health R&D

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: House and Senate support global health R&D in appropriations reports Jenny Howell, senior policy and advocacy associate at the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), discusses House and Senate action on appropriations bills that include funding for global health research and development (7/1).