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Political Commitment, Additional Investments Critical To Addressing Antibiotic Resistance

World Bank’s “Investing in Health”: The cost of antimicrobial resistance is too high to ignore Enis Baris, sector manager of the World Bank’s health, nutrition, and population practice in Europe and Central Asia, discusses findings from a new World Bank report on antimicrobial resistance and its costs, writing, “All we…

5M Somalis Food Insecure, Response Needs Additional Funding, U.N. Says

Agence France-Presse: Five million Somalis now going hungry “Five million Somalis, or more than two out of five people in the country, do not have enough to eat, the United Nations said Tuesday, calling for extra funds for food aid. The latest figures represent an increase of 300,000 food insecure…

Congressional Inaction To Fund Zika Puts Americans At Risk

The Hill: Playing politics with Zika funding puts Americans at risk Brent Wilkes, executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) “…Unless Congress takes action, the Zika threat will continue to be real and imminent. … With each passing day of inaction, safety measures that could stop…

U.K. Leadership, Investments In Global Fund Continue To Drive Progress Against Malaria

Huffington Post: Globally United To #EndItForGood James Whiting, executive director of Malaria No More U.K. “…We are delighted by Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel’s announcement of the U.K.’s commitment of £1.1billion to the Global Fund, which she described as ‘one of the world’s most effective aid instruments.’…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 296 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics, including the outcomes of the Global Fund’s fifth replenishment conference and whether ending AIDS by 2030 is…

U.K. Will Disburse Full Global Fund Pledge Only If Certain Benchmarks Met, Devex Reports

Devex: U.K. attaches strings to $1.4B Global Fund pledge “The United Kingdom’s contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria comes with strings attached: The country will withhold 10 percent of its pledge if the Global Fund fails to meet 10 benchmarks for improvement. The unprecedented move…

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