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Study Examines Funding Schemes To Keep Rotavirus Vaccines Within Reach

SciDev.Net: Financing options can make rotavirus vaccines affordable “Developing Asian countries should consider public financing schemes to make rotavirus vaccines affordable and help reduce the incidence of severe diarrhea which kills nearly 188,000 Asian children each year, according to a study [.pdf]…” (Sarmiento, 2/26).

‘No Ceilings’ Data Will Help MCC Make Investment Decisions

Writing in the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s “Poverty Reduction Blog,” Senior Development Policy Officer Andria Hayes-Birchler discusses Hillary Rodham Clinton’s recently launched “No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, which aims to gather and analyze data on the progress of women globally.” She continues, “…At MCC, we rely on a huge amount…

Guardian Expert Panel Explores Ways To Help Refugees

The Guardian: From Syria to Central African Republic, how to invest in refugees “As scenes from Syria’s Yarmouk camp shock the world, our expert panel explores the ways the development community can go beyond meeting basic needs in refugee camps…” (Scott, 2/26).

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 38 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue features an article on country dialogue, which is a fundamental requirement in the fund’s new funding model; an article on risk management as it applies to the…

Donors To Uganda Continue To Announce Aid Suspensions Because Of Anti-Gay Law

As international outcry over Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill continues, the World Bank announces it has postponed a loan to the country meant to strengthen its health care system. Associated Press: Uganda slapped with aid cuts over anti-gay law “Uganda’s government has been hit with substantial aid cuts after the president enacted…

Food Waste Impacting Global Agricultural Prices, World Bank Report Says

News sources report on a new World Bank report (.pdf) discussing food prices worldwide. The Independent: Third of the world’s food is never eaten — and it’s increasing the cost of your weekly shop “A third of the food the world produces is never consumed, meaning that prices are being…

Humanosphere Examines Individual Remittances, Foreign Aid Funding

In Humanosphere, development blogger Tom Murphy discusses the role of individual remittances compared with U.S. foreign aid, as well as the multiple outcomes of funding global health programs (2/27). In addition, Humanosphere blogger Tom Paulson further examines how the U.S. spends foreign aid dollars in a State Department interactive (2/27).

WFP Forced To Scale Back Food Rations In DRC

U.N. News Centre: DR Congo: funding gap forces U.N. agency to scale back food rations “The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced [Friday] that a major funding gap is forcing the agency to scale back geographical coverage of its work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and…

Aid Cuts To Uganda Will Not Affect Maternal, Child Health Program, Official Says

News outlets continue to report on reaction to and implications of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Law. Associated Press/Washington Post: Aid cuts, delays hit Uganda’s poor health sector “The health project in Uganda for which the World Bank is delaying a loan does not face an immediate shortage of money, an official said…

Food Crisis Set To Worsen In CAR, U.N. Official Warns

News outlets discuss the challenges that U.N. agencies face in delivering food to conflict-torn Central African Republic. Agence France-Presse: Food crisis looms in strife-torn Central Africa: U.N. “A food crisis is looming in the Central African Republic after nearly a year of inter-religious violence, a U.N. humanitarian official warned Sunday…”…