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Global Fund Board Approves Grants For First Applicants Under New Funding Model

“The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved grants for the first applicants to participate in a new funding model that is dramatically expanding support for countries fighting these infectious diseases,” a Global Fund press release reports. “The grants, totaling $622 million, are ready…

Thanks To Germany’s Leadership, Global Fund Closer To Reaching Ambitious Goals

“When Germany and other wealthy nations came together to create the Global Fund [to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria] a decade ago, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria were leading causes of death in developing countries and a major source of poverty,” Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,…

Devex Interviews Director Of USAID’s Development Credit Authority

In an interview with Ben Hubbard, director of USAID’s Development Credit Authority, the office that partners with banks and other finance institutions to guarantee loans, Devex examines how the office “is now working behind the scenes to change the way USAID regional bureaus and country missions finance development projects by…

Opinion Pieces Address Issue Of Malnutrition At G8 Summit

The following is a summary of opinion pieces addressing the issue of malnutrition at the G8 summit that took place in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, on Monday and Tuesday. Jamie Cooper-Hohn and Jim O’Neill, Globe and Mail: “One item hidden away on paragraph 55 of the joint communique is undernutrition,…

Blog Examines ‘Advanced Market Commitment’ Funding Mechanism

Writing in the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Global Health Policy” blog, Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and a senior fellow at the CGD, and Kate McQueston, a program coordinator to the global health policy team, examine the Advanced Market Commitment (AMC), an “innovative financing mechanism [that] aims…

Britain To Invest £50 Over 5 Years In Global Development Innovation Ventures

“Britain will invest £50 million [$78 million] over five years in Global Development Innovation Ventures, [a new fund that] is expected to unlock further investment from the private sector and other governments,” The Guardian reports. “Speaking on Friday ahead of next week’s U.K.-hosted G8 summit in Northern Ireland, David Cameron…

Consultative Report Examines Value For Money In Global Health Programs

“The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and its partners could save more lives with the same amount of money by allocating it in ways designed to maximize the positive impact on health,” according to a consultative draft report (.pdf) of the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) Value…

British PM Cameron Lists Major Issues To Be Addressed At G8 Summit

Noting “Britain is hosting this year’s G8 summit, which gets underway next week (June 17-18) in Northern Ireland,” VOA News reports, “Prime Minister David Cameron has listed the major issues he wants leaders to tackle when they gather at the Lough Erne resort.” The news service notes G8 Research Center…

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