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Development Aid Spending Reached Record Level In 2013, OECD Report Says

News outlets note that official development aid spending rose to a record high in 2013, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Devex: Foreign aid spending by OECD-DAC donors rises to all-time high in 2013 “Spending on official development aid rose by 6.1 percent…

Global Health Spending Hits Record High As Donor Sources Shift, Analysis Shows

Media sources examine a new analysis from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation showing global health funding hit a record high in 2013. Health Affairs Blog: Health Affairs Web First: Global Health Funding In 2013 Five Times Greater Than 1990 “…A new study, being released today…

USAID Increasingly Funding Work Through Local Groups, New York Times Reports

New York Times: In Switch, Development Agency Welcomes Business and Technology to Poverty Fight USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, “who will face tough questions about his $20 billion budget in testimony to Congress on Tuesday, has set off a fierce debate over the way the agency operates and the usefulness of…

Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding World Health Day

The following opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding World Health Day, recognized annually on April 7. The Guardian: Improving disease control in emergencies Rich McEachran, a finalist in the Guardian International Development Journalism competition “…There are several areas where aid groups can focus their attention to help stop the spread of…

Canada Supporting Polio Eradication, Child Health Efforts Wordwide

Ottawa Citizen: Op-Ed: On the brink of polio eradication Peter Crowley, head of polio for UNICEF “…Nearly three decades ago, governments and global health leaders including UNICEF, the World Health Organization and Rotary International created the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a public-private partnership to achieve a polio-free world. The government…

IFRC Brings Attention To Dengue In New Report

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has published a special report on dengue, titled “Dengue: Turning up the volume on a silent disaster.” The report’s homepage states, “To end the silent suffering of individuals, families, children and communities who continue to bear the burden of…

Crucial Civilian Aid ‘In Jeopardy’ In Afghanistan

Foreign Policy: Let Me Down Easy Anja Manuel, partner at Rice Hadley Gates LLC and lecturer at Stanford University, and Justine Isola, associate at Rice Hadley Gates LLC “…Since the war in Afghanistan began more than a decade ago, U.S. civilian aid to Afghanistan has largely — if unintentionally –…

USAID Launches U.S. Global Development Lab

Media sources report on USAID’s launch of its new U.S. Global Development Lab. Devex: USAID, Hillary Clinton launch Global Development Lab for game-changing innovations “The day is finally here. After four years in the works, multiple name changes, and numerous launch delays, the U.S. Agency for International Development is finally…

Ban Urges African Leaders To Fund Malaria Eradication Efforts

U.N. News Centre: U.N. chief, in Brussels, urges scaled-up investment in fight against malaria “Highlighting the critical importance of keeping investments in health high on the international development agenda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encouraged African decision-makers today to fund programs for the eradication of malaria…” (4/3).