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Reviewing The IHME ‘Financing Global Health 2012′ Report

In the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Global Health Policy” blog, Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and a senior fellow at CGD, reviews the recently released 2012 edition of “Financing Global Health” by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. She writes that the top line message from the report…

Haiti Launches $2.2B, 10-Year Plan To Eradicate Cholera

“The Haitian government’s $2.2 billion, 10-year plan to eradicate cholera was launched on Wednesday against the backdrop of the U.N.’s rejection of a legal claim from more than 5,000 victims” that sought compensation for the cholera epidemic, which “has killed more than 8,000 people and infected nearly 648,000” and is thought to…

The Atlantic Examines ‘Paradigm Shift’ In Global Health Response

“The world has an ‘historic opportunity’ to contain and end three of humanity’s deadliest scourges by focusing on their ‘hot zones,’ according to Mark Dybul, the newly appointed director of the Geneva-based Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria,” the Atlantic reports in an article examining a “paradigm shift” in the…

Blog Examines Future Of European Union Aid

In a post in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, Elisa Baldini, an advocacy and campaigns officer with Plan E.U., examines the future of European Union aid, writing, “Last week, European Union leaders came together for a decisive summit to discuss how much they think the E.U. should spend…

Blogs Address IHME Report On Global Health Funding

“Last week, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) released ‘Financing for Global Health: The End of the Golden Era?,’ its fourth annual report analyzing trends in Development Assistance for Health (DAH) from 1990 through 2009, with estimates through 2011,” the Maternal Health Task Force blog reports, noting, “One of the areas where…

Public Health, Social Policies Can Positively Affect Children’s Lives

“Specific calls for global action on health and other social issues can have a major effect on children’s life chances, concludes a report that compared data on laws and public policies affecting children in 191 countries,” BMJ reports. “Children’s Chances,” a report by Jody Heymann, dean of the Fielding School of Public Health at…

AIDS-Free Generation Is Within Reach But Only With Fully-Funded Global Fund

In the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog, ACTION Director Kolleen Bouchane highlights President Barack Obama’s mention of global development and global health in Tuesday’s State of the Union address. “So the United States will join with our allies to eradicate such extreme poverty in the next two decades, by connecting more people…

GHTC Report Warns Of Cuts To U.S. Global Health Funding, Provides Steps To Strengthen Global Health R&D

“According to a new report released Tuesday by the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), a U.S. umbrella group, sequestration could shrink global health spending at the State Department and USAID,” as well as the National Institutes of Health, Inter Press Service reports in an article examining “the global health impact of historic, sweeping cuts…

Twenty Doctors Suspected Of Embezzling Funds From GAVI Arrested In Niger

“Niger arrested about 20 doctors suspected of embezzling funds from a charity promoting vaccination in poor countries, … judicial and police sources said on Monday,” Reuters reports. “The new investigation centers on some $1.5 million donated between 2007 and 2010 by the GAVI Alliance, backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,…