The Guardian’s “Poverty Matters Blog” examines the effects of the withdrawal of international aid and debt relief from Madagascar following the country’s last coup in 2009.
Programs, Funding & Financing
Oumar Ibrahim Toure, a former Malian health minister, “has been indicted for his role over the misuse of donor funds to fight malaria and tuberculosis in the poor West African nation, Mali’s supreme court said in a statement” on Thursday, Reuters reports.
Malawi’s health care system is “facing major setbacks” after the U.K.’s Department for International Development (DFID) made its final aid disbursement to the country in March and decided not to renew a six-year spending commitment that ends this month, IRIN reports.
“Now is not the time for the United States â€“ or any other country â€“ to reduce spending on programs that deliver life-saving drugs at so tiny a cost,” a Des Moines Register editorial states, noting the relatively small cost of PEPFAR.
In his Washington Post column, Michael Gerson writes about British Prime Minister David Cameron’s approach to budget cuts.
More money, less waste and smarter programmes are urgently needed to consolidate precious gains in the war on AIDS and HIV, UNAIDS said” in a report released on Thursday ahead of the disease’s 30th anniversary and the beginning of the U.N. High Level Meeting on AIDS, Agence France-Presse reports.
The Kaiser Family Foundation launched a web-based tool, called “Global Health Interventions: A Review of Evidence,” as part ofÂ an effort to provide policy-relevant and accessible information on the efficacy of key global health interventions, including the strength of the evidence. The tool summarizes findings for a range of prevention and…
Bernhard Schwartlander and colleagues, on behalf of the Investment Framework Study Group, “propose a strategic investment framework that is intended to support better management of national and international HIV/AIDS responses than exists with the present system” in this Lancet article. According to the authors, the new framework “would avert 12.2…
Writing about the relationship between USAID and Pakistan on the agency’s “Impact blog”, J. Alexander Their, assistant to the administrator and director of the USAID Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, states, “Our shared priorities in energy, economic growth, stabilization, health, and education are directed to addressing both short and…
“The Congressional Research Service released a report last month, a copy of which Fox News exclusively obtained, showing that in fiscal year 2010, the latest year that data was available, the U.S. handed out a total of $1.4 billion to 16 foreign countries that held at least $10 billion in Treasury securities,” FoxNews.com reports.