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Blog, Forthcoming Paper Examine PEPFAR’s ‘Financial Flows’

Noting the release of the Institute of Medicine’s PEPFAR evaluation and “our own work-in-progress on PEPFAR’s value for money and data management,” Victoria Fan, a research fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD), and Rachel Silverman, a research assistant at CGD, highlight “two focus areas that … are the subject of…

Humanosphere Blog Examines Kerry’s Commitment To Foreign Aid

“John Kerry has only held the office of U.S. Secretary of State for a few weeks but has already made it known that foreign aid is one of his priorities,” development blogger Tom Murphy writes in Humanosphere, adding, “Kerry says he will fight to maintain the budget of USAID and make…

Coalition Of Aid Groups Warn Of Sequestration’s Effects On Humanitarian Aid In Open Letter

“A coalition of aid groups including CARE, Catholic Relief Services, InterAction, the International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Refugees International, World Vision, and many others delivered a letter [.pdf] to the White House and Congress Wednesday pointing out that 2013 has already been a year where the resources devoted to humanitarian assistance have…

‘Cap-And-Trade System’ Proposal For Global Health Funding

In a PLoS Medicine “Policy Forum” article, Luis Carrasco, Richard Coker, and Alex Cook of the National University of Singapore propose “a cap-and-trade system” for global health funding that is based on “global carbon permit markets to mitigate climate change.” The authors note, “Under this system, high-income and middle-income countries…

Blog Profiles Ranking Republican On Senate HHS Appropriations Subcommittee

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog profiles Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies. Moran is an advocate of funding for the National Institutes of Health, the blog notes, adding that…

Blog Examines Potential Impact Of Sequestration On Global Health

Noting “several federal agencies released new details about the impact of sequestration on their budgets and programs,” the Global Health Technologies Coalition’s Communications Officer Kim Lufkin writes in the group’s “Breakthroughs” blog, “The GHTC and others in the global health and research communities have long stressed the importance of preventing…

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…

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…

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…

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