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NTD Program Suffers Setbacks From Lack Of Funding

SciDev.Net: Funding crunch hits neglected diseases plan “The Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) program — a global collaborative initiative supported by the Indian government to find affordable treatment for neglected tropical diseases — has suffered a temporary setback due to a funds crunch caused by tardy submission of funding estimates…”…

Devex Discusses 3 Questions Regarding GAVI’s Replenishment

Devex: 3 questions as GAVI approaches next replenishment “The GAVI Alliance is gearing up for a new replenishment, in which the organization plans to ask for more funds than it ever has before.” Devex discusses three questions to consider “before donors are once again requested to help vaccinate children around…

Highlighting World Malaria Day

Several sources recognize World Malaria Day, held annually on April 25. The President’s Malaria Initiative highlights a number of resources and events that underscore this year’s theme, “Invest in the Future: Defeat Malaria,” most notably its Eighth Annual Report to Congress, “which describes the U.S. Government’s contributions to the global…

Blog Lists University Centers To Receive World Bank Funding

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food for Thought” blog lists 19 university-based centers in West and Central Africa to receive $150 million in World Bank funding for advanced specialized studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related disciplines, agriculture, and health (4/23).

Development Banks Play A Role In Addressing NTDs

In a blog for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, the authors outline how “[p]artners from multiple sectors, including development banks, play an important role in the response to control and eliminate NTDs.” Examining the activities of a number of specific banks, they conclude that “[t]he ability to bring together…

Changing The Way The U.S. Gives Foreign Assistance

Politix: Getting Our Money’s Worth On Foreign Aid Diana Ohlbaum, senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies “…[F]oreign aid is only about 1 percent of our budget — and the part that is used to help the world’s poorest people is less than half that amount. These…

Action, Funding Needed To Alleviate Cholera In Haiti

New York Times: Haiti in the Shadow of Cholera “…The United Nations is in an awkward spot in this crisis. It has been blamed for bringing cholera to Haiti in the first place, through its negligent soldiers who contaminated a river with their sewage. Because it has steadfastly refused to…

Health Systems Strengthening Is Global Health Best Buy

In a post on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, blogger Jennifer James discusses PSI’s latest “Impact” magazine issue and a recent panel discussion held at the Center for Global Development, both of which highlight best buys in global health. “While many may automatically think of key…

CSIS Report Examines GAVI Replenishment

The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) has published a new report, titled “Replenishing GAVI in 2014: Options for U.S. Engagement.” The report, by Katherine Bliss, senior associate with CSIS Global Health Policy Center, “reviews GAVI’s progress and challenges during the current phase of operations and offers recommendations for…

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