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Donors, NGOs Request Emergency Funding For Food Crisis In Central America

Devex: Little relief in Central America’s food crisis “The worst drought in a decade has brought parts of Central America to the brink of what has been called an emerging food crisis. Unless ‘urgently needed’ funds materialize soon, two million people who are currently food-insecure could face an even more…

Multilateral, Cooperative Funding Options Must Be Established For SDGs To Succeed

Project Syndicate: New Frontiers in Development Finance Mahmoud Mohieldin, corporate secretary and the president’s special envoy at the World Bank Group, and Marco Scuriatti, special assistant at the Office of the President’s Envoy on the Post-2015 Agenda at the World Bank Group “…To support this joint approach [to funding for…

Innovation, Integrated Interventions Needed To Tackle NTDs

Devex: What not to neglect in tackling NTDs “…[Dirk Engels, head of WHO’s NTD department,] suggested turning to innovative financing streams such as development impact bonds or performance-based financing. … But he cautioned against limiting innovation to mobilizing resources. Further, the global health community shouldn’t fixate on targeting diseases individually,…

Deutsche Welle Examines Access To Medical Care, Treatment For People In Poor Regions

Deutsche Welle: All the health money can buy “…Facing death through preventable disease — it’s a common situation for the 1.2 billion people the World Health Organization estimates live in extreme poverty, living on less than $1 per day. No decent accommodation, no access to clean water or adequate sanitation…

West African Nations Should Develop, Control Post-Ebola Recovery Plans, Donors Say

The Guardian: Aid donors say Ebola-hit countries must direct effort to rebuild their economies “Leaders of the three West African countries worst affected by Ebola will meet donors and partners in March to discuss how to regenerate their economies. … One message coming from traditional donors is that the recovery…

HIV/AIDS Patients In Burkina Faso Face Potential Cuts To Food Aid, WFP Says

Associated Press: Burkina Faso: Food aid shortage threatens HIV patients “Thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso could soon face cuts in food assistance because of a funding shortage, the World Food Programme has warned. The shortage threatens more than 12,000 patients and other people affected by HIV/AIDS,…

Cancer Mortality Increasing In Africa, But Donors Continue Focus On Infectious Diseases

EurActiv: Cancer is the poor parent of development aid “The absence of prevention, poor infrastructure, lack of medical staff, and late diagnoses, but also an increase in life expectancy in low-income countries, have made cancer Africa’s new health scourge. … As for developed countries, who are public aid providers to…

More Concerted Global Effort Needed To Reduce Maternal, Newborn Mortality

Washington Post: In much of the world, the survival of newborns cannot be taken for granted Michael Gerson, opinion writer “…[T]he best way to strengthen a health system (as we’ve seen in vaccination campaigns and efforts to fight AIDS and malaria) is to pick and pursue an ambitious, achievable health…

WFP Head Appeals For More Funding, Flexibility To Achieve Zero Hunger

EurActiv: World Food Programme chief appeals for ‘more flexible’ aid “Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP), made an appeal [Monday] for more funds to fight hunger in crisis areas, but also for more flexibility on how to use the funding…” (Gotev, 2/23).