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Aid To Middle-Income Countries ‘Can Be Transformational’

The Guardian: Europe’s aid experience shows the value of supporting middle-income countries Jonathan Glennie, research associate at the Overseas Development Institute and the Centro De Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (Cepei), and Gail Hurley, development finance policy specialist at UNDP “How long should countries continue to receive international aid? With the majority…

Blog Examines Country-Level Income, Qualifications For Health Aid

In a post on the Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog,” Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and a senior fellow at CGD, examines new estimates on purchasing power parity and how countries qualify to receive health aid. “…Disease burden is concentrated in countries now classified as…

UNITAID Approves $160M For Investments In Hepatitis C, TB, Malaria

UNITAID has committed $160 million in new grants for investments in hepatitis C, drug-resistant tuberculosis, and malaria chemoprevention. According to a press release, “These innovative investments will reduce prices, overcome market barriers to access for patients, and generate crucial data on new products to speed up their introduction for those…

UNITAID Grants Aim To Improve Health Therapy Access

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” discusses recent grants from UNITAID totaling $160 million aimed at improving access to treatments for drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis C, and other therapies (Barton, 5/7).

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 243 of its “Global Fund Observer.” The issue includes articles on Global Fund reform, new grants, and supply chain challenges in Côte d’Ivoire, among others (5/7).

Governments, NGOs Must Account For TB Funding, Measure Programmatic Impacts

Huffington Post: Where Has All the Money Gone for Fighting Tuberculosis? Shelly Batra, founder and president of Operation ASHA “…Huge amounts of funds have been poured into a bottomless pit [in the name of TB elimination]. … This funding should have led to better outcomes, i.e. improved case detection and…

Fauci Discusses Importance Of Federal Research Funding At Briefing

At a congressional briefing hosted Wednesday by the Coalition for Life Sciences, Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discussed the importance of federal funding for research and development, the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” notes (Aziz, 5/8).

U.N. Urges Sustained Support For Prevention, Treatment Activities On World Malaria Day

On World Malaria Day (April 25), the U.N. “warned … that malaria maintains its impact on less developed countries, mainly in Africa, where millions of people lack needed attention,” and in a message marking the day, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “urged political leaders and health authorities of states where malaria…

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