Science Magazine reports on the recent push to make preventing and treating cancer a global priority, particularly in developing countries, where it’s estimated “less than 5% of the world’s cancer resources are [currently] spent.”
Programs, Funding & Financing
“New models of financing and delivering development programmes are bringing far-reaching changes to the international public sector,” with “[t]raditional government-to-government transactions â€¦ giving way to complex networks of partners â€“ some of them from the private sector â€“ to provide everything from antiretroviral drugs and girls’ education to emergency food supplies,” the Financial Times reports in a piece that explores why such changes are taking place and their implications for future funding.
Main Take-Aways From GHME: Reflections on last week’s Global Health Metrics & Evaluation (GHME) conference in Seattle, Washington appeared in several blogs and a Lancet column: Lancet: Offline: Where was Europe? (Horton, 3/26) Karen Grepin’s “Global Health Blog”: A trip to the inside of the Global Health Sausage Factory (3/22)…
Increased Tax Revenues CanÂ Create ‘In-Roads Into Poverty Reduction’ “To improve living standards and create jobs,” African governments “need to provide their citizens with better health care, better education, more infrastructure. â€¦ How to pay for this â€“ in a way that is both fair and efficient â€“ is a question…
In recognition of World Tuberculosis Day on Thursday, the Financial Times published a series of stories on TB worldwide.
Also In Global Health News: AusAID Fraud; House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Responds To FY12 Budget; Drug Substitution Programs In Ukraine; Global Development Book
Documents Suggest Australian Aid Program Affected ByÂ Fraud, Corruption Documents show that Australia’sÂ “foreign aid program is plagued by record levels of fraud, with millions of dollars being stolen by corrupt officials and overseas agencies,” the Daily Telegraph reports. “AusAID has 175 cases of fraud under investigationÂ â€“ stretching across 27 countries and…
Marking World Water Day Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on behalf of the U.S. government, joined World Bank President Robert Zoellick in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance collaborative efforts between the groups to improve water and sanitation conditions for the world’s poor, the Epoch Times reports (Hayley, 3/22).
Lawmakers who are pushing for foreign aid budget cuts and placing global health and food security programs outside the realm of national security are focused on “very short-term financial gains” and, in turn, are discounting the long-term benefits of helping societies cut their disease burdens, Julie Fischer, head of the Stimson Center’s Global Health Security project, said in an interview Tuesday with the Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report’s Jaclyn Schiff.
Japanese officials plan to measure radiation levels in the ocean beyond the country’s borders on Tuesday and Wednesday, the International Atomic Energy Agency said, CNN reports.
Opinions: Counterfeit Medicines; Oral Rehydration Therapy; Increasing Access To Safe Drinking Water; Attracting R&D For Health Issues In Latin America
U.S. Must Lead In Global Fight Against Counterfeit Medicines “[T]he Obama administration and Congress should continue efforts to strengthen the safety of America’s drug supply and, simultaneously, coordinate a global response to the problem of counterfeit drugs,” Thomas Kubic, president & CEO of the Pharmaceutical Security Institute and a former…