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Report Examines Philanthropic Aid For HIV/AIDS Initiatives In LMICs

“Philanthropic support for HIV/AIDS initiatives in low- and middle-income countries in 2012 totaled $500 million, or 5.4 percent of total international funding, a report from Funders Concerned About AIDS finds,” Philanthropy News Digest reports. “Produced with support from UNAIDS, the report [.pdf], ‘Global Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2012,’…

World Bank Coordinating Drive For ‘Results-Based Financing For Health’

“Governments in poor countries will increasingly see a portion of the aid they receive based on the proven outcome of donor-funded health projects, under a drive for improved accountability coordinated by the World Bank,” the Financial Times reports. “Norway, the U.K. and other industrialized countries met in Oslo on Wednesday…

Foreign Assistance Is ‘Smart,’ ‘Right Thing To Do’

“We are living through the greatest improvements in child survival and health in human history, and it is thanks in large part to U.S. poverty-focused development assistance, aka ‘foreign aid,'” Rev. John McCullough, president and CEO of Church World Service, and Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World,…

Opinion Pieces Respond To WHO World Malaria Report

The following is a summary of opinion pieces addressing the WHO’s World Malaria Report 2013, released Wednesday. Ray Chambers, Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog: “The big headline is that the fight against malaria has reduced by 50 percent the rate of children dying from malaria, and has saved more than 3.3…

G8 Sets 2025 Goal For Dementia Cure; U.K. To Double Funding For Dementia Research

“The developed world has committed itself to a scientific and social onslaught on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia at the G8 Dementia Summit in London,” the Financial Times reports (Cookson, 12/11). “Leading countries set a goal of finding a cure or effective treatment for dementia by 2025 on…

International Community Must Fill Funding Gap For AIDS, TB, Malaria

Despite “enormous gains made over the past decade to curb three devastating diseases: AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria … there is still a big gap between what’s been accomplished and what more could be done with sufficient financing,” a New York Times editorial states. The editorial summarizes progress against the diseases,…

Blog Posts Address World Malaria Report 2013

The following is a summary of blog posts addressing the WHO’s World Malaria Report 2013, released Wednesday. John Kerry, State Department’s “DipNote” blog: The report “confirms what many of us have long believed: we’re knocking on the door of doing what many fifteen years ago deemed impossible. The bottom line:…

CSIS Publication Examines Challenges Ahead For Global Fund

Noting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria recently secured $12 billion in new pledges at a replenishment conference, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and Katherine Bliss, a senior associate…

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