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Microfinance Has Potential To Increase Funding For Sanitation In Developing Countries

The Guardian: Can microfinance help boost sanitation coverage? Sophie Trémolet, water and sanitation economist, and Goufrane Mansour, water and sanitation specialist, both at Trémolet Consulting “…While microfinance is usually associated with income generation, rather than taps and toilets, growing evidence shows that it could be a solution for funding sanitation…

WHO-Led Fund Could Boost Vaccine Development For Potential Epidemic Diseases

New York Times: The Ebola Vaccine We Needed Editorial Board “…[T]he world needs a better mechanism for vaccine development. … Last month, the New England Journal of Medicine published a bold proposal by three doctors for an international vaccine fund with an initial capitalization of $2 billion. … The fund…

amfAR Database Features Information On PEPFAR Country, Regional Operational Plans, Funding

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: New site details how PEPFAR funding is spent Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, highlights a new database from amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, which “featur[es] a navigable database of PEPFAR country and regional operational plans…

Independent Global Health Risk Framework Aims To Improve Responses To Global Health Threats

New England Journal of Medicine: Creating a Global Health Risk Framework Victor J. Dzau, chair, and Judith Rodin, vice-chair of the International Oversight Group of the Global Health Risk Framework “…The Global Health Risk Framework (GHRF) initiative will build on lessons from the current Ebola outbreak and other major outbreaks…

CGD Blog Post Clarifies, Discusses Recommendations On U.S. Global Health Program Reform

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: You Ask, We Answer: What Would U.S. Global Health Reform Really Look Like? Amanda Glassman, vice president for programs, director of global health policy, and senior fellow at CGD, and Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst at CGD, discuss and clarify three recommendations…

Blog Posts Highlight Efforts On TB Prevention, Treatment, R&D

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Senators call on White House for bold TB Action Plan Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, notes, “With the deadline for submitting a national action plan to combat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis quickly approaching, a group of Senators has…

IRIN Examines Efforts To Reform U.S. Food For Peace Program

IRIN: U.S. Food Aid: Charity Begins At Home “More than 60 years after the U.S. Food for Peace program was launched, vested interests continue to hinder reforms to allow for more local sourcing of food aid. … The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which manages American aid programs, supports…

Blog Post Examines PEPFAR’s Commitment To Data Transparency

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy”: PEPFAR Takes a Lead on Data Transparency — Could Open Contracting Be Next? Charles Kenny, senior fellow, and Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst at CGD, discuss PEPFAR’s commitment to and leadership on data transparency, writing, “[T]his most recent move [to release more data…