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Transparency Critical To Development Aid Effectiveness

Humanosphere: Development aid is growing, but we still can’t track how most is spent Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses the importance of transparency for development aid spending, citing recent reports from Publish What You Fund and the OECD. He concludes, “When countries rely on foreign aid, they make decisions based…

Continued Investments Necessary To Eliminate Malaria, Experts Say On World Day

CNN: World Malaria Day: Funds dwindling after ‘success’ “Bold U.N. targets to eradicate malaria are likely to be missed if governments continue to cut back aid budgets due to waning political commitment, according to a report in The Lancet. Countries with a good track record in combating the killer disease,…

World Can Eliminate Trachoma In 4 Years With $1B Investment, Experts Say

The Guardian: With $1bn, blinding trachoma can be eliminated in four years — experts “Eliminating blinding trachoma worldwide within four years is ‘highly doable’ but it would cost US$1bn, the world’s leading eye health experts estimate. The ambitious goal is backed up by the findings of a global mapping project,…

Continued U.S. Investment In HIV Prevention Critical To Women’s Health In Africa

Washington Post: Letter to the Editor: How Americans help Africans fight HIV Zeda Rosenberg, founding chief executive of the International Partnership for Microbicides “…Important HIV prevention programs funded by U.S. taxpayers can significantly reduce new infections among vulnerable girls and women so they can stay healthy and thrive. … There…

GHTC Hosts Event Launching Annual Policy Paper On Global Health Research

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Report proposes innovative approaches to spurring global health innovations Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on an event to launch the Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “most recent policy report on advancing global health research and development.…

PMI Releases 10th Annual Report To Congress, Saying U.S. Leadership Shows ‘Immense Success’

President’s Malaria Initiative: A Decade of Progress: 10th Annual Report to Congress “…The U.S. government’s leadership and its financial and technical contributions through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) have been central to the remarkable achievements of the past decade. The story of U.S. leadership in the fight against malaria is one…

Financial Times Health Report Examines Vaccine Research, Development, Funding

Financial Times: FT Health: Vaccines “In today’s connected world, where outbreaks of infectious disease can spread faster than ever, scientists and health workers are under pressure to develop vaccines to fight new threats like Ebola and Zika. Innovation and cooperation will be needed to beat the next pandemic…” The special…

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