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Global Financing Facility Shows Commitment To Health Of Women, Children

Devex: A tipping point for MNCH and nutrition? Reflections on an U.N.-usual General Assembly Joel Spicer, president of the Micronutrient Initiative “…U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Every Woman, Every Child event [during the U.N. General Assembly Meeting in September] saw Canada, Norway, and the United States mobilize more than $4 billion…

Blog Posts Discuss 2014 Aid Transparency Index

The following blog posts discuss the recently released 2014 Aid Transparency Index (ATI). Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: MCC Tops U.S. Government in Aid Transparency Again Sarah Rose, senior policy analyst with CGD, discusses the fourth annual ATI, noting, “…This year MCC ranks third (out of 68…

Gates Foundation Announces Next Phase Of Grand Challenges

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Announcing the Next Phase of Grand Challenges Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director of discovery and translational sciences in the Global Health Program of the Gates Foundation, discusses the 10th anniversary of Grand Challenges, writing, “Building on the lessons learned from the last decade of…

Democrats Request Hearing On U.S. Ebola Response Funding

The Hill: Dems ask for hearing on Ebola response funding “Democrats on a House Appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are calling for a hearing on funding to combat the Ebola outbreak…” (Shabad, 10/7).

U.N. Budget Committee Approves Funding For UNMEER Mission

U.N. News Centre: U.N. budget committee approves funding for U.N. Ebola response mission “The United Nations committee that deals with administrative and budgetary issues today adopted a resolution allocating funding for the newly established U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) and the Office of the Special Envoy on Ebola.…

Ebola Threatens West African Economic Growth, IMF, World Bank Warn

News outlets report on the World Bank and IMF’s concerns of economic loss that West African economies may face due to the Ebola epidemic. Agence France-Presse: IMF warns Ebola, budget strains endanger African growth “Sub-Saharan Africa’s rapid economic growth is set to continue this year and next, but Ebola and…

U.N. Warns Funding For Ebola Response ‘Lagging’

News outlets report on U.N. warnings that funding to address the Ebola epidemic is “lagging.” The Hill: U.N. warns anti-Ebola funds ‘lagging’ “Only one-quarter of the nearly $1 billion pledged to fight Ebola has been handed out, the United Nations said Friday. The affected countries in Africa have received $256…

Budget, Staff Cuts Weakened Global Responses To Ebola, Media Outlets Report

News outlets report on international responses to the Ebola epidemic, including how budget and staff cuts are hindering efficiencies. Bloomberg Businessweek: Ebola Flew to Dallas as Budgets to Fight Disease Waned “The loss of tens of thousands of public health jobs and smaller research budgets for infectious disease is leaving…

U.S. House Appropriators Request Ebola Plan; DoD Authorizes 1K Additional Troops

News outlets report that U.S. House appropriators have requested an Ebola response plan from the Obama administration, while the Department of Defense announced additional troops have been authorized for the response in West Africa. CQ News: Appropriators Seek More Information on Ebola Response Costs “The House’s top appropriators are requesting…