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Senate Appropriations Committee Hears Testimony From Administration Officials Urging Approval Of $6.2B In Emergency Ebola Funding

News outlets report on a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing Wednesday that discussed President Obama’s emergency request for Ebola funding. CQ News: Republicans Note Gaps in Ebola Emergency Funding Request “Senate GOP appropriators were critical of the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola crisis and vowed to closely scrutinize a $6.2…

$4B In Mid-Term Election Spending Could Go Far In Global Health

Huffington Post: 3 Things We Could Do With the Money Spent on the 2014 Midterm Elections Claire Standley, senior research scientist for the Global Health Security Program at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, and Sarah Kornblet, senior researcher in the program “This year’s mid-term…

Devex #HealthyMeans Opinion Pieces Address Global Health Challenges, Opportunities

Devex: Ensuring that no child dies for want of the right antibiotic Richard Francis, global head of Sandoz Devex: What Ebola has taught us about global health financing Rene Karsenti, chair of the IFFIm Board of Directors and president of the International Capital Market Association Devex: Every breath counts –…

Article Examines Global Health Funding Allocation Methodologies

Health Affairs: How A New Funding Model Will Shift Allocations From The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, And Malaria Victoria Fan, Amanda Glassman, and Rachel Silverman of the Center for Global Development “present a typology of three [funding] allocation methodologies to align [global health program] allocations with priorities” and…

Analysis Examines Subnational Health Spending, Implications For Donors

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Most Money for Health Is Subnational, But What Will Donors Do About It? Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, and Yuna Sakuma, research assistant at CGD, examine subnational health spending and “whether allocations of public money…

U.S. Urges IMF To Cancel $100M In Debt Owed By Ebola-Stricken West African Nations

Reuters: U.S. urges IMF to cancel debt of Ebola-stricken countries “The United States on Tuesday proposed that the International Monetary Fund write off some $100 million in debt it is owed by Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to free up more resources for those countries, the hardest hit by the…

Islamic States Pledge $85M For Health Systems Strengthening In Ebola-Hit Nations

Islamic Development Bank: OIC-IDB Ebola Conference Donors Pledge $85m to Strengthen Health Systems in Ebola Affected Countries “Donors to the joint Conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Islamic Development Bank, held in Jeddah, have announced an urgent financial aid package to countries suffering from the threat of…

Google Launches Campaign To Raise Money For Ebola Efforts

Agence France-Presse: Google to boost Ebola donations “Google launched a campaign Monday to raise money to fight Ebola, tossing $10 million into the pot and saying it will match donations to the fund two to one…” (11/11).