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Domestic, Innovative Financing Will Advance Health Sector In Africa

Huffington Post: Investing in Health: African Countries Expand Domestic and Innovative Financing
Deborah Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

“… [T]his week’s summit provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress made through U.S. investments in institutions such as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to discuss the best way forward in improving health interventions in Africa, and to pave the way for continued economic growth in the region. … Though we still have a long way to go, domestic spending increases among African Union nations demonstrate growing political will — a sign that we are right on track. Most importantly, it sends a strong political message to international donors that their investments are working: the programs they support are gradually building healthier communities and enabling countries to take greater control of their health systems in a sustainable way” (8/6).