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VOA Reports On World Bank, Global Fund Results-Based Financing Plan

VOA News reports on how the World Bank is working with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to help countries implement results-based financing health care programs, which “provid[e] incentives to direct medical care to patients or get the patient to the clinic.” According to the news agency, “Since 2007, the World Bank has funded results-based programs in 31 countries, enough to see that the program saves lives and stretches donor funds.” VOA adds, “Other major funding groups also are studying the plan. Similar programs might help keep girls in school where they can learn job skills and, at the same time, discourage child marriages and prevent teen pregnancy” (12/12).

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