What do we palliate? Caring for the sick and the poor

José1 is a man in his sixties from rural Guatemala with cancer spread to his bones. He describes deep aches of his shoulders and hips, Read More

Controversy over transparency: why non-profits need to disclose their “real” overhead ratio

“The fact is an average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in our humanitarian services and programs.”[1] This is Read More

Research Training in Limited-Resource Settings: A Call for Equitable Partnerships

Dr. Jim Kim, the president of the World Bank and one of the founders of Partners in Health, recently gave a talk about changing the Read More


UNICEF’s New Strategy Combines Development Theories, Humanitarian Crises-Type Responses

Devex: As U.S. interest wanes, UNICEF pivots strategy “…The new strategy merges development theories with humanitarian urgency. UNICEF plugs into existing institutions to build a long-term response, but utilizing the extra personnel, expertise, and funding that humanitarian crises require. Particularly in protracted crises, the approach offers a way to build something permanent, while also spending…More

TB Advocates, Organizations Seek To Implement Funding Targets, Create More Innovative Finance…

Devex: Advocates to seek TB funding targets at 2018 high-level meeting “Global tuberculosis experts want to see numerical funding targets for combating the epidemic set at the first United Nations high-level meeting on the disease next year. Experts want to set additional targets for 2020 and 2025 linked with the World Health Organization’s End TB…More

CGD Blog Post Outlines Importance Of Research, Funding To Prepare For Next Ebola Outbreak

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Preparing for the Next Ebola Outbreak: Incentivizing the Right Type of Capacity Kalipso Chalkidou, director of global health policy and senior fellow at CGD, discusses a recent report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) “making the case for ‘Integrating Clinical Research into Epidemic…More

ONE Blog Post Advocates E.U. Make Long-Term Investments In Development Goals

ONE Blog: 2018 E.U. Budget: a long-term investment or a short-term makeshift? Stelios Stratinakis, a policy and advocacy intern with the ONE Campaign, discusses E.U. development spending, writing, “As negotiations continue, we are calling on the European Parliament as a whole and Member States to back the Budgets Committee’s proposals [to increase funding for health,…More

Advocates Seek 3rd U.N. High-Level Meeting On NCDs To Create New Financing Mechanisms; WHO…

Devex: Advocates seek noncommunicable disease funding mechanisms “Advocates are pushing for the third U.N. high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases next September to create new financing mechanisms, experts have told Devex. At a media briefing in Mexico City last week, experts from the NCD Alliance expressed concern with the lack of progress on tackling NCDs, which…More

U.N.’s Central Emergency Response Fund Reaches $450M Annual Goal, But More Needed To Address…

U.N. News Centre: U.N. emergency response fund reaches annual goal of $450 million, but more needed “The United Nations global emergency response fund has reached its 2017 funding target of $450 million, but much more is required given that the number of people in need of assistance is at a record high. … Recognizing that…More

Closing Global Health Funding Gap Requires Innovative, Private Financing, Increased Domestic…

The Lancet Global Health: Getting serious about financing the end of epidemics Chris Collins, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, discusses the global health financing gap and efforts needed to close this gap, writing, “Policymakers and global health advocates should take this up with urgency and be willing to…More

U.S. Project BioShield To Add 2 Vaccines, 2 Treatments For Ebola To National Stockpile

CIDRAP News: Project BioShield adds Ebola vaccines, drugs to U.S. stockpile “The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the first Project BioShield funding for Ebola countermeasures, which would add two vaccines and two treatments to the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS): a single-dose vaccine licensed by Merck, a prime-boost vaccine regimen from…More

WFP Cuts Food Rations To Refugees In Kenya, Appeals For $28.5M To Continue Assistance

Reuters: World Food Programme cuts rations for refugees in Kenya “The U.N. World Food Programme is cutting food rations by 30 percent for more than 400,000 refugees living in camps in Kenya due to insufficient funding, it said on Monday. … The World Food Programme said it needed $28.5 million to cover the food assistance…More

Investing In Health Workforce Critical To Achieving SDGs

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: To Achieve SDGs, Grow Economies, We Must Invest in the Frontline Health Workforce Vince Blaser, director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, discusses a recent event sponsored by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and other member and partner organizations on investing in the global health workforce. Blaser writes, “[S]everal funding streams…More

CFR Analysis Examines U.S. Funding To U.N.

Council on Foreign Relations’ “The Internationalist/International Institutions and Global Governance Program”: U.S. Funding for the United Nations: More Than Anybody Realizes? Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at CFR, discusses the nature of U.S. funding to the U.N., writing, “Fortunately, the Council on Foreign Relations has helped to clarify…More

Nearly Half Of All Abortions Performed In Unsafe Conditions Worldwide; U.S. Global Health…

CNN: Nearly half of all abortions each year worldwide are unsafe, study says “…A new study finds nearly half of all 55.7 million estimated abortions around the world each year between 2010 and 2014 were performed in an unsafe manner, putting women at risk for serious complications. The study, published Wednesday in the journal The…More

UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé Discusses 90-90-90 Targets, Global AIDS Funding In GHN…

Global Health NOW: HIV/AIDS: From Despair to Hope, A Q&A with Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director, Part I “UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé can happily list the recent successes that the global community has scored against HIV/AIDS. And he can update you on progress of the 90-90-90 targets … In the first part of this…More

USAID Presents 5 Highlights Of U.S. Participation At U.N. General Assembly

USAID/Medium: Five Highlights From USAID at the U.N. General Assembly This article summarizes five highlights from U.S. participation in last week’s United Nations General Assembly, including “1. The President’s First Speech at the U.N. … 2

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