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Kaiser Family Foundation Report: NGO Engagement in U.S. Global Health Efforts

Executive Summary:  Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are key partners in U.S. global health efforts. Indeed, a significant share of U.S. government funding for global health is Read More

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Congress adds $300 million to PEPFAR for FY15

The world’s largest humanitarian and health program dedicated to defeating a single disease will have more to work with in the coming year, with a Congressional spending bill released Tuesday that increases, or maintains from last year’s allocations almost all areas of global health spending for fiscal year 2015. The bill includes a $300 million […](Read more…)

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Tracking Rural Health Facility Financial Data in Resource-Limited Settings: A Case Study from Rwanda

Reliable financial data are essential for health policy formulation and implementation, as well as for monitoring and evaluation.  PLOS Medicine: Tracking Rural Health Facility Financial Read More

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Kaiser Family Foundation Report: NGO Engagement in U.S. Global Health Efforts

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Executive Summary:  Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are key partners in U.S. global health efforts. Indeed, a significant share of U.S. government funding for global health is Read More


Achieving UHC Goal Will Help End Extreme Poverty

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Ending Extreme Poverty in Asia through Universal Health Coverage Kristina Yarrow, a senior health technical specialist in the Asia Bureau, and Caroline Ly, a health economist in the Bureau for Global Health’s Office of Health Systems, write, “By financing policies that focus on increasing equity and access to quality essential health services —…More


Rwanda’s evolving community health worker system: a qualitative assessment of client and…

Background: Community health workers (CHWs) can play important roles in primary health care delivery, particularly in settings of health workforce shortages.


Congress adds $300 million to PEPFAR for FY15

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The world’s largest humanitarian and health program dedicated to defeating a single disease will have more to work with in the coming year, with a Congressional spending bill released Tuesday that increases, or maintains from last year’s allocations almost all areas of global health spending for fiscal year 2015. The bill includes a $300 million […](Read more…)


Kaiser Family Foundation Analysis Examines Global Funding For Malaria Control, Elimination, R&D

Kaiser Family Foundation: Global Financing for Malaria: Trends & Future Status A new Kaiser Family Foundation report “provides an analysis of malaria funding trends for control and elimination and R&D activities over time compared to the estimated need presented in the GMAP [(Global Malaria Action Plan)]. It also looks ahead to assess projected funding availability.”…More


Tracking Rural Health Facility Financial Data in Resource-Limited Settings: A Case Study from Rwanda

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Reliable financial data are essential for health policy formulation and implementation, as well as for monitoring and evaluation.  PLOS Medicine: Tracking Rural Health Facility Financial Read More


Cost-effectiveness of hepatitis C screening and treatment in Egypt

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Global Fund investments in human resources for health: innovation and missed opportunities for…

Background Since the early 2000s, there have been large increases in donor financing of human resources for health (HRH), yet few studies have examined their effects on health systems.


Payday, ponchos, and promotions: a qualitative analysis of perspectives from non-governmental…

Background: Community health workers (CHWs) have been central to broadening the access and coverage of preventative and curative health services worldwide.


New 15 minute test for Ebola to be trialled in Guinea

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Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA) | A rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test for the Ebola virus will be trialled in the coming weeks Read More


Major Progress at the Global Fund: One-Year ‘More Health for the Money’ Update

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Last September, we released a report on how the Global Fund could get more health for its money. In it, we offered several concrete suggestions for improvements in several different value-for-money domains, all with an eye toward maximizing the health impact of every dollar spent. A lot can change in a year


Want to end AIDS by 2030? Engage the private sector

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In July 2014, UNAIDS released a report suggesting that the end of AIDS is in sight. The report boldly proposed that AIDS could be eliminated Read More


Realizing the Vision of Swasth Bharat through Fiscal Federalism in India

This is a joint post with Anit Mukherjee. Related Research Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers for Health: Overview Framework and Lessons Learned Working Group on Fiscal Transfers for Health In his early days as India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi has shown remarkable leadership in all sectors, including health, for which he’s articulated his vision to create a Swasth Bharat, a Healthy India.


Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves Partners: Pledge $413M

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Media sources report on pledges made during the Cookstoves Future Summit that took place in New York last week. Devex: Partners pledge $413M for clean cookstoves “…[T]he Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves seeks to deliver clean cookstoves to 100 million people by 2020, and at the recent Cookstoves for Future Summit in New York the…More


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