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Investigación y docencia en Venezuela: en contra de todas las dificultades

Venezuela es la puerta de entrada a Sur América. Ubicada al norte del continente y bañada por el mar Caribe, es uno de los puntos Read More

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Against all odds: medical research and education in Venezuela

Venezuela is the entrance to South America. Located in the north of the continent, bathed by the Caribbean Sea, Venezuela is one of the first places Read More

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Informal Caregivers in an Aging Society: An Interview with Len Fishman

Len Fishman, JD, is the Director of the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. This Read More

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Investing in pre-crisis financial risk management eases post-disaster recovery needs

Young girl in an evacuation center, 2009. Philippines. Photo: Jerome Ascano / World Bank Since natural disasters can strike anywhere and anytime, making far-sighted preparations is much more effective than scrambling to respond to a crisis. I recognized this after Hurricane Mitch ravaged Honduras and my grandmother had to be evacuated because the local river swelled to the second floor of her home.   As climate change intensifies extreme weather events across much of the planet, countries are seeking the World Bank Group’s support to improve both their physical and financial resilience to disasters


Motivating health workers up to a limit: partial effects of performance-based financing on…

Background: In 2012, the Nigerian government launched performance-based financing (PBF) in three districts providing financial incentives to health workers based on the quantity and quality of service provision.


Investigación y docencia en Venezuela: en contra de todas las dificultades

Reaching out our community with flu vaccinations.

Venezuela es la puerta de entrada a Sur América. Ubicada al norte del continente y bañada por el mar Caribe, es uno de los puntos Read More


Against all odds: medical research and education in Venezuela

Basic Life Support course in the Nurses Training School

Venezuela is the entrance to South America. Located in the north of the continent, bathed by the Caribbean Sea, Venezuela is one of the first places Read More


Calls Increase For Congress To Reconvene During Recess To Pass Zika Funding Legislation

Forbes: Obama Tries to Budge Congressional Republican Resistance Against Zika Funding “At President Obama’s press conference on August 4, he tried to awaken Congress about its failure to pass a $1.1 billion funding bill to deal with the looming Zika pestilence…” (Tiefer, 8/4). The Hill: HHS warns: Zika vaccine funding running dry “The Obama administration…More


Some Advocates Regret Lack Of Hard Timeline In Clinton’s AIDS Plan; Development Experts…

The Advocate: Here’s What Was Missing From Hillary’s HIV Plan “Hillary Clinton has an updated plan to end the AIDS epidemic both nationally and internationally. The plan, released Monday, included many applause-worthy commitments to achieve this end, which will go into motion if Clinton becomes president. … Yet Clinton’s plan is missing a key element:…More


Informal Caregivers in an Aging Society: An Interview with Len Fishman

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Len Fishman, JD, is the Director of the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. This Read More


International Community Should Pool Resources To Address Threats Of Antibiotic Resistance,…

Project Syndicate: The Global Security Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance Tadataka Yamada, venture partner at Frazier Healthcare Partners “…The global threat of emerging or resistant infections must be viewed first and foremost in [the context of investing in national defense and security], with all countries committed to providing financing, intellectual capital, and available resources to support…More


Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Congress’s Inaction On Emergency Funding For Zika…

Washington Post: The wrong way to fight disease Editorial Board “…It was irresponsible of Congress to leave town for the summer with President Obama’s $1.9 billion request [for emergency Zika funding] up in the air. It also underscores a larger problem: The system for financing public health emergencies is flawed. … This is not only a…More


The role of blended finance in the 2030 Agenda: setting out an analytical approach

The potential role of blended finance – the use of public-sector funds to mobilise private investments for the financing of development projects – has gained increasing interest and recognition from international policy dialogues and recent UN agreements. This includes the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Donors are already pledging to scale up their efforts to use aid in blended finance partnerships with private actors. We therefore need to improve the evidence base on blended finance, which is currently very limited, to ensure it can reach its full potential in financing the 2030 Agenda and that its impacts are understood, transparent and accountable. This paper sets out 10 key questions we intend to answer on blended finance.


Human Rights Must Be Included In Health-Related Innovative Finance Mechanisms, Public-Private…

Daily Maverick: Op-Ed: Decisions in the Dark? Global Health Financing in the Post-Aid Era Julia Greenberg, director of the Global Health Financing Initiative at the Open Society Foundations “…Questions about how to fill the funding gap left by the withdrawal of foreign assistance for health are gaining prominence among donors, civil society actors, and the…More


Private Sector Funding Necessary To Bolster Efforts To Reach Sustainable Development Goals,…

Public Finance International: Public sector cannot go it alone on aid financing, says OECD “The involvement of the private sector is urgently needed to fill the substantial gap left by public money in funding the Sustainable Development Goals, according to the OECD [in its annual Development Cooperation Report]. While public funding sources delivered a record…More


AIDS 2016: TB preconference highlights response stymied by neglect of patient needs and…

Categories: AIDS2016DURBAN, South Africa –  Calling for change in approaches to tuberculosis to address poverty, malnutrition and human rights, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease leader Jose Luis Castro, at a pre-conference event here Saturday, urged TB responders globally to embrace patient-centered approaches and language. That includes ending the use of nomenclature such as “TB suspect” and TB defaulters,” […](Read more…)


Pandemic Financing Facility Will Help Stem Future Disease Outbreaks, World Bank President Jim…

The Guardian: Escalation of Ebola crisis could have been avoided, says World Bank president “The catastrophic Ebola outbreak in West Africa could have been snuffed out as early as the summer of 2014 had sufficient money been available, according to Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank president. … In an interview with the Guardian, Kim…More


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