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January WHO Bulletin

This month’s bulletin features articles about the following: • The Ebola epidemic:   – a turning point for global health   – relects the global health workforce crisis   – vaccine Read More

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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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Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance On Track To Raise Funding Target Of $7.5B; U.S. To Commit $1B…

Bloomberg News: GAVI Close to Reaching $7.5 Billion Vaccines Fund Target “The Gavi Alliance, the world’s biggest funder of vaccines for developing countries, has reached more than 75 percent of its target of raising $7.5 billion from donors for financing its activities from 2016 to 2020…” (Kitamura/Bennett, 1/26). Devex: U.S. to commit $1B to Gavi…More


Patently unfair: On the need for more equitable drug pricing

For this Humanosphere podcast, we are talking to James (aka Jamie) Love, director of an organization that works for social justice and equity in the realm of intellectual property – patents, copyrights and those sorts of things. The organization Love runs, based in DC, has the somewhat inscrutable name of Knowledge Ecology International and it has


Creating Separate Entity Under WHO To Address Health Emergencies ‘Ought To Be Taken…

The Lancet: Offline: Solving WHO’s “persisting weaknesses” (part 2) Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…What if we accepted that financing arrangements for WHO hampered its ability to fulfill this core mandate? Perhaps one option would be to create a fully and independently funded body, still under the leadership of WHO but separated financially and…More


Cost-effectiveness analysis of a voucher scheme combined with obstetrical quality improvements:…

The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in Uganda has declined significantly during the last 20 years, but Uganda is not on track to reach the millennium development goal of reducing MMR by 75% by 2015.


The administrative costs of community-based health insurance: a case study of the community…

Community-based health insurance expansion has been proposed as a financing solution for the sizable informal sector in low-income settings.


January WHO Bulletin

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This month’s bulletin features articles about the following: • The Ebola epidemic:   – a turning point for global health   – relects the global health workforce crisis   – vaccine Read More


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 Public Health, Ahead of Print.


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.


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