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Focus on Private Sector: A rapid strike force for aid

The Ebola response shows how firms can raise and deliver funding more quickly than other sectors, says Noshua Watson.

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Strengthen healthcare systems while fighting Ebola, responders tell Congress

Ebola responders returning from West Africa told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday that strengthening healthcare systems in Ebola affected countries must be a priority in the global response to the outbreak, both as part of recovery and long-term strategy. “People are not just dying from Ebola, they’re dying from malaria and […](Read more…)

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Health Service Delivery Reports in Uganda, Kenya, & Zambia

IHME and multiple partners release reports on the status of health service delivery in Uganda, Kenya, and Zambia, including the capacity of health facilities, ART programs, Read More

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Focus on Private Sector: A rapid strike force for aid

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The Ebola response shows how firms can raise and deliver funding more quickly than other sectors, says Noshua Watson.


Strengthen healthcare systems while fighting Ebola, responders tell Congress

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Ebola responders returning from West Africa told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday that strengthening healthcare systems in Ebola affected countries must be a priority in the global response to the outbreak, both as part of recovery and long-term strategy. “People are not just dying from Ebola, they’re dying from malaria and […](Read more…)


After Ebola: Five Lessons for Outbreak Response

The Obama Administration has requested $6.18 billion in emergency funding to fight and contain Ebola. The ask is now in the hands of Congress, but given that Ebola incidence seems to be on the decline in many (not all) districts in West Africa, some leaders are losing steam on the response. But sustained support to fight the current Ebola outbreak is still essential


Devex #HealthyMeans Opinion Pieces Address Global Health Challenges, Opportunities

Devex: Ensuring that no child dies for want of the right antibiotic Richard Francis, global head of Sandoz Devex: What Ebola has taught us about global health financing Rene Karsenti, chair of the IFFIm Board of Directors and president of the International Capital Market Association Devex: Every breath counts — help #FightPneumonia Keith Klugman, director…More


Most Money for Health Is Subnational, But What Will Donors Do About It?

In the big federal countries where global disease burden is concentrated, most public money for health isn’t ultimately spent by the national ministry of health, the traditional counterpart for global health funders and technical agencies. Instead, most money is programmed and spent subnationally (see figure 1).


Rapid Economic Growth Not Spurring Increase In African Health Care Spending

Los Angeles Times: African health spending lags despite rapid economic growth “…Ebola has focused attention on the inability of local [African] health systems to contain a major disease outbreak. But even in African nations untouched by the epidemic, health systems are struggling with insufficient financing and poor organization. That is holding back progress against malaria,…More


Health Service Delivery Reports in Uganda, Kenya, & Zambia

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IHME and multiple partners release reports on the status of health service delivery in Uganda, Kenya, and Zambia, including the capacity of health facilities, ART programs, Read More


Increased Health Care Spending In India Has Potential Individual, Societal Benefits

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: The Economics of Health in India Girindre Beeharry, director of the Gates Foundation’s India Country office, discusses health care financing in India and the potential benefits of increased spending on the household and macro levels (11/6).


World Bank’s IFC Pledges $450M For Ebola-Hit West African Nations; Bank Working To Establish…

News outlets report on the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation’s pledge of $450 million to the three countries hardest hit by Ebola — Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone — and efforts by the World Bank and other international agencies to establish an emergency epidemic fund. Associated Press: Ebola countries to get $450 million in financing…More


Obama Requests $6.2B For Domestic, West African Ebola Responses

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News outlets report on a request made Wednesday by President Barack Obama for $6.2 billion in emergency funding for Ebola responses in the U.S. and West Africa. The White House released a fact sheet on the request. Associated Press: Obama seeks $6.2 billion for Ebola fight “President Barack Obama on Wednesday asked Congress for $6.2…More


Shaping the Market for Global Health Data

This is a joint post with Prashant Yadav, University of Michigan The most valuable currency in global health programs today is accurate and reliable data, but such data—abundant in rich countries—does not exist for most low-income and lower-middle-income countries. And without data on past consumption and unmet needs, program planners and global financiers cannot budget appropriately, pharmaceutical and vaccine companies cannot plan investments, and it is harder to understand how programs are performing and how patients’ needs are changing over time. In OECD countries like the United States, Japan, and those of the European Union, organizations such as IMS Health collect data from a wide array of data sources throughout the health-care delivery chain


Selecting WHO’s Next Africa Regional Director: An Interview with Candidate Dr. Jean Marie…

In November the World Health Organization will select its next regional director for Africa. As we wrote in a previous blog, this position is not posted publicly and is without an independent mechanism in place to recommend, interview, and evaluate the best qualified candidates.


Ebola To Worsen Economies Of West African Nations, Experts Fear

News outlets report on the economic damage expected to occur in West Africa as a result of the Ebola epidemic. Reuters: IMF sees large financing needs next year for Ebola-hit countries “The International Monetary Fund foresees large financing needs next year in the three West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola…More


Selecting WHO’s Next Africa Regional Director: An Interview with Candidate Dr. Matshidiso…

In November, the World Health Organization will select its next regional director for Africa. As we wrote in a previous blog, this position is not posted publicly and has no independent mechanism in place to recommend, interview, and evaluate the best qualified candidates. We invited each candidate to use the Center’s platform to discuss his or her vision for the future of the WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO), how he or she sees current challenges, and why he or she is best suited for the position.


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