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Homegrown philanthropy: the rise of local giving in the south

A new breed of funders in emerging economies could offer sustainable, relevant funding for local development needs. Continue reading: Homegrown philanthropy: the rise of local…

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Private health care for diarrhea in Africa kills 20,000 kids annually

A nurse gives oral rehydration salts to a two-year-old in Sierra Leone. UNICEF Children in sub-Saharan Africa who suffer from diarrhea are receiving lifesaving treatment at a lower rate when visiting private hospitals as compared to public ones. Closing that gap would save an estimated 20,000 lives each year. When a child present signs of … Continue reading →

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How Rwandan Health Sector Rose From ‘Drips’ Induced By 1994 Genocide @NewTimesRwanda

An article by Dr. Joseph Kamugisha on how the post-Genocide Rwandan government has rejuvenated the Rwandan health sector through insurance, education, human rights and more….

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The Daily Impact: Acute Malnutrition Risk for 250k Children in South Sudan

April 23, 2014 UNICEF warns that the current crisis in South Sudan is placing 250,000 children at risk of dying from malnutrition, warns UNICEF. From VOA: UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulieroc told VOA more than 3.7 million people in South Sudan are at high risk of not getting enough to eat.  Among them, he said are 740,000 children under age five.  “This means that if nothing is done to increase, to scale up the action against malnutrition – that means that 50,000 children under five could die unless they benefit from treatment …  But, the violence is really worsening the situation in this regard,” he said. UNICEF staff report many people are resorting to eating wild foods, such as bulbs and grasses. They warn the continuing conflict between the government and rebels is forcing more people to flee their homes. If the violence persists, it notes farmers might miss the planting season, which would increase child malnutrition to heights never seen before.


Global leaders show unprecedented support for maternal and child health

In September 2013, World Bank, UNICEF, USAID, Norway committed an unprecedented $1.15 billion over the next three years to advance progress toward Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, and to get essential services and medicines to women and children who need them most. This commitment could position countries to be able to help save 3 million lives.  Ray Chambers, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and For Malaria, shares his thoughts on this extraordinary event. ; The post Global leaders show unprecedented support for maternal and child health appeared first on PSI Impact Blog.


Homegrown philanthropy: the rise of local giving in the south

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A new breed of funders in emerging economies could offer sustainable, relevant funding for local development needs. Continue reading: Homegrown philanthropy: the rise of local…


IHP news 267: Happy Easter!

Dear Colleagues, It’s Friday, so my coffee consumption is going through the roof. The Christians among you probably have other things to do this weekend, so we’ll keep this intro short. The atheists, agnostics, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and new agers among you will surely not mind. As for the “Socialist” who has his very own religion, global health, maybe this weekend is a good time to chant his planetary manifesto together with his beloved ones.   In this week’s guest editorial, Agnes Nanyonjo ( from the Malaria Consortium Uganda, and also an EV 2012) provides some of her impressions of the 2014 Geneva Health Forum, focusing mostly on day 1 of the three-day conference


Private health care for diarrhea in Africa kills 20,000 kids annually

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A nurse gives oral rehydration salts to a two-year-old in Sierra Leone. UNICEF Children in sub-Saharan Africa who suffer from diarrhea are receiving lifesaving treatment at a lower rate when visiting private hospitals as compared to public ones. Closing that gap would save an estimated 20,000 lives each year. When a child present signs of … Continue reading →


Blog Post Examines IHME Report On Global Health Financing

A post in the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines the “Financing Global Health 2013: Transition in an Age of Austerity” report published by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation. “While development assistance to middle and low-income countries for global health reached an all-time high last year, assistance for ‘the main…More


Visualizing health funding gaps in West and Central Africa

IHME Earlier this week, Humanosphere reported on the overall trends in funding for global health – fairly steady, mostly flat the last few years, and perhaps in need of a re-focus. But which countries need help the most on the health front? That critical question came up at the April 8 launch event for this … Continue reading →


IHP news 266: The IHME report on global health financing

Dear Colleagues, Some of you are on early Easter holidays, so we’ll try to keep this newsletter a bit shorter than usual. Other good reasons for keeping it brief, is that Richard Horton occasionally pops up in my dreams now (which I’d like to avoid), and that I have to pick up my son from a table tennis camp, later this afternoon. In this newsletter we focus, among other issues, on the annual IHME report, ‘Financing Global Health 2013: Transition in an Age of Austerity’. Very nice report, apparently; on Twitter we learnt Chris Murray got a well-deserved “reception like a rock star”, when the report was launched. Unfortunately, the title is just plain wrong (granted, Bono himself gets it wrong on some issues too)


$45 million TB cut will not affect “aggregate U.S. support,” Shah says

But doesn’t explain how  . . . When USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah went to Congress to discuss the Obama administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2015, he began with remarks in which he made no mention of tuberculosis and aside from a mention of “creating an AIDS-free generation,” made no mention of the global […](Read more…)


How Rwandan Health Sector Rose From ‘Drips’ Induced By 1994 Genocide @NewTimesRwanda

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An article by Dr. Joseph Kamugisha on how the post-Genocide Rwandan government has rejuvenated the Rwandan health sector through insurance, education, human rights and more….