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Devex Examines USAID Local Funding Trends

Devex: USAID Forward: Where the local funding is going “While hardly the only major donor to steadily move funding to the local level in recent years, few donors have been as ambitious in going local as the U.S. Agency for International Development. Back in 2010, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah set…

PIH Announces Partnership To Tackle MDR-TB With New Drugs

Partners in Health: A New Partnership to Change MDR-TB Treatment around the World Partners in Health announces that it has received a four-year, $60 million grant from UNITAID “to bring two new drugs to 17 countries in which MDR-TB [(multidrug-resistant tuberculosis)] poses a significant burden. Called ‘END-TB,’ this project is…

NTD Donor Group Hosts Inaugural Event

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: New NTD Donor Group Launches in London, U.K. Aparna Barua of the Sabin Foundation discusses the inaugural event of the Sabin City Group, a partnership between corporate institutions in the U.K. and the charity Sabin Foundation Europe (SFE), the U.K. partner…

Lack Of Donor Funding Threatens Humanitarian Relief In CAR, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: Relief funds nearly exhausted for crisis in Central African Republic — U.N. agencies “Less than a week after an urgent funding appeal by the heads of the lead U.N. food and refugee agencies, lack of donor attention threatening to cut off aid to thousands trying to escape…

Gates Foundation Calls For Better Cost-Effectiveness In Global Health

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Gates Foundation Calls for More Principled Cost-Effectiveness in Health Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, discusses the challenges around cost-effectiveness “as a criterion for global health decision making and spending” and the…

New Online Magazine Hopes To Keep Aid Industry Accountable

Humanosphere: New online magazine DevBalls holds aid industry to account Development blogger Tom Murphy discusses the release of a new online magazine, DevBalls, written by those in the aid industry and according to its mission statement, “is here because aid can only become better when its absurdities and hypocrisies are…

Global Fund’s Equitable Access Initiative Raising Concerns Among Civil Society Groups

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global Fund ‘equitable access initiative’ doesn’t answer concerns first raised by tiered pricing task force plan Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, explores the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis…

NIH Funding To Support Malaria, Influenza Research

Reuters: U.S. backs new genetic research on infectious diseases “The U.S. National Institutes of Health [NIH] has awarded $25 million to the J. Craig Venter Institute to back an initiative to study infectious diseases like malaria and influenza at the genetic level to help find better treatments and preventive measures…”…

Humanitarian Needs Rise In Syria; U.S. Pledges $290M In Assistance

News outlets report on the rising humanitarian needs in Syria and a U.S. pledge to commit $290 million in humanitarian assistance to the war-torn country. The Hill: U.S. pledges $290M in humanitarian aid to Syrian victims “Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday announced $290 million in humanitarian assistance to…

Devex Interviews PSI Head About ‘Unconventional Financing’ For Health Outcomes

Devex: How innovative finance can pay for global health ‘best buys’ “…Devex Editor Rolf Rosenkranz sat down with PSI President and CEO Karl Hofmann to learn how his organization is exploring ‘unconventional financing’ options to sustain funding for health outcomes in the developing world…” (Igoe, 6/4).

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