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U.K. Announces New Aid Package To Treat, Prevent Malnutrition Among Yemeni Children

GOV.UK: New U.K. aid package to provide life-saving help to millions of Yemeni children at growing risk of famine “The U.K. is providing a major new U.K. aid package to help screen, prevent, and tackle malnutrition in Yemen, Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt announced today. … Today’s U.K.…

U.K. Plan To Reform Foreign Aid Faces Scrutiny Among Some Aid Experts, Shadow Government

Financial Times: U.K. seeks reforms on overseas aid spending “The U.K. wants to change the international definition of government aid spending to include profits from overseas investments, in the latest effort to increase the role of the private sector in development programs…” (Mance, 10/9). The Guardian: Penny Mordaunt’s planned shake-up…

U.K. Development Secretary Calls For Reinvestment Of Profits From Development Finance Institution, Would Count Toward 0.7% GNI Target

Devex: U.K. aid funding headed for ‘part privatization’ after new announcement, observers say “The United Kingdom aid chief wants to recycle profits from its private sector investments in a controversial move that could reduce the amount of funding the government puts toward official development assistance. In a speech delivered Tuesday…

European, Other Representatives Gather For WHO International Healthy Cities Conference

WHO: Representatives from cities around the world gather for Healthy Cities Conference “Representatives from 60 countries and more than 200 cities — roughly half of them located in the WHO European Region — have gathered in Belfast, United Kingdom, for the WHO International Healthy Cities Conference, taking place on 1-4…

U.K. Pledges £7.5M For Development Of Shorter TB Treatments

The Telegraph: U.K. pledges funding to speed up TB treatment “The U.K. government has pledged £7.5million for the development of three new treatments for tuberculosis, the world’s biggest infectious disease killer. International development secretary Penny Mordaunt made the announcement after the high-level meeting on TB, held during the United Nations…

Devex Examines Politicization Of Aid In U.K.

Devex: The new politics of aid “As the United Kingdom’s main political parties meet for their annual conferences over the next two weeks, there should be plenty for the aid community to digest — from ministerial speeches to topical fringe events — at a time when the key parties are…

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