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Spain Contributes €100M To Global Fund, First Direct Donation Since 2010

Global Fund: Global Fund Applauds Spain’s €100 Million Pledge “The Global Fund applauds the announcement by the government of Spain that it will contribute €100 million to the Global Fund over the next three years. The pledge marks the return of Spain as a donor and demonstrates the country’s strong…

U.K. DFID Announces £220M Program To Target 5 NTDs In 25 African, Asian Countries

Devex: DFID puts £220M into fighting NTDs “Health experts have welcomed an ‘unprecedented’ £220 million ($274 million) United Kingdom program for taking an integrated, inclusive, and sustainable approach to tackling some of the worst neglected tropical diseases across 25 countries in Africa and Asia. Funded by the U.K. Department for…

U.K. Announces £600M Pledge To Support Family Planning Programs In Low-Income Nations, U.S. Forms Coalition Urging Elimination Of SRHR Language, Policies From U.N. Documents

Devex: U.K. announces £600M for SRHR amid U.S. opposition “The United Kingdom government’s £600 million ($750 million) pledge to support family planning in low-income countries has been applauded by advocates in the wake of opposition to the issue from the United States and other conservative nations. International development secretary Alok…

U.K. MPs Criticize Lack Of Transparency In Increased Aid Spending Outside DFID

The Guardian: MPs criticize ‘dramatic increase’ in aid spending over lack of transparency “MPs have criticized a ‘dramatic increase’ in aid spending in ministries outside the Department for International Development, because they have not put in place adequate measures to assess value for money. A report, by the House of…

U.K. Pledges Additional £600M To Support Family Planning Programs Worldwide

The Guardian: U.K. promises extra £600m for family planning in poorest countries “The U.K. government has pledged to spend an extra £600m to support family planning programs in some of the world’s poorest countries. Most of the money, which will be rolled out between 2020 and 2025, will be given…

Commonwealth Nations Meet To Assess Progress Toward Gender Equality

The Guardian: Commonwealth ministers look to revitalize progress on gender equality “Ministers from across the Commonwealth are meeting in Kenya this week to discuss ways to accelerate efforts to end gender inequality. Gender and women’s affairs ministers from 53 states will explore the gains and the gaping holes in progress…