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Future Of DFID Uncertain As Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party Wins U.K. Election

Devex: Future of DFID hangs in the balance after Conservative landslide “The fate of the U.K. Department for International Development appears more uncertain than ever after aid-skeptic Boris Johnson’s Conservative party secured a decisive majority in Thursday’s election. The landslide victory, which saw the Conservatives win 365 seats in parliament…

More News In Global Health

Al Jazeera: Rwanda’s front line health supporters (Santoshini, 12/12). The Economist: Tuberculosis kills more people than any other pathogenic illness (12/14). ET HealthWorld: On Universal Health Coverage Day, India pledges to keep the promise (12/12). Forbes: For Haiti, Victory Is in Sight in Fight Against Cholera (Buechner, 12/12). Homeland Preparedness…

IFRC Scaling Up Efforts, Calling For Funds To Mitigate Food Crises In Southern Africa

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: Immediate action needed as millions face hunger in Southern Africa, warns the Red Cross “Hunger is threatening the lives of 11 million people in Southern Africa due to deepening drought and in the region. Red Cross teams across Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho,…

Research Examines China’s Progress On Health-Related SDGs

Brookings: The 5 problems China must tackle now to achieve the 2030 health SDGs Shu Chen, research associate and coordinator with the Global Health Research Center at Duke Kunshan University; Wenhui Mao, senior research and policy associate with the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health, at the Duke Global…

Blog Post, Podcast, Study, Statement Mark International UHC Day

The BMJ Opinion: We must change how we measure the impact of health spending on poor people if we are serious about “leaving no one behind” Sarah Thomson, senior health financing specialist at the WHO Barcelona Office for Health Systems Strengthening, Tamás Evetovits, head of the WHO Barcelona Office for…

Brookings Experts Examine Refugee Crisis In Venezuela, International Response

Brookings: Venezuela refugee crisis to become the largest and most underfunded in modern history Dany Bahar, fellow, and Meagan Dooley, research analyst, both with the Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings, examine the refugee crisis in Venezuela and the international response. The authors write, “There are no simple solutions…

Publish What You Fund Launches DFI Transparency Initiative

Devex: New effort launches to create DFI transparency framework “Many development finance institutions have come under increased scrutiny in recent years, criticized for their lack of transparency as they invest more money and gain prominence. What’s clear is that each DFI seems to share different types of data in a…

U.S. HHS Awards $226M To Sanofi Pasteur To Enhance Influenza Vaccine Production Capabilities

Homeland Preparedness News: DHHS awards Sanofi Pasteur $226M for expansion of influenza pandemic preparedness efforts “Per an agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Sanofi Pasteur will gain $226 million to increase its domestic pandemic influenza vaccine production capabilities. … This, Sanofi says, will bolster U.S.…

More Investment, Sustained Political Will Necessary To Achieve UHC, Opinion Piece Says

Devex: Opinion: Keeping the promise — time to move from declarations to deeds on UHC Carolyn Reynolds, distinguished fellow with the George Institute for Global Health and senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies “On Dec. 12, the world celebrates Universal Health Coverage Day, which marks the…