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$1.09B Of $2.89B Pledged Ebola Funding Made It To Africa By End-2014, Study Shows

International Business Times: Ebola Outbreak: A Third Of Promised International Aid Not Delivered “Only two-thirds of the $2.89 billion in aid promised to Ebola-stricken countries by the international community had been delivered as of the first of the year, a study published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal found. Furthermore,…

WFP Concerned ISIS Manipulating Food Aid Parcels In Syria

New York Times: U.N. Concerned About Reports That Food Aid to Syria Is in ISIS Hands “The United Nations food relief agency said it was ‘extremely concerned’ about the possible manipulation of its aid to Syria after images posted on jihadist websites and social media appeared to show Islamic State…

IMF’s Loan Conditionalities Constrain Investment In Public Health Services In West Africa

Bretton Woods Project: The IMF’s role in the Ebola outbreak Julia Robinson and James Pfeiffer of Health Alliance International discuss how “[d]ecades of IMF lending to Ebola-affected countries in West Africa led countries to prioritize debt payments over investment in public services.” They conclude, “…[W]e’ve got to learn the true…

USG Resources Highlight State Department, USAID Funding in FY16 Budget Request

U.S. Department of State: Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development 2016 Budget The U.S. State Department on Monday released a fact sheet highlighting funding items in the FY16 budget request, which “provides $50.3 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for…

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Summary Of Global Health Funding In FY16 Budget Request

Kaiser Family Foundation: White House Releases FY16 Budget Request According to the foundation’s summary of the budget request, “funding for global health programs at USAID and the State Department (through the Global Health Programs account) would total $8,181 million, which is $273 million (3%) below the FY 2015 enacted level”…

Innovative Finance Mechanisms Critical To Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Huffington Post: An Invisible Way to End Poverty Philippe Douste-Blazy, under-secretary general of the United Nations and chair of UNITAID “…There has never been a greater need for innovative financing mechanisms to meet the scale of developmental disparities and human suffering. The international community today agrees that these new forms…

White House Releases FY16 Budget Request

The White House released the FY 2016 budget request on February 2, 2015, which includes funding for U.S. global health programs. A significant portion of U.S. funding for global health, including funding at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State, is outlined in the State…

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