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World Bank, Partner Countries, NGOs Launch Global Financing Facility For MCH

Media sources report on the formation of a new Global Financing Facility to address maternal and child health issues. Reuters: Donors launch $4 billion health fund to cut mother and child deaths “The World Bank has announced a new global fund to invest about $4 billion in health care for…

Canada Pledges $27M To Ebola Fight

Agence France-Presse: Canada pledges $27 million to fight Ebola “Canada announced Thursday it will contribute Can$30 million (U.S.$27 million) to the United Nations and non-government agencies fighting the spread of Ebola in West Africa…” (9/25).

World Bank Announces Additional Ebola Funding, Bringing Total Commitment To $400M

Media sources report on additional funding from the World Bank to address the Ebola outbreak and its social and economic impacts. Reuters: World Bank announces $170 mln in new funding to fight Ebola “The World Bank on Thursday announced it would give another $170 million to help West African countries…

IMF Approves $130M For West African Nations’ Ebola Efforts

News outlets report on the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) approval to fast-track $130 million in aid to fight Ebola in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: IMF fast-tracks $130 mn for Ebola fight in West Africa “The International Monetary Fund fast-tracked $130 million in aid Friday to fight the Ebola epidemic in…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of Ebola Outbreak

The following editorial and opinion pieces address various aspects of the West African Ebola outbreak and the international community’s response. New York Times: Losing the Race Against Ebola Editorial Board “…[Confronting the Ebola outbreak] is a task of mind-boggling complexity, requiring international assistance on a massive scale. … Faster action…

Commitments To CGI Total $103B For Health, Other Development Issues

Huffington Post: Clinton Global Initiative Brings In $103 Billion For Education, HIV Treatment, Other Pressing Issues “After wrapping up its 10th annual meeting on Wednesday, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) saw its commitments to helping the underserved across the globe climb to $103 billion. World leaders, tireless activists and nonprofit…

Roche Global Access Program For HIV Viral Load Tests To Save $150M Over 5 Years

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Landmark HIV Diagnostic Access Program Will Save $150m “Roche has announced a major Global Access Program to sharply lower the price of HIV viral load tests in low- and middle-income countries. This new initiative creates a ceiling price of US$9.40 per test,…

U.S. Pledges Nearly $83M In Additional Emergency Aid For S. Sudan Refugees, IDPs

U.S. State Department: U.S. Pledges $83 million Additional Emergency Assistance for the People of South Sudan On Monday, the U.S. “announced nearly $83 million in additional emergency assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan and South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. … With…

Funding, Political Resolution Critical To Addressing Cholera, Hunger In S. Sudan

New York Times: South Sudan’s Plight Andrea Tamburini, director of operations at Action Against Hunger In a letter to the editor, Tamburini notes a cholera outbreak and increasing food insecurity in South Sudan, stating, “…Emergency teams must swiftly address cases of cholera and prevent its fatal spread. Nutrition teams must…

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