Annual Development Assistance For Health In Developing Countries Up Since 1990, But Dips From 2013 To 2014, Study Shows

News outlets highlight a study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation published Tuesday in JAMA that examines trends in global health development aid to low-income nations.

HealthDay News: Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study
“There has been an increase in health-related development assistance to low-income countries since 1990, a new study finds. The increased funding has focused mostly on HIV/AIDS, maternal health, and newborn and child health. … Between 1990 and 2014, $458 billion was distributed from high-income countries to developing countries to maintain or improve health. Assistance was almost $7 billion in 1990. That increased to nearly $36 billion in 2014. The U.S. government was the largest source of health-related development assistance…” (Preidt, 6/16).

International Business Times: The Price Of Good Health: Nations Have Spent $228 Billion On Global Health Projects In Poor Countries Over The Past 15 Years
“For only the second time in 15 years, global spending on health programs in impoverished nations dropped in 2014 as compared to the year prior. … The analysis shows that funding for global health grew at an annual rate of 5.4 percent in the decade prior to 2000 but jumped to 11.3 percent from 2000 to 2010. Lately, though, the world’s generosity has leveled off and begun to drop. From 2013 to 2014, the amount of funding dedicated to health projects actually decreased by 1.6 percent…” (Nordrum, 6/16).

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