Blogs Address IHME Report On Global Health Funding

“Last week, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) released ‘Financing for Global Health: The End of the Golden Era?,’ its fourth annual report analyzing trends in Development Assistance for Health (DAH) from 1990 through 2009, with estimates through 2011,” the Maternal Health Task Force blog reports, noting, “One of the areas where there has been an increase in spending is the overall area of maternal, newborn and child health, including family planning.” The blog outlines sections of the report that discuss MNCH funding (Blake, 2/11). In Humanosphere, journalist Tom Paulson writes, “Funding has flattened out, the study reports, but on a plateau that reveals one category of huge neglect — non-communicable diseases.” He includes comments from Michael Hanlon, Christopher Murray and Annie Haakenstad of IHME and Amanda Glassman of the Center for Global Development (2/6).

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