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Lancet Health Policy Paper Examines Donor Support For Various Global Health Functions

The Lancet: How much donor financing for health is channeled to global versus country-specific aid functions?
Dean Jamison, a global health economist at UCSF; Lawrence Summers, a former U.S. Treasury secretary now at Harvard University; and researchers at SEEK Development in Berlin and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, write, “The slow global response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa suggests that important gaps exist in donor financing for key global functions, such as support for health research and development for diseases of poverty and strengthening of outbreak preparedness. In this Health Policy, we use the International Development Statistics databases to quantify donor support for such functions…” (7/12).