Researchers Examine Changes In Global Health Funding Amid Global Financial Crisis

In this article in Health Affairs, Katherine Leach-Kemon, a data development manager at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, Washington, and colleagues examine how funding to developing countries for health improvement has changed in the wake of the global financial crisis. They write, “Development assistance for health continued to grow in 2011, but the rate of growth was low. … This growth was largely driven by the World Bank’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and appeared to be a deliberate strategy in response to the global economic crisis” (December 2011).