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Reviewing The IHME ‘Financing Global Health 2012’ Report

In the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Global Health Policy” blog, Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and a senior fellow at CGD, reviews the recently released 2012 edition of “Financing Global Health” by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. She writes that the top line message from the report is that “[m]ajor gains in global health spending over the last decade are over,” but she adds, “While stagnating growth in donor funding may seem like a bad thing to those in the field of global health, there appears to be a silver lining: … on average developing country government spending dwarfs aid spending on health by a ratio of 18 to 1.” She includes a chart and outlines “other headlines” from the report. “‘Financing Global Health 2012’ is a must-read report and resource for everyone in our field — and a public good for priority-setting — for many reasons,” she writes, outlining some of those reasons (2/8).