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Stalled International Aid, Low Domestic Investment Threaten Developing Countries’ Gains In Health, Studies Show

Livemint: International aid for malaria, TB, and HIV/AIDS declines
“Two studies published in the medical journal The Lancet reveal the health financing crisis facing developing countries as a result of stagnating international aid and low domestic investment. Between 2000 and 2009, international aid increased at around 11 percent each year. However, since 2010, annual growth has been a meager 1.2 percent, hampering projects in developing countries to maintain and improve health…” (Singh, 4/14).

Reuters: Health financing crisis threatens developing countries, experts say
“…Nearly half of 80 developing nations are unlikely to meet by 2040 the international target for health care to be deemed universally available — spending of $86 per person per year — two studies published in The Lancet medical journal said. … The research, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, analyzed health spending for 184 countries from 2013 to 2040 based on World Health Organization (WHO) and IHME data and trends in development assistance between 1900 and 2015…” (Mis, 4/13).

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