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Study Examines PEPFAR Investments In Governance, Health Systems

Health Affairs: PEPFAR Investments In Governance And Health Systems Were One-Fifth Of Countries’ Budgeted Funds, 2004-14
Corrina Moucheraud, assistant professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and colleagues “analyzed PEPFAR budgets for governance and systems for the period 2004-14 to ascertain whether PEPFAR’s stated emphasis on strengthening health systems has been manifested financially. … The share of planned PEPFAR funding for governance and systems increased from 14.9 percent, on average, in 2004 to 27.5 percent in 2013, but it declined in 2014 to 20.8 percent. This study shows that the size of a country’s PEPFAR budget was negatively associated with the share allocated for governance and systems (compared with other budget program areas); it also shows that there was no significant relationship between budgets for governance and systems and HIV prevalence…” (May 2016).

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