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KFF/UNAIDS Analysis Finds That While Donor Government Spending on HIV Increased in 2020, Future Funding is Uncertain with COVID-19 Challenges

A new report from KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) and The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) finds that donor government disbursements to combat HIV in low- and middle-income countries increased by US$377 million in 2020, reaching US$8.2 billion in 2020 compared to US$7.8 billion in 2019. Donor government funding…

Putting U.S. Global COVID-19 Vaccine Donations in Context

While some have praised the most recent U.S. donation announcement as an important development, others have said the U.S. could do much more, pointing to the large supply of doses the U.S. is building up and the slowing demand for vaccinations in the country.  In this policy watch, we sought to put the U.S. pledge of 80 million doses in further context.

The U.S. Government and Global Health Security

This brief examines the U.S. government’s efforts in global health security – that is, activities to help countries prepare for and develop capacities to address epidemic and pandemic diseases. The brief provides history and background, outlines the U.S. agencies carrying out these efforts, describes funding, and highlights key policy issues going forward.

What Could the U.S. Do to Help Improve Global COVID-19 Vaccine Equity?

As India and other countries continue to grapple with major COVID-19 outbreaks even as cases decline in this country, there is increasing attention to the global role that could be played by the U.S. government.  This is particularly the case now that the U.S. will soon have enough COVID-19 vaccine…

Global COVID-19 Vaccine Equity: U.S. Policy Options and Actions to Date

This brief examines U.S. policy options for helping expand global access to COVID-19 vaccines, focusing on four main areas: in-kind donations of vaccine doses, additional funding for global access mechanisms like COVAX, helping expand global vaccine manufacturing, and relaxing or waiving intellectual property protections on vaccine technologies. We summarize what the administration has done to date in these areas and policy issues related to each.

U.S. Global Health Budget Tracker

This tracker provides regularly updated information on U.S. government funding for global health. It includes historical trends and tracks funding levels throughout the appropriations process. Data can be customized by fiscal year, sector, and U.S. agency. 

Global COVID-19 Vaccine Access: A Snapshot of Inequality

This policy watch examines global access to COVID-19 vaccines by country income level, assessing country income levels’ shares of purchased doses and potential vaccination coverage, while also looking closely at the potential impact of COVAX in addressing vaccine access disparity between high-income and low- and middle-income countries.

COVAX and the United States

This issue brief provides an overview of COVAX, the global mechanism to secure and deliver COVID-19 vaccines. The brief details COVAX’s organization, conditions for country participation, activities, and financing structure. Additionally, it looks at the history and remaining key issues of U.S. engagement with COVAX.

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