A stethescope and some 100 euro notes

More health for the money

Here is a nice video by my CGD colleagues about our new report on value for money at the Global Fund. Read the full post »
The logo of the Global Fund

Be the generation [Global Fund Edition]

The moment is "right now" according to Charlize Theron (really). And it has been for many years ....

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The lethal effects of development advocacy

Aid budgets are limited by the amounts that rich countries are willing to allocate for foreign assistance.  There are limits to the generosity of parliaments, finance ministries and taxpayers.  At the same time, in developing countries there is not enough … Go to www.owen.org to read the rest

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Will Barack Obama reverse the global gag rule?

On his first day in office in 2001, President George W. Bush  reinstated the so-called Mexico City Policy — known to critics as the global gag rule. It prevents the US government from giving money to organizations that provide counseling … Go to www.owen.org to read the rest

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Working with the government in Sierra Leone

I’m impressed by the idea of the Welbodi Partnership, a charity supporting the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone:

The Welbodi Partnership was established to support the provision of paediatric care in Sierra Leone, where child health

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Systems matter: Clinton

Bill Clinton has finally been persuaded that investment in health systems is more important than funding “vertical” initiatives for particular diseases:

“That’s increasingly in the last few years what our foundation has been focused on – what is the most

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Rich countries backtrack on aid?

According to Hugh Williamson in the FT the 8 richest countries are stepping back from the commitment they gave in Gleneagles to increase aid:

Leaders of the Group of Eight rich nations are set to backtrack on their landmark pledge

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