The Center for Global Development says that although it has proposed several models on results-based financing, only a few projects have made the jump from concept to reality. The help bridge the gap from theory to reality, the CGD and the Global Fund are chairing a working group on “The Next Generation Financing Models in Global Health.”
The Guardian reports that “a wave of countries have passed restrictive laws and curtailed activity. Almost half the world’s states have implemented controls that affect tens of thousands of organisations across the globe.”
The WHO announces that the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partnership, established in 1998 as part of a global drive to galvanize stronger action to curb malaria, is to restructure. See also announcement on the RBM website at www.rollbackmalaria.org.
Writing in The Guardian, Jonathan Glennie and Andy Sumner say that “international development has reached a crucial moment in its evolution. Given the great progress in much of the world in the past decade or so, the paradigm of north-south development assistance is now outdated.”
Tanzania is experiencing perennial stockouts of various kinds of medicines and supplies; however, short supply of ARVs in particular is catastrophic to the health of users. People with key responsibilities in the supply chain need to work efficiently and play their roles effectively so as to avoid unnecessary procurement delays.
The analysis finds that donor government funding for HIV in low- and middle-income countries grew by less than 2 percent, totaling US$8.64 billion in 2014. After adjusting for inflation and exchange rate changes, the increase was marginal (1%).
The report focuses on Kenya’s reclassification from a low-income country (LIC) to a lower-middle-income country (LMIC) exploring in particular the implications on health financing of the reclassification. Moving towards universal healthcare (UHC) is an ambition recognized in Kenya’s constitution and the report explores ways in which finance could be increased to achieve this goal.
Against all odds, the AIDS targets of Millennium Development Goal 6 have been reached. AIDS changed everything. As of March 2015, 15 million people living with HIV were accessing antiretroviral therapy, up from 13.6 million in June 2014.
After more than a decade of major achievements, the AIDS response is at a crucial juncture, both in terms of its immediate trajectory and its sustainability, as well as its place in the new global health and development agendas.
Cuba became the first country in the world to receive validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.