Global Fund

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1 Visualizing progress against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

Guest post by Katie Leach-Kemon, a policy translation specialist from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) announced this week that donors pledged a total of US $12 billion to save lives through prevention and treatment of…

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0 What global health needs is more (value for) money

The Global Fund was, and is, one of the most hopeful, compassionate and impressive things the international community has done in a long time. That’s why it’s being celebrated in and around the grand UN confab this week. That’s why some cheered when Britain announced it would give another $1.6 billion this week, and it’s also why some are clamoring for even more funds – since many millions more are still not reached. But like most things we humans do when we rush in to fix something, it was also seriously flawed.

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1 A post-mortem for a dead international NGO

Earlier this month the UK-based Medical Emergency Relief International (Merlin) announced a merger with Save the Children. The two NGOs said that the decision was to achieve a better reach of critical humanitarian services to the world’s most vulnerable. “By combining Merlin’s expertise and flexibility with the heritage and reach of…

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