A fiery debate about the World Bank's performance in controlling malaria finally broke out on the pages of today's Lancet to mark Africa Malaria Day, after brewing behind-the-scenes for weeks.
CGD Policy Blogs
The thirteenth Board Meeting of the Global Fund kicks off with briefings tomorrow, and the formal meeting will be held this Thursday and Friday. The agenda is packed with important decisions, summarized below. CGD will post more detailed blogs on the major topics over this week.
And it's official:
The Government of South Africa announced today that it will contribute US$20 million over 20 years to the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm).
South Africa joins Brazil and six European nationsâ€”France, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdomâ€”in supporting this innovative financing programme, which is expected to dramatically reduce the number of children who die every year from vaccine-preventable diseases in the worldâ€™s poorest nations.