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World Bank and Global Health: Do Better, Not Less

Anybody with a serious illness would rather see a doctor than a banker. So why does the World Bank still think it knows best about how to eradicate disease in the Third World? Its expertise lies in lending money for big infrastructure projects, not in public health - nor in lending money for public health.

Centralized Procurement for the Global Fund?

One of the biggest challenges for Global Fund grants is procurement. Countries are receiving very large grants and required to quickly procure drugs, reagents and equipment in order to get their programs running. When they hit procurement delays, the entire grant falls behind. This week the Fund considers moving towards centralized procurement.