CGD Policy Blogs
Well, besides what not to do. There is a new and active debate in the U.S. around whether the public sector should adopt a new method of paying health care providers, pay-for-performance, which is already being tried in the private sector to improve quality and efficiency of care. Paying providers based on performance in the U.S. system means that any provider, be they hospitals, single physicians or groups, gets reimbursed by the insurers based on process or outcome measures of performance.
The Global Fund Board was unable to reach a decision on a new Executive Director after all, and has decided to extend the search until its April meeting. Steve Radelet discusses the situation and its implications over at Views from the Center.
Last night the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria admitted that it has been unable to reach a decision on its new Executive Director, and decided to extend the search until April. Apparently the Board narrowed the list of five final candidates to two front runners, but was unable to reach consensus on a final candidate.
At the last World Health Assembly in May 2006, the WHO member states passed a resolution establishing an intergovernmental working group to "develop a global strategy and plan of action including to provide a framework to enhance research and development into diseases that disproportionately affect developing countries," which will meet for the first time December 4-8 under the leadership of Dr.
According to recent reports from the Washington Post, South Africa's leadership has responded to global pressure to leave their imaginary natural remedies for HIV/AIDS prevention behind and focus on the real stuff -- the stuff that will make the difference between living and dying: