“Many of those displaced still haven't returned home. Funds for rebuilding remain scarce… a lack of basic services, troubles with contractors and skilled-labor shortages complicate the situation” --that was New Orleans a year after Katrina, according to NPR.
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This weekend, children in Nicaragua received Advance Market Commitment (AMC)-financed pneumococcal vaccines that protect against the strains of pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis common in poor countries. Thanks in part to the AMC, the new and improved pneumo vaccines will reach the world's poorest children during the same year children in wealthy countries obtained access, and at a fraction of the price.
I am pleased to announce that Amanda Glassman joins CGD today as the new director of CGD’s Global Health Policy program and a CGD research fellow. Amanda was chosen from a crowded field of highly qualified candidates, and I am delighted to welcome her to CGD.