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The Global Fund Turns Ten: A Year to Reflect, Restructure, and Reenergize

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Global Fund Turns Ten: A Year to Reflect, Restructure, and Reenergize

This past winter marked the ten-year anniversary of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, prompting reflection on the organization’s achievements since its inception in 2002. The Global Fund works to invest and allocate the world’s money to improve health outcomes. It was conceived as an emergency response to combat three of the major diseases that were in the process of devastating the developing world.

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Funding the Millennium Development Goals: Exploring Innovative Finance Amidst the Recession

| April 14, 2012 | 0 Comments
Funding the Millennium Development Goals: Exploring Innovative Finance Amidst the Recession

The bursting of the U.S. housing bubble in 2007 sent the global economy into a decline, eliciting budget cuts in public spending and significant decreases in voluntary contributions, particularly in the field of health. Although spending to improve health in the developing world has increased throughout the recession, the growth rate for this spending has leveled off. As countries like the United States reduce their health aid overseas, other organizations and must work harder to fight the economic effects of the financial crisis.

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Telemedicine in Developing Countries: Challenges and Successes

| February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Telemedicine in Developing Countries: Challenges and Successes

By Nora Eccles In rural or impoverished pockets of the world, where disease is prevalent, doctors are scarce, and health care infrastructure is inadequate, telemedicine is an innovative solution that connects the developing world to the resources of the developed world. Telemedicine, defined by the WHO as “the use of information and communications technology (ICT) […]

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