There are huge transaction costs related to a disease by disease approach to health problems as facilitated by the Global Fund and GAVI. This puts tremendous pressure on health delivery systems in developing countries. The most important bottleneck is the lack of health personnel. A new report calls for a better division of labour among the Global Fund, the World Bank and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The non-governmental Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA)continues to be the main channel for Swedish official development assistance to the poor, war-torn country. SCA currently channels about one-third of Sweden’s aid allocation to Afghanistan.