Thursday, December 12, 2019

Radical simplification of health aid architecture

An international task force on health system financing, initiated by UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and World Bank President Robert Zoellick, presented preliminary findings in London earlier this month.

The global health aid architecture, characterised by a plethora of small kingdoms, needs to be radically simplified. Most new money in recent years has gone to AIDS and vaccines, while health systems in the poorest countries have been virtually ignored.

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