Amid a historic global pandemic, President Trump halted US funding to the WHO Tuesday pending a review of its "role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of coronavirus," CNN reports.  

Federally funded researchers have disclosed some $188 million in “significant” financial conflicts of interest since 2012, after the NIH toughened up reporting rules.   That’s a low estimate, since 44% of the disclosures did not list a dollar value. The reporting range tops…

Funding for HIV and TB is falling off, as international donors try to shift more costs to affected countries—upping the risks of “epidemic rebound,” Médecins Sans Frontières warns in a report released yesterday

Yesterday, US health officials pledged $350 million to study local solutions to the opioid crisis. The 4-state effort will home in on selected communities, aiming to reduce their opioid-related overdose deaths by 40% over 3 years, Reuters reports.

Changes to how Mexico funds HIV care—including the centralization of drug distribution—threaten to disrupt essential treatment for thousands.   The government says it’s about rooting out corruption.   But going without meds for even for a few weeks puts HIV+ people at…

Diane Gashumba, Rwanda's Minister of Health, called on Africa's heads of state to increase domestic investments in universal health coverage, the Daily Trust reports.

Chikwe Ihekweazu had his work cut out for him when he took the helm at the fledgling Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in 2016. In one of the world’s poorest health systems, he’s juggling real time outbreaks, pushing pandemic preparedness measures, growing his staff, and…

Funding for neglected diseases that afflict some 1 billion people reached a record high in 2017, commanding $3.6 billion. That’s a 7% jump from 2017 and the most since 2007, according to a new report from Sydney-based think tank Policy Cures Research.

Doctors in Zimbabwe are performing surgery with their bare hands and using rope in place of bandages as the country’s massively underfunded health system faces collapse. As elite politicians seek health care in neighboring South Africa, promises of affordable quality…

Over the next 20 years, Nigeria’s health system faces implosion as foreign funds expire.   A failure to prioritize health spending means global grants fund most of the country’s health care. The government currently slates less than 5% of its budget for health, but…