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…

There’s a growing consensus that sustainable HIV/AIDS programs are built around local systems rather than international NGOs. To that end, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief plans to commit 70% of its funding to host country governments or organizations by 2020…

The Global Fund’s “Special Initiative on Value for Money and Financial Sustainability” aims to provide a needed framework for donors and countries to navigate a shifting landscape of donor aid for health.   As countries like Brazil, Ukraine and Indonesia transition toward…