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Misfinancing global health: a case for transparency in disbursements and decision making.

Abstract:

To address the gap between health investments and financial flows worldwide, we identified the patterns in allocation of funds by the four largest donors--ie, the World Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the US Government, and the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria--in 2005. We created a disbursement database with information gathered from the annual reports and budgets. Funding per death varied widely according to type of disease--eg, US$1029.10 for HIV/AIDS...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Role:
Author
Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
372
Issue:
9644
Pages:
1185-1191
Publication date:
2008-09-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:fafa00c2-6929-4c41-8a15-81ad2b5c2c85
Source identifiers:
196540
Local pid:
pubs:196540

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