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