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A Balancing Act: What happens when polio funding ends?

Posted by ACTION Guest on Nov 14, 2017  | 

Why is it important to assess the impact of polio eradication now? Well, one in ten children receive no vaccines at all. None. They are left vulnerable to preventable diseases like measles, pneumonia, and polio. On Monday, RESULTS UK and RESULTS Australia launched a joint publication, A Balancing Act: Risks and opportunities as polio and its funding disappears, to look at what happens when international financing for polio changes and declines. Read More

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World Polio Day renews hope for a world without the threat of the disease

Posted by Grace Virtue, Ph.D. on Nov 08, 2017  | 

Following successful pledging at the Rotary International Convention in June and ever diminishing cases of the disease worldwide, World Polio Day 2017, October 24, marked the remarkable progress the world has made since the establishment of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1988, when more than 350,000 people suffered from the disease. Read More

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Managing the transition of countries to reduced global health donor support

Posted by RESULTS Australia on Oct 09, 2017  | 

A new report by the ACTION indicates that at least 24 countries are likely to experience transition to reduced support from two or more multilateral health financing agencies within the next five years because they have just recently passed the threshold for moving between low-income and lower-middle income status. This process known as "simultaneous transition" poses a significant risk to sustaining improvements in health services. The ACTION report recommends possible solutions to this looming challenge. Read More

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Transitioning from multilateral to domestic health financing: The looming challenge

Posted by ACTION Secretariat, Washington, D.C. on Sep 19, 2017  | 

Although good health is the foundation for individuals, communities, and countries to thrive, a 2015 study by the World Health Organization and the World Bank estimated that 400 million people worldwide lack access to at least one of seven essential health services, ranging from pregnancy care to clean water. Despite much progress under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), from 2000 to 2015, much more needs to be done to give all people equal access to health. ACTION’s policy paper, Progress in Peril? The Changing Landscape of Global Health Financing examines the global health landscape in the face of imminent shifts in where and how global health funding is available to support low- and middle-income countries. Read More

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