Category: Foreign Aid
There are 59 entries in this category.
Dec 18, 2006
The $1.2 billion President’s Malaria Initiative is aimed at eradicating malaria in regions prone to the disease through a multipronged effort of treatment and prevention.
Nov 09, 2006
The British government recently unveiled a plan to sell bonds as part of an effort to vaccinate millions of children in the developing world.
Oct 20, 2006
When we look back in 10 years, it’s likely we’ll conclude that the most powerful international anti-poverty efforts of the first world were remittances made by immigrants.
Oct 10, 2006
In the year after the tsunami hit more than $3.8 billion in relief aid was given. As is often the case, however, tangible results are hard to come by, not least because good intentions don’t necessarily lead to good outcomes.
Sep 21, 2006
A group of five countries plans to tax airline tickets to raise $300 million for medicines to treat children with HIV, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This initiative has a lot of potential for good, and long-term success will hinge on the logistics of delivering those medications and getting patients to take them.
Aug 22, 2006
The Netherlands placed first in this year’s Commitment to Development Index, a ranking of governments’ development efforts.
Aug 08, 2006
What happens when a drug exists and is available in sufficient quantities at no or low cost but the patient won’t take it? This is the question addressed in Tina Rosenberg’s New York Times Magazine article published this past Sunday on the HIV/AIDS.