In developing nations, there is a huge gap between the money raised and dispatched for public health purposes and medical needs.
World Bank states that donors have approved only less than a third of the estimated amount that is needed to prepare themselves to tackle outbreaks such as SAARS and Ebola. Countries which recieved donations spent only half of the $6 billion that the World Health Organization says is needed to maintain global public health.
AdvertisementA more focused system for investing in global health that emphasizes programs designed to achieve certain public health functions is the need of the hour. It includes vaccinating a particular population or corralling antibiotic resistance or the spread of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.
Certain organizations, which funds should propose condition specifying outcomes and a timeframe for achieving them. Dr. Marco Schaferhoff, association director of SEEK Development in Germany and one of the co-authors of the report, said in a statement.
"Donor countries should also ensure that vulnerable and marginalized populations in middle-income countries, such as ethnic minorities who suffer discrimination, refugees, and people who inject drugs, receive sufficient support."
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