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Utilization Of Global Funds Fall Short Due to Lack of Outcome-Specific Goals

by Julia Samuel on  July 15, 2015 at 1:06 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
In developing nations, there is a huge gap between the money raised and dispatched for public health purposes and medical needs.
Utilization Of Global Funds Fall Short Due to Lack of Outcome-Specific Goals
Utilization Of Global Funds Fall Short Due to Lack of Outcome-Specific Goals
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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.

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A 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."

Source: Medindia
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