This was disappointing news – statistics around development are already difficult enough to parse, and rolling in some amount of military aid into official development aid will only cloud the picture further.
The upcoming WHO Director-General election should bring some welcome attention to the role that the organization plays in the international health community. As the Lancet editorial board notes, it could be a much more insistent voice for health equity; as other prior articles posted here have discussed, the organization would likely benefit from a thorough overhaul of financing, structure, and objectives.
Discussion of a new European Medical Corps for use in emergent health situations. While the remainder of the EU has ample struggles, it is nice to coordination around this issue .
(the article requires registration; Devex is a pretty good site to peruse for discussion around global health)
A nice interview discussing the notion of a “grand convergence” in global health, first broached in a well regarded 2013 Lancet article – this collection of papers gets into the weeds more as to how exactly this can be done in the next 19 years.