GAVI, Global Fund Push for More Health Spending

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria launched March 26 an initiative to mobilize USD24 billion from G-20 nations, The Wall Street Journal reports. The initiative seeks to test whether the global drive against infectious disease will survive the existing economic climate. GAVI and Global Fund representatives gathered recently in The Hague, Netherlands, where they pushed donor countries to scale up their global health spending.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.