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Everyone is funding oxygen. This is a problem.

Smarinita Shetty 24 May 2021

Media attention on Covid-19 deaths due to a lack of oxygen in big cities has skewed donor priorities. This is impacting relief efforts on the ground. As the second wave of Covid-19 rages through the …

Vaccination and collaboration: what we can achieve in a divided world

Denis Mizne 26 January 2021

The approval of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in Brazil, the UK, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Argentina, Mexico, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic, with further countries hopefully set to follow shortly, comes as a great …

Philanthropy must be prepared to talk dirty

Aditi Patel 6 May 2013

In October 2012, Dasra published a report on access to toilets and sanitation in urban India, with plans to launch a Giving Circle around that theme at the same time. Dasra Giving Circles are a …

Financing and partnerships for global health challenges

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 16 January 2012

When I started graduate school to study infectious disease epidemiology nearly 20 years ago, research and development (R&D) for neglected diseases was generally poorly funded, and there were very few promising new drug or vaccine …

We must grasp the opportunity to eradicate AIDS in children

Peter Laugharn 28 July 2011

There is some welcome good news these days in the fight against AIDS. The global community has committed itself to end the transmission of HIV at birth by December 2015, and thereby largely end paediatric …

Reporting from the Global Philanthropy Forum: Thoughts on day 2 – Cognitive Dissonance

Timothy Ogden 23 April 2010

The morning plenary of Day Two of the Global Philanthropy Forum focused on Global Health with presenters from the Gates Foundation, the Global Health Council and the White Ribbon Alliance. For me, it illuminated a …