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Funding for global health: too much and not enough

1 Julia Greenberg and Aggrey Aluso 1 December 2020

Investments made by governmental and philanthropic donors in healthcare systems around the world too often reinforce arrangements that favour private interests over public provision In March, Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy observed that, ‘historically, …


In profile: Global health philanthropy

Alliance magazine 1 December 2020

Health and healthcare has been a traditional priority for philanthropy. Moreover, the Covid-19 pandemic has stimulated activity among funders and foundations not previously much associated with it. Here is a snapshot of who is doing …


Reader survey: Philanthropy’s response to Covid-19

Alliance magazine 1 December 2020

In October 2020, Alliance magazine conducted a survey to learn more about how the global philanthropy sector was reacting to Covid-19. We received 250 responses from readers in 59 countries around the world.* In your …

Alliance exclusive: Interview with Dr Tedros of the WHO

Senait Fisseha 1 December 2020

In the Covid-19 response, why are some high-income countries being outperformed by countries with fewer resources? What are the merits of a multilateralist approach in a crisis like Covid-19? What is it like being in …

Applying the lessons of Ebola to Covid

Dr Charlie Weller 1 December 2020

The devastating Ebola outbreak of 2014 taught us a great deal, but donors still need to maintain their commitments if the human cost of future health crises is to be kept as low as possible …

Self-care and gender equity

Linda Weisert and Suzanne Petroni 1 December 2020

The pandemic has highlighted the urgency of self-care as a means of gender-transformative reproductive health The Covid-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of life, including women’s sexual and reproductive health. A recent study by …

Philanthropy’s role in rolling out UHC

1 Angela Nguku 1 December 2020

Philanthropy can greatly help the implementation of Universal Health Coverage, but it needs to pay attention to some key issues With 400 million people the world over lacking essential health services and many others in …

Philanthropy for fairer healthcare

Ban Ki-moon 1 December 2020

Philanthropy has a long tradition of funding health services and research. In the wake of Covid-19, it needs to play an equally strong part in ensuring fair access to healthcare Covid-19 has exposed the acute …

Human rights are at the heart of it

Steve Allen 1 December 2020

We don’t just need to invest in more and better treatments for mental health disorders, we need an approach that’s grounded in treating people with dignity The 2018 G7 Charlevoix Summit Communiqué set out the …

Q&A: Gerard van Breen on eating disorders and mental health

Alliance magazine 1 December 2020

Eating disorders are a serious mental health issue which has been exacerbated by confinement during the pandemic. Alliance talks to Dutch business leader and philanthropist Gerard van Breen who has helped set up a Netherlands-based …