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New report outlines need for investment in menstrual health and hygiene

Alliance magazine 4 February 2021

In a new report, leading global health organisations have unveiled an analysis outlining what donors, national governments, and the private sector need to invest to accelerate progress for menstrual health and hygiene (MHH). The report, …

Can community engagement stimulate the creative economy and lift people out of poverty?

2 Abeer Al Fouti 28 January 2021

Today is Global Community Engagement day, a day when we shine a light on the power of individuals and organisations engaging with their community, working collaboratively to improve the health and well-being of society. Over …

Philanthropy must invest in tackling non-communicable diseases

Mukul Bhola 8 January 2021

‘We had to ask a trader going across the border to China to buy insulin. This was animal insulin, it was very hard to get and very expensive,’ shared Sai Sam Noon, a 49-year-old public …

Inequality and infections: philanthropy must be a catalyst for changing power imbalances

Elika Roohi 5 January 2021

When UCL Professor Sarah Hawkes founded Global Health 50/50, she and co-founder Kent Buse were interested in understanding how the global health system performed against its professed commitments to gender equity. Hawkes wasn’t surprised to …

Open Society Foundations urge reset of global health funding

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 8 December 2020

Health philanthropy leaders at the Open Society Foundations have called for a change of direction in global health funding which they say too often favours ‘private interests over public provision’. The Open Society Foundations’ Julia …

Funding maternal and newborn health innovation: 5 ways to accelerate SDG progress

Krista Donaldson and Stephanie Heckman 30 November 2020

For hundreds of thousands of women and babies around the world, health disparities continue to cause too many tragic and preventable deaths each year. The Sustainable Development Goals challenge us to reduce global maternal mortality …

Philanthropy and Covid-19 survey: We want to hear from you!

Alliance magazine 13 October 2020

The impact of Covid-19 cannot be overstated; from our daily lives to global health infrastructure, everything has been halted, examined or changed. The effect upon civil society has been immediate, whilst simultaneously highlighting historic discriminations …

What are the barriers for young people accessing the green economy?

Joshua Alade 29 September 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an increase in job loses for millions of young people globally and the absence of a safety nets or government palliatives in the global south has made this period …

African Philanthropy Forum launches Systems Change Program

Alliance magazine 29 August 2020

The African Philanthropy Forum has launched an initiative that will look to address systemic problems that have hindered the potential growth of Africa for decades and accelerate systems change initiatives across the continent. The APF …

Impact: The new watchword for investing in the 21st century

Mohit Saini 17 August 2020

Increasingly, impact investors in India are thinking beyond the trade-off between doing good and doing well. Experienced investors acknowledge the potential of private capital to address social issues and achieve financial return (doing well) while …