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Health Financing

Health Financing

The Open Society Foundations work to ensure that global funding for health is raised, allocated, and used in ways that meet the health needs of marginalized persons. In particular, global funding should be used to strengthen civil society engagement in developing health policies that promote and respect human rights and lead to greater accountability and transparency.

Recent Work

Briefing Paper
HIV and Human Rights: A Mapping of Donor Priorities and Trends in Southern Africa

This paper reports the findings of a 2012 study on HIV and human rights donor trends in Southern Africa. It identifies opportunities to leverage donor support and for donor collaboration.

Event
Austerity: A Failed Experiment on the People  

Martin McKee examines the intellectual underpinnings of European austerity, its alarming health consequences, and what can be done to alleviate them.

Event
Foreign Aid: Five Emerging Myths, Ten Facts, Five Steps Forward

Renowned humanitarian Dr. Paul Farmer will deliver a public lecture on lessons learned from three decades of foreign assistance delivery.

Voices
New and Improved? Examining the Global Fund’s New Funding Model

As the Global Fund re-envisions its process, civil society can help ensure that marginalized and criminalized communities voices are heard, and human rights remain a priority.

Voices
Continuing the Promise of the Global Fund

As the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria undergoes changes, it must preserve its legacy as an indispensable resource for the most marginalized individuals the world over.

Voices
We Could End AIDS, But Will We?

At this moment in time, we are poised to drastically curb HIV. However, recent cuts in funding and a lack of political commitment threaten our progress. We need to demand more from donor governments, or else we will continue to see millions of people die.

Open Society People

Director
Public Health Program, Open Society Foundations–New York