A financial transactions tax is one of the few ways to generate new money for public health in sufficient quantity to make a real difference. Here’s how it works.
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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.
The following Open Society programs focus on this topic.
This brief summarizes key concerns about the impact of the Global Fund’s withdrawal from countries that have already experienced funding reductions.
With more affordable medicines, pervasive illnesses like hepatitis C can be treated more widely.
There are growing concerns that the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria is fundamentally altering its approach to access to medicines. This briefing paper explores five key areas that illustrate these concerns.
This report reflects on the founding values of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, where it has made progress, and where it has fallen short. It outlines three critical areas that require immediate attention.
This briefing paper recommends steps that the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria should undertake in order to uphold its founding values.
Synthesizing lessons from three movements—disability rights, workers’ rights, and global health—three Open Society Fellows explore strategies and tactics potentially applicable across a range of issue areas.