The global functions of health aid: quantifying and closing the financing gaps​

This project addresses ways to finance under-funded but crucial global public goods for health, such as developing new medicines and vaccines for poverty-related and neglected diseases, and other global functions of donor aid for health. Our research examines (a) how much funding is needed to adequately support such global functions, (b) innovative mechanisms to help close the financing gap, and (c) the institutional arrangements that are needed to move these financing solutions forward.

Kaci Kennedy McDade, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Gavin Yamey, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Alex Gunn, Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy
Ruth Young, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Tewodros Bekele, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health

2019

McDade KK, Yamey G. Are the multilaterals ready to act on pandemic prevention and other global public goods? Brookings Future Development. Weblog. 2019. Available at: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2019/09/11/are-the-multilaterals-ready-to-act-on-pandemic-prevention-and-other-global-public-goods/

McDade KK, Kraus J, Petitjean H, Schrade C, Fewer S, Beyeler N, Yamey G. Aligning multilateral support for global public goods for health under the Global Action Plan. The Center for Policy Impact in Global Health. Working paper: number 15, 2019. Available at: http://centerforpolicyimpact.org/our-work/policy-solutions-finance-gaps/global-functions-of-health-aid/.

2018

McDade KK, Yamey G. Intensified multilateral cooperation on global public goods for health: three opportunities for collective action. The Center for Policy Impact in Global Health. Policy Paper: 2018. Available from: http://centerforpolicyimpact.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/18/2018/11/Multilaterals-and-GPGs_LONG_Final.pdf​​.

McDade KK, Yamey G. Intensified multilateral cooperation on global public goods for health: three opportunities for collective action. The Center for Policy Impact in Global Health. Policy Brief: 2018. Available from: ​http://centerforpolicyimpact.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/18/2018/11/Multilaterals-and-GPGs_BRIEF_Final.pdf.

Yamey G, Batson A, Kilmarx PH, Yotebieng M. Funding innovation in neglected diseases. BMJ. 2018;360:k1182. Available from: https://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.k1182.

Young R, Bekele T, Gunn A et al. Developing new health technologies for neglected diseases: a pipeline portfolio review and cost model. Gates Open Research. 2018; 2:23. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6139384/pdf/gatesopenres-2-13939.pdf.

Terry RF, Yamey G, Miyazaki-Krause R et al. Funding global health product R&D: the Portfolio-To-Impact Model (P2I), a new tool for modelling the impact of different research portfolios. Gates Open Research. 2018;2:24. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6139376/pdf/gatesopenres-2-13921.pdf.

Yamey G, Ogbuoji O, McDade KK. We need a consensus on the definition of ‘global public goods for health’. Brookings Future Development. Weblog. 2018. Available from: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2018/11/20/we-need-a-consensus-on-the-definition-of-global-public-goods-for-health/.

Yamey G, McDade KK. Intensified multilateral cooperation on global public goods for health: three opportunities for collective action. The Center for Policy Impact in Global Health. Weblog. 2018. Available from: http://centerforpolicyimpact.org/2018/11/20/intensified-multilateral-cooperation-on-global-public-goods-for-health-three-opportunities-for-collective-action/.

2017

Yamey G, Schäferhoff M, Aars OK, Bloom B, Carroll D, Chawla M, et al. Financing of international collection action for epidemic and pandemic preparedness. The Lancet Global Health. 2017;5(8):e727-e837. Available from: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(17)30203-6/fulltext.

Yamey G, Schäferhoff M, Young R, Braun N, Figiel C, Kraus J. International collective action for epidemic and pandemic preparedness: an economic policy brief for the G20 Health Working Group. The Center for Policy Impact in Global Health. Policy Brief: 2017. Available from: https://sites-staging.globalhealth.duke.edu/centerforpolicyimpact/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2016/10/G20-Brief_Global-Financing-of-Epidemic-Preparedness-21-Feb-2017.pdf.

Kraus J, Schwalbe N, Yamey G, Fewer S.  Opinion: 3 ways to strengthen multilateral cooperation on global public goods. Devex Op-Ed. Available from: https://www.devex.com/news/opinion-3-ways-to-strengthen-multilateral-cooperation-on-global-public-goods-93846.

2015

Schäferhoff M, Fewer S, Kraus S,  Richter E, Summers LH, Sundewall J, Yamey G, Jamison DT. How much donor financing for health is channelled to global versus country-specific aid functions? Lancet. 2015;386:2436-2441. Available from: http://globalhealth2035.org/sites/default/files/journal-articles/donor-financing-for-health-is-channelled-to-global-versus-country-specific-aid-functions.pdf.

This focus area is part of a larger project, Designing innovative policy solutions to close global health financing gaps that was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Questions? Please contact Gavin Yamey.

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