Kaiser Family Foundation, CSIS Release Report on Donor Funding Commitments for Health in Low, Middle-Income Countries
"Donor Funding for Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, 2001-2005," Kaiser Family Foundation/Center for Strategic and International Studies: The Kaiser Family Foundation and CSIS recently released a report analyzing donor governments' commitments for health in low- and middle-income countries. According to the report, official development assistance for health rose from $7.2 billion in 2001 to $15.7 billion in 2005, but funding for basic health infrastructure and training remained low. The report also found that the U.S. is the largest donor for health, accounting for 23% of commitments in 2005. European nations and the European Commission accounted for 29% and 9%, respectively, of commitments in 2005, the report found. In addition, the report found that sub-Saharan Africa receives the largest portion of health funding at 33%, followed by South and Central Asia at 18%. Although funding has increased, funding levels fall short of the need estimated by the World Health Organization's Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, according to the report (Kaiser Family Foundation/CSIS release, 8/9).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.