Dear Colleagues,

 

This week is World Health Assembly, so we start with a short note from WHO, focusing strongly on concerns about a flu pandemic. Fortunately, there is also attention in Geneva for the Health MDGs. We add a critical background article by Jan Vandemoortele on “Making sense of the MDGs”.

The following documents focus respectively on the USA’s commitment to Global Health (a report from the Institute of Medicine); a criticism of the EU’s own Court of Auditors on EU’s neglect of non-state actors in aid programmes; and a short Lancet piece on the review of World Bank health projects (which we covered already last week too).

We also selected a World Bank working paper on the role of donors in Global Public Goods in Health.

Finally, we selected the editorial from this week’s Lancet thematic issues on Diabetes, and a New England perspectives article on Health Care Reform in the USA.

 

Wim Van Damme and David Hercot.

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01 – WHO- World Health Assembly opens amid concerns about flu pandemic

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2009/world_health_assembly_20090518/en/index.html

 

02 – WHO – Progress on health MDGs mixed

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/notes/2009/millennium_development_goals_20090521/en/index.html

 

03 – Development 2008 – Making sense of the MDGs – Vandemoortele

http://www.eldis.org/go/display&type=Document&id=43385

 

04 – IOM report on US commitment to Global Health

http://www.iom.edu/?ID=67183

 

05 – 2009-EC neglects non-State actors in development

http://www.actionforglobalhealth.eu/news/european_court_of_auditors_eu_systematically_neglects_non_state_actors_in_its_development_aid_programmes

 

06 – Lancet-2009-World Bank health projects get mixed review

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS014067360960965X/fulltext?rss=yes

 

07 – Embezzlement of donor funding in health

http://www.u4.no/document/publication.cfm?3031=embezzlement-of-donor-funding-in-health-projects

 

08 – Donors & GPG in Health – WPS4907

http://ideas.repec.org/p/wbk/wbrwps/4907.html

 

09 – Lancet-2009-Diabetes—a global threat

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673609609545/fulltext?rss=yes

 

10 – NEJM-2009-Building Momentum as Democrats Forge Health Care Reform

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/NEJMp0903872v1

 

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Please, give us feed-back about the selection at ihpnetwork@itg.be

 Also, do not hesitate to forward this mail to colleagues and friends,

Regards,

 

Wim Van Damme & David Hercot

 

 

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