From the Kaiser Family Foundation:
A new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation tracks the most recently available data on funding from donor governments, including the United States, and from multilateral institutions for health in low- and middle-income countries. The report examines funding data through 2009 for a variety of health efforts, including malaria, AIDS and HIV, family planning, basic health and other areas.
This report provides an overall picture of health aid for much of the previous decade--a period that saw significant increases in funding for health, but also one that ended as the severity of the international financial crisis began to set in. while disbursements for health continued to rise in 2009, it was a smaller increase than in the years just prior to the economic crisis and questions remain about how funding since 2009 and future funding for the health sector will be affected as a result of the crisis.
The report, Donor Funding for Health in Low- & Middle-Income Countries, 2002-2009, is part of the Foundation's ongoing effort to track and analyze donor funding for health. It is available online.
The report was discussed during a live, interactive webcast to assess health and development outcomes of the recent G-20 Summit in France and the implications for global health. The webcast is part of Kaiser's series, U.S. Global Health Policy: In Focus, which is devoted to discussing current and critical issues facing the U.S. An archived version of the webcast in available online.