The World Bank and IMF have announced new facilities to support countries hit by public health disasters.
The Global Financing Facility, hosted by the World Bank, aims to scale up support for sexual and reproductive health, however, concerns remain that funds may be transferred from existing programmes.
Notes of a meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Gwen Hines 25 February 2015.
IMF debt relief plan to Ebola-affected states overdue after G20, US, Guinean president, as well as CSOs, call for urgent support and debt forgiveness.
New research reveals that Bank’s private sector arm, the IFC's Heath in Africa initiative is benefitting wealthy elites not the poorest.
IMF conditionalities attached to loans to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea drained health services, damaging countries’ ability to handle the recent Ebola crisis.
A newly launched World Bank-hosted fund provides cash injection to maternal and child health services. However, questions remain about how the funds will be raised and the implications for other Bank health programmes
World Bank health financing benefits wealthy elites not poorest according to new IEG evaluation and Oxfam analysis
Notes of a meeting with World Bank executive director Gwen Hines in October 2014.
The Bank has produced mixed results on reproductive health; it is imperative that as the post 2015 agenda is set, it maintains the funding and political profile of this hugely impactful public health issue.