Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), and Assistant Professor Michael Hanlon present findings from the newly released report, Financing Global Health 2012: The End of the Golden Age?, at the Center for Global Development (CGD) in Washington, DC. The report shows that development assistance for health (DAH) has faced cuts from government aid agencies, multilateral donors, and private foundations and charities in the wake of the global economic and financial crisis. This has caused a shift from the previous rapid and sustained growth in global health spending to a current no-growth period.
CGD Director of Global Health Policy and Senior Fellow, Amanda Glassman, will host the event, which will highlight the implications of these financing trends for global health donors and recipient countries. There will also be a discussion of how Financing Global Health 2012 can be utilized to make better-informed decisions concerning the allocation of DAH toward improving population health.