The urgent case for expanded development assistance for health

International Health
Volume 11, Issue 5, September 2019
http://inthealth.oxfordjournals.org/content/current

 

The urgent case for expanded development assistance for health
Jeffrey D Sachs
International Health, Volume 11, Issue 5, September 2019, Pages 321–323, https://doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihz059
Abstract
The low-income developing countries require increased development assistance for health (DAH) to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3, ‘Healthy Lives for All’. DAH has a proven track record. DAH expanded during 2001–2008, with significant health gains in the LIDCs, but then stopped expanding in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria requires around US$31.8 billion during 2021–2023 to maintain a trajectory to end the three epidemics by 2030, yet donors have so far signaled that they are prepared to offer less than half that sum, around US$14 billion.