Funds raised in the four Nordic countries in response to the Haiti earthquake have reached SEK 1.29 billion, divided evenly between governments and public donations to NGOs, Development Today’s overview reveals.
Norway is one of the Clinton Foundation’s main donors. As the current funding agreement expires at year's end, a decision must be made about whether to continue. Back in 2003, the Foreign Ministry in Oslo had strong misgivings about supporting the foundation.
The EU Delegation in Zambia, chair of the nine-donor budget support group up to last year, criticises Sweden's last-minute decision to cut SEK 145m in support for 2009. The EU was informed of the decision a month after it was taken.
The Norwegian veteran of global health policy, the doctor and government advisor Tore Godal, reflects on the promise and possible pitfalls of using a so-called AMC approach to trigger the development of a vaccine for malaria. Without competition among firms, he says, an AMC will not work.