CGD Policy Blogs
Anna Mkapa, wife of the President of Tanzania, spoke at a symposium on Tanzania-Duke University collaboration, held at the Duke University Medical Centre yesterday.
"The sad thing is that there is in the world the technological know how and the financial resources to significantly lift the burden of diseases from the countries such as Tanzania," she said.
Today ArmeniaLiberty.com, an arm of Radio Free Europe, featured a piece on Armenia's MCA compact proposal. The piece, Armenia Makes New Bid for Extra U.S. Aid reports that Armenia has submitted a $175 million proposal to the Millennium Challenge Corporation, "almost six months after its initial application was found to be unrealistic." The initial proposal was for $900 million.
The UK government and the world's largest pharmaceutical companies today committed to work together to improve access to medicines for the world's poorest countries.
Richard Kogan is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities, specializing in federal budget issues, including aggregate spending, revenues, surpluses and deficits, and debt. He is also an expert in the congressional and executive budget processes and budget accounting concepts. He served for twenty years on the staff of the Committee on the Budget of the U.S.
Today's New York Times has a very interesting article (free registration required) describing the success of an initiative in Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland to eradicate malaria in 40,000 square mile area.