The World Bank pioneered global HIV and AIDS financing early in the emergency and remains committed to achieving Millennium Development Goal 6, to halt by 2015 and begin to reverse the spread of HIV and AIDS, through prevention, care, treatment, and mitigation services for those affected by HIV and AIDS.
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Report assesses health loss from combined impact of road injuries, vehicle pollutionLONDON, MARCH 31, 2014 - Safer and cleaner road transport is critical for achieving health and development goals around... Show More + the world, according to a new report that --for the first time--assesses the global health loss from the combined impact of road injuries and pollution that can be attributed to motorized transport.Entitled “Transport for Health: the Global Burden of Disease from Motorized Road Transport”, the report was prepared by the World Bank-led Global Road Safety Facility and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, along with contributions from authors of other institutions. Findings of the report were discussed today in London at an event hosted by the Overseas Development Institute.Building on previous Global Burden of Disease (GBD) studies, the report breaks new ground by quantifying the health impacts from injuries due to road traffic crashes ov Show Less -
Collaboration to accelerate progress on global health goals WASHINGTON, December 11, 2013–The World Bank and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced today a new partnership to... Show More + support select countries to expand access to essential health services for women and children through results-based financing (RBF) and accelerate progress on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4—reducing child mortality and 5—improving maternal health.Specifically, this partnership will identify opportunities to enable the inclusion of HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB services in RBF projects funded by the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) and the World Bank-managed Health Results Innovation Trust Fund (HRITF) focusing on the integration of services; scale up existing RBF programs to cover larger geographical areas for greater reach and impact; and collaborate to ensure a more effective supply chain for essential health commodities to reach the populations most in need.T Show Less -