New Reports Map Global Donor Efforts to Address Malaria and Tuberculosis

Today’s global health aid landscape has a proliferation of different donors providing aid to low- and middle-income countries. This crowded climate can create challenges for effectively negotiating, coordinating and delivering programs — challenges that are particularly important in light of the current emphasis on achieving cost-effectiveness and “value for money” in global health programs. Two new Kaiser Family Foundation reports released today map the existing international “donor landscape” for malaria and tuberculosis, shedding light on which donors support programs in which countries.

While there are many donors to malaria and TB — the reports found 27 different donors gave malaria assistance to a total of 86 recipient countries from 2009 to 2011, and 22 different donors provided TB assistance to a total of 109 countries over the same period — a single donor, the Global Fund, provided the majority of assistance to both diseases. The U.S. accounted for the second highest share.

Mapping the Donor Landscape in Global Health: Malaria and Mapping the Donor Landscape in Global Health: Tuberculosis are part of a series of Foundation reports examining the donor nations and multilateral organizations involved in addressing different global health challenges in recipient countries worldwide. The reports seek to provide perspective on the geographic presence of global health donors, and to enable more effective coordination and delivery of services globally and within individual recipient nations. An analysis on HIV/AIDS was released in June, and a future analysis is planned for family planning and reproductive health assistance.

The Kaiser Family Foundation, a leader in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, is dedicated to filling the need for trusted, independent information on the major health issues facing our nation and its people. The Foundation is a non-profit private operating foundation, based in Menlo Park, California.