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The Challenge of Financing Global Health

May 14, 2024 • 10:30 – 11:30 am EDT

Please join the CSIS Bipartisan Alliance for Global Health Security on Tuesday, May 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM ET for a discussion on the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)’s annual report, Financing Global Health 2023. The report details worrisome trends in worldwide health spending, particularly the impact of debt and declining development spending, post-Covid, on health in low- and middle-income countries. From 2021 to 2023, development assistance for health dropped from $84 billion to $64.6 billion in low- and middle-income countries, just as those same countries faced the pressures of sharply rising interest payments, which have more than doubled since 2019. Following opening remarks on IHME’s research from Angela Apeagyei, IHME Research Assistant Professor, CSIS Senior Vice President and Global Health Policy Center Director J. Stephen Morrison will moderate a fireside chat with IHME Director Christopher Murray to discuss their findings. What does the report reveal about the current financial landscape, and how could we think more pragmatically and creatively about the looming challenge of sustaining global health investments?

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Contact Information

Christopher Murray
Professor and Chair of Health Metrics Sciences, University of Washington and Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Angela Apeagyei
Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation