142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Aid Effectiveness Panel

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Collaboration among multilateral and bilateral donors and private sector donors and the governments of the countries they help to improve health services and public health programs is not based on country-led development plans and mutually effectiveness standards. Lack of application of accepted and practical aid effectiveness standards by global health donors and developing countries is an important barrier to implement public health improvement projects, programs and other global health initiatives. In addition, uncoordinated execution of improvement projects and interventions has weakened health systems and fragmented health service delivery turning aid into a series of project and disease-based interventions. The result is often an unknown return on the donor investment and lack of impact as measured by inconsistent progress toward the millennium development goals. In 2005, over 100 countries and international organizations signed the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. Progress to implement the declaration has been slow until the Obama administration which is committed to the principles of the Declaration. A number of panels at previous meetings have shared promising practices to contribute to this administrationís efforts. In 2007, a panel explored various efforts to establish accountability measures for donor aid. The 2008 panel discussed how to put the Paris Declaration to work. In 2009, the focus was on accountability for aid effectiveness. In 2010, the panel looked at the role international agencies, NGOs, Faith-based organizations and the private sector play in the delivery of effective aid. In 2011, 2012 and 2103, the panel made recommendations for improving coordination in the delivery of effective aid and the concerted measurement of aid effectiveness in global health. This year, the panel summarize what is known and not known about improving the effectiveness of aid in global health from the perspectives of global health professionals and propose ways to increase effectiveness of development aid in global health in the post 2015 agenda.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss ways to improve the effectiveness of global health programs 2. Discuss various perspectives regarding country-led development and scaling up of programs 3. Discuss ways of improving aid programs to strengthen country leadership and ownership in the post 2015 agenda

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