The Huffington Post published a blog by R4D President David de Ferranti and R4D Managing Director Kanika Bahl addressing the questions: Can reducing health commodity costs (i.e. the cost of HIV drugs or malaria bed nets) save millions of lives worldwide? Can it invigorate increased giving at a time when donor countries are struggling to tighten their belts and balance their budgets? The piece argues that reducing commodity costs can represent hundreds of millions of dollars in savings for the global community. In turn these savings translate into millions of more patients who can receive access to life-saving treatment.
To read the blog post on Huffington Post click here.