Contingent Innovative Finance for Economic Collapse from Disease Pandemics. Do we value unforeseen deaths more than those on our radar? by Mthuli Ncube
7 Jul 2016
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Contingent Innovative Finance for Economic Collapse from Disease Pandemics. Do we value unforeseen deaths more than those on our radar? by Mthuli Ncube

POST BY: RUSH Foundation

The recent launch of the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility by the World Bank in partnership with World Health Organisation, Swiss Re and Munich Re, marks a timely and much-awaited milestone in innovative contingent funding for low-income economies impacted by infectious disease pandemics (Robin Harding, FT, 21 May 2016). The Ebola outbreak which impacted parts of West Africa wrecked the economies of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, costing $10 billion and 12,000 lives. The financial and epidemiological setbacks could...

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