Giving to international health charities increased last year after two years of declines, according to a new study by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Government and private money to those nonprofits rose by roughly 8 percent this year, the study found.
The biggest private donor to global health, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gave more of its dollars to research institutions and universities than other types of health charities. (The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation receives a good portion of its support from Gates.)
Nonprofits, foundations, and corporations were the second biggest recipient of Gates health dollars, followed by United Nations agencies.