Health and Education


Lighten the Load

Last year poor people around the world endured the consequences of the food and energy price crisis.

What Happened at the G20?

G20 leaders met for the second time in London on 2 April, as the global economic crisis began to crash across the borders of poor countries with ever-greater severity.

Oxfam reaction to G20 summit

This G20 summit delivers a vital pick-me-up for poor countries struggling to survive the economic crisis but much more is needed to ensure their long-term recovery.

Package for the poor

Finding the opportunity in a crisis is more than a snappy political catchphrase. It is the opportunity for the leaders of the G20 meeting on April 2nd to take long-term decisions in the interests of people and the planet. (a joint agency op-ed on the G20)

GSK breaks industry ranks to improve access to medicines

17 Feb – Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline should be congratulated for breaking industry ranks and taking a major step toward helping poor people in developing countries to get better access to medicines, says international agency Oxfam. However GSK’s initiative this week is just the beginning.

Blind Optimism

The realization of the right to health for millions of people in poor countries depends upon a massive increase in health services to achieve universal and equitable access.


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