Tagged: Health and Education
As the forum of Foreign Affairs ministers starts today at the African Union Summit in Malabo, Oxfam called on ministers to ensure the main theme of this summit, “Accelerating Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development,” is not forgotten.
A European tax on financial transactions would be fair, practical and
popular and could raise as much as €210 billion to tackle poverty and
climate change, according to Oxfam's new report.
The Leaders of the top eight economies in the world came to the G8 Summit in Deauville, France this year with a lot of explaining to do.
Launched in Brussels on 19th May, this year’s flagship AidWatch report entitled 'Challenging self-interest: Getting EU aid fit for the fight against poverty' says that aid is becoming increasingly dictated by domestic political agendas.
Sierra Leone used to be the worst place in the world to give birth. On 28 April last year, the government of Sierra Leone took a huge step in the fight to reduce maternal and child deaths by making health care free for pregnant and lactating mothers and children under the age of five.
Faltering overseas aid figures announced today are depriving poor countries of a massive $18bn worth of life-saving aid, at a time when 64 million more people globally have been pushed into poverty by the financial crisis.
A poll commissioned by Oxfam and carried out in six European countries found a majority of people in the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy all support a Robin Hood Tax.
A major health insurance scheme in Ghana that the World Bank is pushing as a success model for other developing countries is severely flawed and not working for most Ghanaians, according to a new report by international agency Oxfam and Ghanaian NGOs.