Tagged: Millennium Development Goals

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Nurse, Margaret Ganga, takes the blood pressure of Grace Banda, who had a caesarian section after difficulties during labour at Bwalia 'Bottom' Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Failure to provide free public healthcare in poor countries means that millions of people are paying with their lives, according to a research report published today by a group of 62 NGOs and health unions.

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The European Commission published its paper on climate financing today ahead of the Copenhagen summit in December. It's offer would seek to divert money already promised for education and health in poor countries.

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Climate change is already hitting poor people the hardest. We're calling for a fair and adequate deal which provides the funding poor countries need to adapt to a changing climate.

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Climate change is already hitting poor people the hardest. We're calling for a fair and adequate deal which provides the funding poor countries need to adapt to a changing climate.

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Oxfam Big Heads stunt: The G8 feasts while 1 in 6 in the world go hungry. Credit: Ilaria Di Biagio/Oxfam-UCODEP

We've reviewed and analyzed the G8 Communique from Day 1 of the Summit, and here's our take.

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The eight leaders of the most powerful countries are, like Emperor Nero, ignoring the flaming crisis engulfing the world around them.

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Political leaders have admitted that they will probably fail to deliver on promises to halve world hunger by 2015

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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.

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As governments from across the world gather for a major international conference in Doha, Qatar, this weekend, international agency Oxfam is calling on rich countries not to water down their aid commitments.

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