Tagged: Health and Education
Ahead of the 65th World Health Assembly (WHA), taking place in Geneva next week, International agency Oxfam has warned that the fundamental role of the World Health Organization (WHO) as the leading agency for global health is at risk because it has suffered from a severe financial crisis and related heavy staff losses.
Hundreds of thousands of poor people will go without life-saving medicines and many more children will miss out on school because of the first cuts in aid since 1997, Oxfam warned today.
On the eve of a high-level summit between the leaders of India and the European Union in Delhi, Oxfam is calling on the EU not to pressure India into agreeing new trade rules that could deny hundreds of millions of people access to affordable medicines.
Inequality has increased in 14 of the 18 G20 countries since 1990 as economic growth has too often failed to benefit poor people.
Reacting to the outcome of the Busan aid negotiations, Oxfam said donors had put off important decisions about how to improve aid.
Governments which have failed to pay their contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis are guilty of breaking their own promise to extend HIV treatment just months after they made it, Oxfam said today.
At Busan global development leaders reviewed progress in improving the impact and value for money of development aid and made new commitments to further ensure that aid helps reduce poverty and supports progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals.