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International Health Partnership

The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) informed journalists about the Prime Minister launching with Douglas Alexander and others a new International Health Partnership, which would be part of a renewed global push to meet the health development millennium goals, cutting child deaths, improving maternal mortality rates and fighting major diseases. The event would aim to focus on improving health systems as a whole and not just focus on individual diseases or issues, providing better coordination between donors and developing and supporting other countries health plans.

The issue was that first of all global health assistance was quite complex, there being over 40 bilateral donors and ninety global health initiatives; second, more focus would need to be put on strong and sustainable health systems in poor countries as well as focusing on individual diseases; and thirdly poor countries often found it quite costly and time consuming to deal with so many different partners in this area. So for example in Cambodia, there were 22 different donors providing support for health through 109 separate projects.

Today’s event would focus on bringing together some of the main players, such as the World Health Organisation, the World Bank, the UN, the Gates Foundation, EC, African Development Bank as well as some donor governments and commit to working better together and taking this important issue forward.

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