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Economic downturn threatens to derail millennium development goals

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b340 (Published 29 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b340
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    The global financial crisis could undermine progress on fulfilling the millennium development goals unless new ways are found to secure additional funding and deliver aid more effectively. This is a warning from a symposium held this week at the Royal Society in London.

    A consortium of the Action for Global Health advocacy network of European health and development charities warns that development funding, particularly for the health related goals, remains seriously off-track. The goals aim to reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, and combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases.

    Last week the Word Health Organization’s director …

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