A farewell to alms

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7507.48 (Published 30 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:48

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  1. Jeremiah Norris (jnorris289@aol.com), senior fellow
  1. Center for Science in Public Policy, Hudson Institute, 1015 15th Street, NW 6th floor, Washington, DC, 2005, USA

    EDITOR—The recent UN prediction that its millennium development goals will be missed by a wide margin may stop the UN and its specialised agencies from adopting promethean goals they cannot hope to meet.1

    The G8 meeting is an opportunity to re-examine outmoded development principles. The Commission for Africa recommends a doubling of aid, reaching $75 billion (£41 billion; €112 billion) annually by 2015 and total debt forgiveness.2 Of the $75 billion, 44% is directed towards health related millennium development goals. …

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