UK development secretary sets out strategy to tackle global health crisis

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 07 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1187
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    “A healthy population is essential for poor countries to achieve their true potential,” the UK international development secretary, Hilary Benn, said at this week's launch of Britain's new international health strategy in Central Hall Westminster, calling for coordinated international action to tackle “the global health crisis.”

    He was joined by Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization; Joy Phumaphi, vice president for human development of the World Bank; and Michel Kazatchkine, the new head of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Mr Benn said, “We have seen real progress in …

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