Health

Social services

News

Bank announces major AIDS funding

The World Bank announced in early July that it is to make available $500 million in loans to help countries combat the growing threat of AIDS.

11 August 2000

Finance

News

Oxfam report on poverty targets

Missing the Target reviews progress towards the international development targets for 2015, highlighting the danger that none of the targets will be met.

11 August 2000

Social services

News

India Health Review Queried

A short report Inspection or Eyewash? discusses the visit of World Bank officials to hospitals of the Punjab Health Systems Corporation (PHSC) on 8 May.

14 June 2000

Social services

News

Health Commission set up

The IMF and World Bank will participate in a commission of eminent economists chaired by Jeffrey Sachs on Macroeconomics and Health.

15 April 2000

Social services

News

Population project fraud

A December, 1999 study by Dr. Vineeta Gupta of Insaaf International alleges serious malpractice in the World Bank’s Reproductive and Child Health Project in Punjab, India.

15 December 1999

Social services

News

Bank feels heat on waste incineration

A report launched in June condemns World Bank support for medical waste incineration.

15 September 1999

Rights

News

Confronting Gender Inequities and Political Disempowerment

The Women’s Eyes campaign was launched by women’s movements and NGOs to monitor World Bank progress in bringing its lending operations in line with the Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women Beijing Women’s Summit in 1995.

25 June 1999

Social services

News

IMF/WHO collaboration

IMF staff have met Dr Bruntland, head of the World Health Organisation, to identify mechanisms for IMF-WHO collaboration.

15 June 1999

Land

News

Indonesian farmers criticise Bank project

The Yayasan Duta Awam Foundation (YDA) has conducted a 15 month grassroots investigation of the Bank-financed Integrated Swamps Development Project.

15 June 1999

IFI governance

News

Bank health loans fail check-up

The World Bank’s Operations Evaluation Unit recently criticised Bank loans for Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP).

15 June 1999