Health

WB/IMF roles

News

G8 strategy attacked as too pro-Bank

Franck Almaric of the Society for International Development has sharply criticised the Italian government’s draft strategy for the G8 summit.

5 April 2001

Social services

Analysis

The World Bank’s global public goods agenda: good for whom?

Prepared for the World Bank-IMF Spring meetings 2001, a short analysis of the World Bank’s understanding of the global public goods and which areas it plans to concentrate on.

5 April 2001 | Briefings

Social services

Analysis

New World Bank/WHO trust fund for health: risks of misuse

Washington, DC, 26 April, 2001 - Italy and UK are taking the lead among G7 partners to set up a global trust fund of $1 billion to provide cheaper drugs for poor countries.

5 April 2001 | Briefings

Finance

News

Health policy attacked

The People’s Health Conference 2000 criticized the World Bank’s health policies for being “anti-Third World”.

6 February 2001

Conditionality

News

US rejects user fees

The US government has been forced to adopt legislation requiring it to oppose IMF and WB loans, which contain conditions for the imposition of user fees for primary education or primary health care.

12 December 2000

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

Conditionality

News

US Congress rules against user fees

In July, the United States Congress passed legislation aiming to bar the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank from imposing “user fees” on primary health care and education on poor countries.

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