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.
Franck Almaric of the Society for International Development has sharply criticised the Italian government’s draft strategy for the G8 summit.
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.
The People’s Health Conference 2000 criticized the World Bank’s health policies for being “anti-Third World”.
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.
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.
Missing the Target reviews progress towards the international development targets for 2015, highlighting the danger that none of the targets will be met.
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.
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.
The IMF and World Bank will participate in a commission of eminent economists chaired by Jeffrey Sachs on Macroeconomics and Health.