Friday, September 25, 2009

New Plan for Free Health Care in Africa

A task force called "International Innovative Finance for Health Systems" co-chaired by Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown and World Bank President Robert Zoellick has come up with a plan to provide free health care to over 10 million people in Africa who are now paying user fees.

This plan, developed during the last twelve months and announced in the last two days, has been a long time coming. It represents the world's greater stake in providing health equity to the world's poor, at a time when developed nations have the capacity to do so. It is a step forward in the manifestation of a unified planetary consciousness.

The goal is to help developing countries meet their health millennium development goals by 2015. The plan is to include a pledge of US$3 billion from the online travel industry.

$5.7b to expand health care in Africa, Asia
ABC News Report
Africa: Great Leap Forward on Free Health Care

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