Australian Senator Discusses Importance Of Nation’s Foreign Aid To Region’s Health

Devpolicy Blog: Aid cuts undermine regional health security
Australian Senator Penny Wong, leader of the opposition in the Senate, shadow minister for Foreign Affairs, and a member of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, discusses recent cuts to Australia’s foreign aid spending and highlights the importance of international health assistance. She concludes, “As we move forward in developing our response to the health challenges of our region, Labor will work to deliver a program that meets the communicable and non-communicable health needs determined by our region and which best match Australia’s ability to make the biggest impact on health outcomes” (10/6).