Global Health Aid Saved Nearly 700M Lives Since 1990; New Commitments Needed To Maintain Progress, ONE Report Says

Devex: Almost 700M lives saved by global health aid, report claims
“Global health aid has prevented almost 700 million deaths since 1990, a report released by the ONE Campaign on Monday claims. The ‘Empowered Citizens, Empowered Systems’ report, launched at the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany, assesses global health progress to date and recommends next steps to reach the 2030 sustainable development agenda. It found that international financing and innovation has helped saved millions from preventable diseases — but adds that progress could be stalled or even reversed unless radical new commitments are made…” (Root, 10/15).

Reuters: International aid saves 700 million lives but gains at risk: report
“… ‘The lives saved amount to twice the population of the United States,’ said Gayle Smith, the ONE Campaign’s chief executive. ‘We’ve shown that we can do this, and to slow down — or step back — at this critical juncture would be to leave progress on the table’…” (Kelland, 10/14).

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