More U.K. Aid Should Be Spent On Basic Health Services In World’s Poorest Nations, Report Says
The Telegraph: Call for more U.K. aid to go on basic health services in world’s poorest countries
“The U.K. government is being urged to spend more aid money on basic health services in the world’s poorest countries as charities fear that vital goals such as reducing child and maternal mortality are being neglected because of Covid-19. A report by Action for Global Health, a coalition of charities including Oxfam, Save the Children, and Christian Aid, highlights how spending on global health as a proportion of the aid budget has fallen in recent years, with the amount going directly [to] basic health services dropping by half since 2013. It also warns that health is no longer one of the priority areas for the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)…” (Gulland, 9/15).