Russia Spent More Than $80M In Health-Related Foreign Aid In 2010, Report Says

The Russian Federation in 2010 spent more than $80 million to improve health in developing countries, according to a report prepared by the country’s Ministry of Finance, which highlights “how the country is meeting its G8 commitments ahead of the upcoming summit in Deauville, France,” the Moscow Times reports. “Russia’s contributions to G8 initiatives have helped pay for vaccine research and subsidies, as well as upgrades to 10 anti-epidemic response teams that could be used in humanitarian emergencies,” according to the newspaper. The report also notes Russia spent $98.2 million in 2010 on food security (Smirnova, 5/23).