G8 Evian Action Plan on Health

Sectors : General health and health funding, Sustainable development, Health systems, medicines and regulation, Polio, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB
Organisation : G8
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Commitments in: Health - General health and health funding

“We reaffirm our commitment to achieving the development goals set out in the Millennium Summit and at the World Summit on Sustainable Development. We will work in partnership with developing countries, the private sector, multilateral organisations and non−governmental organisations (NGOs) to help achieve these health goals. Multilateral and bilateral Official Development Aid as well as private efforts from companies and NGOs should match and complement existing efforts to improve health outcomes.”


Commitments in: Health - Health systems, medicines and regulation

“3. Access to medicines

3.1 Building on strengthened health systems, in partnership with others, including public−private partnerships, we will work to develop an integrated approach that will facilitate the availability and take−up of discounted medicines for the poorest in a manner that is fair, efficient and sustainable... ...We will also work with developing countries to encourage greater uptake of such offers of free and discounted drugs, as are now being made. We support and encourage developing countries to contribute to the goal of affordable medicines by reducing their tariffs and fees on discounted and donated products.

3.2 We will take the steps necessary to prevent the diversion of those medicines away from the countries or regions for which they were intended. We call on recipient governments to do the same and we undertake to provide technical support to assist them to do so. We will not use the preferential prices offered to the developing world as benchmarks for pharmaceutical products on our own markets.”


Commitments in: Health - Polio

“5. Eradicating polio

We will work to fully eradicate this disease...

...5.2 In keeping with our pledge at Kananaskis to provide, on a fair and equitable basis, sufficient resources to eradicate polio by 2005, we have pledged an additional US$ 500 million and remain committed to playing our full part to ensure that the remaining funding gap is closed.”


Commitments in: Health - HIV/AIDS

"1. Fighting HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis And Malaria
1.1 ...We commit, with recipient countries, to fulfil our shared obligations as contained in the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS for the 2001 United Nations General Assembly Special Session.

1.2 We reiterate our commitment to fight against AIDS as well as Tuberculosis and Malaria as agreed in Okinawa, through further actions in such areas as institutional building, public−private partnerships, human resource development, research activities and promotion of public health at the community level. We will strengthen our efforts in this fight, both bilaterally and multilaterally.

1.3 We reaffirm our support for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.”