G8 L'Aquila Responsible Leadership for a Sustainable Future: Statement

Sectors : General health and health funding, Gender and social development, Health and technology, Aid volume, Transparency and accountability, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Maternal health, reproductive health and infant mortality, Other Preventable Diseases, Polio, TB
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
2009
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Health - General health and health funding

“121. In the current global financial crisis we reaffirm our commitment to address the health needs of the most vulnerable, especially women and children. ...We reaffirm our commitment to address the scarcity of health workers in developing countries, especially in Africa and we note the 2008 Kampala Declaration and the Agenda for Global Actions launched by the Global Health Workforce Alliance...We will also begin to address substantial gaps in knowledge about how to manage, organize and deliver health care in Sub-Saharan Africa through a variety of strategies, including by developing networks of researchers and by working with our African partners to establish a consortium of interdisciplinary centres of health innovation. As an enabling first step in developing the consortium, we will convene a planning meeting in late 2009 with African partners to establish a roadmap. We will work with partner countries and international institutions to promote well-functioning information systems...”

Scope: 
Africa

“125. We reaffirm our existing commitments, including the US$ 60 billion investment to fight infectious diseases and strengthen health system by 2012. Building on the decisions taken at St. Petersburg, Heiligendamm and Toyako, we have established a follow-up mechanism to monitor the progress of health commitments. We welcome the report submitted by our experts, highlighting progress and proposing further actions, and we commit to further improvements.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Health - Maternal health, reproductive health and infant mortality

“122. ...We will accelerate progress on combating child mortality, including through intensifying support for immunization and micronutrient supplementation, and on maternal health, including through sexual and reproductive health care and services and voluntary family planning... ...We will implement further efforts towards universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010, with particular focus on prevention and integration of services for HIV/TB. We will combine this with actions to: combat TB and Malaria; address the spread of Neglected Tropical Diseases and work towards completing the task of polio eradication; improve monitoring of emerging infectious diseases...”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Health - HIV/AIDS

“123. ... We aim at addressing the key determinants of health through mutually reinforcing policies across sectors such as poverty reduction, food and nutrition, water supply and sanitation, education, gender equality, employment, housing, justice, environment and science and technology. We commit to counter any form of stigma, discrimination and human rights violation and to promote the rights of persons with disabilities and the elimination of travel restrictions on people living with HIV/AIDS.”

Scope: 
International