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

Sectors : General health and health funding, Gender and social development, Health and technology
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