Misplaced health expectations at the G8 summit

Attaran, Amir; Paul C. H├ębert; Matthew Stanbrook
July 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/13/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 10, pE426
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the misplaced health expectations on the Group of Eight (G8) summit that will be held in Canada which will focus on improving global maternal health. According to the author, G8 had made health promises in the past such as initiatives towards AIDS in 1987 by the then G7 and hunger three decades ago, but these problems remains unsolved. The author suggests world leaders to address the problems as an economic issue and to invest in long-term health strategies.


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