Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Govt to spend our money on foreign health

Gordon Brown is to spearhead his first major international development initiative since becoming Prime Minister, with the launch of a global health campaign.

He will announce seven "first wave" countries in Africa and Asia that have signed up to a new International Health Partnership (IHP).

It will help build national health systems in some of the world's poorest countries and aims to save millions of lives by fostering "smarter" working between global aid donors.

The seven countries are Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, Cambodia and Nepal.

Why can’t we have decent healthcare in our own country before we go and spend money on other countries health systems? It’s not like we have world class healthcare here is it?

We should be getting our own country in order especially now that we have slipped to 17th place in the world for quality of life. We are supposed to be a world class country yet we have inferior healthcare and quality of life than many other countries.

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