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05 May 2009 description

On 30 April, International Development Minister Mike Foster launched DFID's 5th Meeting our Promises update, sharing our 2008 achievements in water and sanitation. The External Water Forum - Water & Sanitation in a Changing Climate - took place at the Institute of Physics in London.

05 Sep 2007 description

Prime Minister Gordon Brown, International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander, Ministers from developing countries and donor countries, and leaders from all of the major health agencies and foundations, are today launching a new international partnership that will help save millions of lives by helping build national health systems in some of the poorest countries in the world.

Seven 'first wave' countries in Africa and Asia will join the new International Health Partnership which is supported by donor governments and agencies.

01 Jun 2006 description

Over 30 million people will need relief to meet their food needs in Africa in 2006. Countries in Southern Africa and the more north easterly parts (for example, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia) are worst affected - accounting for nearly 24 million people in need.

23 Mar 2004 description

The UK has today re-affirmed its commitment to supporting peace and prosperity in the Nile region, announcing an extra =A32.725 million to support the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI).1 The NBI aims to achieve sustainable development through the equitable use of and benefit from the common Nile water resources. It is a basin wide framework established by the basin states in 1999, and sets out a process of co-operation between the basin states to tackle poverty and promote economic development in the region.