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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.