Press Release No: 2010/072/HDN
NEW YORK, 23 September 2009: An innovative health financing taskforce set up by world leaders twelve months ago is today announcing a series of new financing measures worth US$5.3 billion to save millions of women and children in developing countries, whose lives are under increased threat during the global economic crisis.
10 million more women and children will get access to free health care following today's announcements.
The innovative financing proposals will build on progress that has been made over the past ten years to improve the …
This is a main report of the Taskforce on Innovative International Financing for Health Systems, chaired by UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and World Bank President Robert Zoellick is focused on finding innovative financing mechanisms to strengthen health systems in the poorest countries in the world. By mobilizing additional resources and increasing the efficiency of health financing and the use of funds, the Taskforce can play an exceptional role in meeting the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).