Jeffrey Sachs Blasts Rich Countries for Deficient MDG Support

Jeffrey Sachs slammed developed countries for doing so little or offering no help at all to attain the Millennium Development Goals.

The United Nations’ MDG adviser stressed that many leaders of industrialized countries have not fulfilled promises they made 10 years ago to finance the scaling-up of health care systems in poor countries, The New Vision reports.

In a press conference in Munyonyo, Uganda, Sachs revealed that the funding gap in achieving universal primary health care amounts to USD26 billion, with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria facing the most obvious lack of financial support.

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  • Chiden Balmes

    Chiden, a correspondent based in Seoul, focuses on computer-assisted reporting to provide international development professionals with practical business and career information. He also contributes to the Development Newswire and the Global Development Briefing, two of the world's highest-circulation development publications.