UK to Help Developing World Provide Free Health Services, Brown Says

U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown is offering the British government's assistance to help poor nations including Kenya, Nepal and Liberia provide free health services, the

reports. Brown seeks to tap some 6 billion euros ($8 billion) pledged by the U.K. Department for International Development for health spending through 2015 in order to back this move. According to DFID, U.K.'s health aid will be in the form of technical assistance, provision of drugs, and compensation for doctors and nurses.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.