International aid saves 700 million lives but gains at risk: report

Thursday, October 18, 2018

By Kate Kelland

International aid financing and innovation has helped to save nearly 700 million lives in the past 25 years, but those gains could be lost if momentum and political will wane, global health experts said on Monday.

A report by international aid advocacy group the ONE Campaign said the progress against preventable deaths and diseases since 1990 could stall, and even go into reverse, unless donor governments make new commitments to innovation and action.

Photo courtesy of Keoni Cabral.

Source: Reuters (link opens in a new window)

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