01 Jun Obama, step up your game in global health
Todd Summers, ONE Blog
Last week, the Group of Eight countries concluded their annual meeting and issued the requisite communiqués and reports. It’s getting to be a sad affair. For those of us focused on extreme poverty and global health, these summits can bring important promises such as the commitment at the 2005 Gleneagles Summit to double assistance to Africa and provide “universal access” to AIDS treatment and prevention. But more and more, the G8 leaders shy away from making new bold promises, probably because they’re aware as the rest of us that those promises are usually broken.