Implementing the Millennium Development Goals

Health Inequality and the Role of Global Health Partnerships

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This Note examines the extent of health inequalities within and between countries and analyses ways in which global health partnerships (GHPs) – an innovative and important vehicle for international cooperation – can alleviate health inequality so as to support developing countries in achieving internationally agreed goals in health, including the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).




The present note reflects the collective views of the members of the Committee for Development Policy. The analyses and ideas that they contributed during its preparation are greatly appreciated. Special thanks should be extended to Frances Stewart, José Antonio Alonso, Bina Agarwal, Stanislawa Golinowska, Amina Mama and Fatima Sadiqi, who prepared background notes and contributed other materials that served as important inputs for both Committee deliberations and this Policy Note. Valuable contributions were also provided by Ritu Sadana of the World Health Organization and Abdelmajid Tibouti of the United Nations Children’s Fund.


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