The first day of the G8 Summit answered some of the questions advocates have raised about Canada’s signature G8 initiative, The Muskoka Initiative for maternal and child health. But important gaps remain.
Civil society organizations from across Canada and six continents today invited an additional 1,744,128 people to the G8 and G0 negotiating tables. More than a dozen civil society networks brought petitions signed by almost 2 million individuals from around the world conveying the message to global leaders that it’s time for action.
The G8 must commit new resources for maternal, newborn and child health, including all reproductive health services. Integrated sexual and reproductive health services have been proven to be cost-effective and to save lives.
Some quotes and messages from the G20 activist demonstration on global AIDS and HIV funding.
People living with, being treated for or at risk of getting HIV and AIDS in the global south are being victimized again – by the current economic situation that is severely affecting funding for both prevention and treatment, says AIDS activists.