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G8 fighting against infectious diseases

Introduction


The problem of the infectious diseases dissemination and the necessity to fight it is a part of the issues included into the G8 agenda. The G8 leaders came to understanding that their prosperity depends directly on another countries development and well-being. The assistance to these countries is or course a very important part of the sustainable development constituent.

This issue was discussed by G8 in 1987 in Venice and in 1989 in Paris. In 1990s this obtained further development. It was discussed in 1996 in Lyon and in 1997 in Denver, where the resulting documents fixed the threat of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as global threat to the mankind. To begin with 2000, the infectious diseases became a permanent G8 agenda issue. We witnessed many initiatives of G8 aimed at fighting infectious diseases.

The G8 leaders pay a special attention to the supporting leading international structures fighting infectious diseases WHO, UNAIDS etc.- as well as to the search of new mechanisms of international efforts coordination. Despite this, the international community cant affirm that the infectious diseases are under the strict control and all countries can guarantee their citizens equal access to the high-quality prophylaxis, diagnostics and treatment.

Expert opinion

Halter Marek

02.12.06

Halter Marek
Le College de France
Olivier Giscard dEstaing

02.12.06

Olivier Giscard dEstaing
COPAM, France
Mika Ohbayashi

02.12.06

Mika Ohbayashi
Institute for Sustainable Energy Poliy
Bill Pace

02.12.06

Bill Pace
World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy
Peter I. Hajnal

01.12.06

Peter I. Hajnal
Toronto University, G8 Research Group