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Health and development: How are the G7/G8 doing?
  1. R Labonte1,
  2. D Sanders2,
  3. T Schrecker3
  1. 1Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit, Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan, Canada
  2. 2School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  3. 3Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, McGill University, Canada
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr R Labonte;

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In recent years, the annual G7/G8 summit meetings of the world's most powerful nations have emerged as a major venue for important multilateral commitments that have an impact on health and development issues. Some of these commitments, such as the creation in 2001 of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, directly involve health. Others, such as those involving debt relief or trade liberalisation, may affect health indirectly, but in ways that are even more significant.

With support from Canada's International Development Research Centre, we are now developing a report card on …

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