Saturday, 18 April 2015

Preventable child deaths

I have been lobbied on preventable child deaths and asked to publicly pledge to raising the need to end them by 2030 in Parliament if I am elected in May and of course I am happy to make this pledge.

Clearly access to basic health care is essential and the Green Party is committed to increasing overseas aid from 0.7% of GDP to 1.0% of GDP over the Parliament, costing around £6 billion a year in 2019. We will also fight for the writing-off of international debts for the poorest countries and limiting repayments for other low-income countries, to ensure they can fund decent public services for their people.

Finally, preventable diseases will increase unless there is urgent and effective action to tackle climate change.

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