Issue Date: Mar 27, 2012
The BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa—have substantially increased funding to the poor countries to improve health.
Although the G7 donors (USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, UK and Japan) still provide far more assistance to poor countries, the foreign assistance by BRICS countries between 2005 and 2010 was 10 times higher than that of the G7, notes the report ‘Shifting Paradigm: How the BRICS are reshaping global health and development’ by Global Health Strategies Initiatives (GHSI), an international non-profit.
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