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Friday, December 22, 2006

Whose assistance framework?

This afternoon I attended a meeting at our ministry of foreign affairs on the assistance to the health sector in Congo. I left with mixed feelings. Sure, Congo's health system needs aid, large amounts of it. Moreover, the focus on 'horizontal', primary care is definitely a positive aspect of the plan. But then, accessibility-or 'health for all'-doesn't seem to be properly addressed, considering that Congo's population is so poor. The plans raise more questions but one question is evident: Why are the plans once more written in Brussels and not in Kinshasa?

Raf Custers wrote on the Country Assistance Framework in Indymedia (Dutch).

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