2020 report

Health in Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action

A critical analysis of an international, state and decentralised Official Development Assistance in the sphere of health care and humanitarian action with the aim of improving their quality, effectiveness and efficiency.

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data we worry about

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COVID-19
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Vaccines
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World health
governance
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Sustainable Development Goals
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Universal Health Coverage
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Internacional
Cooperation
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Spanish Official Development Assistance
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Health in Spanish Cooperation
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Spanish Cooperation’s Humanitarian Aid
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Problems of world and European governance in relation to health security and the COVID-19 pandemic

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic the governance mechanisms of global health security, based primarily on the International Health Regulations, have revealed major weaknesses that have affected the world’s management of the pandemic.

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European development cooperation policy in the next Multi-Annual Financial Framework 2021–2027

The European Union plans its budget with a long-term outlook by means of a complex negotiation process which relies heavily on the domestic situation of its Member States

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The Universal Health Coverage Divide

The UN mandate was from the beginning constrained by the need to balance security and economic interests of a handful of powerful countries.

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Presentation of the 2020 Report: Health in Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action
12 December, 2020

Presentation of the 2020 Report: Health in Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action

The event, organised by medicusmundi and Médicos del Mundo Spain, took place on Friday, 11 December in a webinar-conversation format and was broadcast through the platform ‘The day after will be…’

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In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has become the greatest threat to world health and could seriously regress the progress made in highly divergent fields.

Moreover, the crisis has only made existing health problems worse, highlighting even more sharply the need to advance in Sustainable Development Goal 3, related to health and well-being, and to achieve Universal Health Coverage.

Unfortunately, the present report demonstrates how only five out of the 29 countries from the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) have met the objective to allocate 0.7% of their Gross National Income (GNI) to Official Development Assistance.

In 2019, Spanish Aid represented 0.21% of the country’s GNI, insufficient for reaching the said 0.7%, while the importance placed on Cooperation continues to drop and stands at 2.39% of the total. Spain’s Humanitarian Aid is also at a bare minimum, despite a slight increase, reaching 62 million euros and representing 2.35% of the Aid total. In short, a long way from the 10% commitment.

 


data we worry about

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In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest threat to world health

and could seriously regress social progress to reduce poverty and hunger, accentuate humanitarian crises and inequalities, and cause human rights and democratic governability to go backwards.

COVID-19

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If people from low-and medium-income countries don’t attain equal access to safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19

el virus continuará matando y la recuperación a nivel global se retrasará.

Vaccines

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The fragmentation and weakness of global governance in world health has impeded a joint response to this pandemic

one which caught the world unawares despite previous warnings.

World health governance

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There is a clear risk, increased by COVID-19, of not meeting the targets set for 2030 by the UN’s SDG

and the crisis has done little more than exacerbate already existing health problems, interrupting, either partially or completely, care for non-communicable diseases in no fewer than 60 countries.

Sustainable Development Goals

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Globally, advances in SDG 3 on Universal Health Coverage are not enough.

If the situation continues to move in the same direction, the World Health Organisation estimates that 5 billion people will not have access to health care by 2030.

Universal Health Coverage

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In 2019 only 5 of the 29 DAC member countries fulfilled the objective of 0,7% of their Gross National Income for ODA

and the percentage of this aid allocated to health by the Committee’s countries has dropped by 6.5% in relation to the previous year.

Internacional Cooperation

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In 2019, Spanish Official Development Assistance remained at 0.21% of the Gross National Income

insufficient to reach the 0.7% commitment, some distance from the 0.30% average of DAC donor countries and from the 0.47% average of EU donor countries.

Spanish Official Development Assistance

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The importance of health in Spanish Cooperation continues to drop and stands at 2.39% of the Official Development Assistance gross total

a percentage which is way below the 12.91% average of DAC donors and a far cry from the 8% Spanish Cooperation allocated for the sector in 2010.

Health in Spanish Cooperation

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Spanish Cooperation’s Humanitarian Aid remains at the bare minimum

despite a light increase positioning it at 62 million euros, which represents 2.35% of the ODA total, some distance from the 10% commitment and not enough to alleviate humanitarian needs.

Spanish Cooperation’s Humanitarian Aid

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Is an online tool which interactively presents the data, analysis and recommendations included in the Annual Report: Health in Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action.

These reports are a joint initiative between medicusmundi and Médicos del Mundo, which, since 2002, have provided a critical analysis of international, state and decentralised Official Development Assistance in the sphere of health care and humanitarian action with the aim of improving their quality, effectiveness and efficiency.