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Mr. Nicolas Schmit, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration, adresses the Annual Ministerial Review in Geneva

Published Tuesday July 07 2009

In his keynote address, Minister Schmit stressed the centrality of the issue of global public health and the importance of the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals in the area of health for the efforts towards the achievement of the overall Development Agenda.

He also underlined the priority areas of the Luxembourg Development Cooperation in the health sector to which it allocates some 15 % of its Development budget : reduction of child mortality, improvement of maternal health, fight against HIV/AIDS, malaria and tubercolosis, but also strengthening of health systems, capacity building in the health sector and universal access to health services and primary care, as recommended by the World Health Organization.

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