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Africa's eyes are on the G8 gathering in Germany. We hope the deliberations will be long on substance and short on rhetoric.
The G8 countries who control 48percent of the global economy and 49percent of global trade have the muti to Africa's health challenges.
We do not want hand-outs but the elite club must open opportunities to improve our lives. Access to quality health care is Africa's most pressing need. Health was neglected because of decades of political instability. The challenges are immense but not insurmountable. The G8 has the resources to help Africa meet its millennium development goals in health. According to the UK commission for Africa, it will cost between R178billion and R500billion a year to meet the millennium goal for health. For poor countries this is an impossible feat.
It is a tragedy that African women are still dying from cervical cancer despite the availability of pap-smear technology.
Children continue to die from poverty-related illnesses like measles, diarrhoea, pneumonia and malnutrition. Our health barriers are socio-economic with roots in poverty, lack of access to education, no sanitation, suppression of women in most African countries and lack of housing.
Pouring more money into Africa is not a solution, but forming health partnerships with specific countries is the step in the right direction.
Lucas Ntyintyane, Cresta