M&G Thoughtleader: Why SA should call for a tax to bail out global health at the G20

When the Group of 20 (G20) nations, including South Africa, meet in France from November 3-4, one of the key items on the agenda will be a proposal for a financial transaction tax (FTT) that would generate revenue to address the debt crisis stemming from the global recession... As detailed in a recent report titled “Five Lives: How a Financial Transaction Tax Could Support Global Health” by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), even a portion of an FTT going to global health could make significant inroads in scaling up key medical interventions, such as vaccinations, health services for expectant mothers and newborns, effective treatment for malnutrition, malaria prevention, and life-saving HIV and TB treatment... Read full article.