Charity report says unity key in fighting global poverty

September 15, 2011

Better coordination between donors, governments and communities will help reduce poverty and disease, a joint report conducted by six major aid agencies said. A collaborative approach focused on improving access to primary healthcare, sanitation and clean water is more cost-effective for donors and will help achieve the United Nations (U.N.) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, the report said. The report Join up, scale up: how integration can defeat disease and poverty is co-authored by Action Against Hunger, Action for Global Health, End Water Poverty, PATH, Tearfund and WaterAid.