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MAZARRASA-ALVEAR, Lucía and MONTERO-COROMINAS, María José. Spanish international cooperation in health. Gac Sanit [online]. 2004, vol.18, suppl.1, pp.214-220. ISSN 0213-9111. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0213-91112004000700034.
In this chapter, there is a view of the relationships between the Spanish policy for international cooperation aid and the main health problems of the developing world, with a gender perspective. The population health is a result of the development inequity between rich and poor countries. The international institutions have established the frame and priorities of the cooperation aid, being poverty eradication the main priority. The compromise of the Millennium Conference was to reduce in 2/3 child mortality and 3/4 maternal mortality before year 2015, to stop and reduce HIV-AIDS, malaria and others serious diseases as tuberculosis and to facilitate developing countries the access to drugs. Although the resources allocated, the total amount for cooperation has been reduced 30% during the last years. The Spanish AOD in health is difficult to account because it is considered among social basic services and it is not addressed to solve the main health problems in the poorest countries.
Keywords : Health; Development; International cooperation; Spanish official development aid.