Ronald Labonte and Ted Schrecker

Current economic policies mean that those not able to join the global marketplace are considered disposable, or as the World Bank has previously termed it, the “unintended and regrettable consequences” of adjustment policies. Recent commitments to improve Africa's situation within this context provide reasons for both optimism and pessimism ahead of a G8 summit in July, which will show whether leaders of the industrialized world are serious about improving the health of all Africans. more