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2009 in review: key health issues

Doctor sits in ruins of a health care clinic, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Financial crisis and health

The global financial crisis could have a significant effect on health and social spending. Global responses to support developing countries are under way. Countries and donors are working to heed WHO Director-General Dr Chan's call to protect our collective investments in health by continuing to improve the performance of health systems and to protect people’s health by making commitments for aid spending.

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