BBC World Health Debate

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We know what to do to save the lives of six million women and children in developing nations. Simple and cost effective solutions exist. Yet millions still die each year from largely preventable causes

  • Where is the world making dramatic gains in global health?
  • Which critical factors are holding further progress back?
  • What do health and other influential leaders think must be done now to ensure health solutions reach those most in need?

Tune in to the BBC Global Health Debate on Saturday and Sunday, 29 and 30 November 2008 to find out more. Join Partnership Director Dr Francisco Songane, Dr Julian Lob-Levyt, Executive Secretary of the GAVI Alliance, Clare Short, UK Member of Parliament, Tadataka Yamada, President, Global Health Program from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Dr Mukesh Kapila, Special Representative for HIV and AIDS of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

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What do you think needs to be done?

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The Health Debate is the final programme of the Survival series, produced for BBC television by a partnership of Rockhopper TV, Imperial College London, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other partners. The series are launched in London, Tokyo, Paris and Berlin, with the aim of advocating the health messages among broader development partners: governments, research organizations and the media. The programmes were developed in cooperation with multiple development organizations.

Showing on BBC World News on Saturday 29th November at 0710 GMT. Repeating on Saturday at 1510 and 2010 GMT, and on Sunday at 0110, 0710, 1510 and 2010 GMT.