World Vision webchat: Should we prioritise aid?

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A report by World Vision this week revealed that 24,000 children under the age of 5 die every single day - and most of those deaths could be prevented. World Vision's recommendations are for greater aid spending (increased from $16bn a year to $42.5bn a year by 2015 and for better prioritisation of resources towards urgent improvements in child nutrition and basic standards in maternal care.

At 12:30pm GMT, Kate Eardley, health policy adviser for World Vision UK and Philip Stevens, Senior Fellow at the International Policy Network, will debate how lives can be saved, the record of international governments in meeting their goal of reducing infant deaths by two thirds by 2015, the role of international aid spending and much more.

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