2012 G8 Summit at Camp David
18-19 May 2012
Leaders from around the world will gather at US President Barack Obama's Camp David retreat in the mountains of Maryland for the 38th meeting of the Group of Eight (G8). Founded in 1975, the G8 has served in recent years as a forum for world leaders to discuss critical issues affecting the global community, including concerns about the global economy, global security and global health. The G8 comprises Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the UK, and the US.
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health has joined with three other leading global health partnerships — the GAVI Alliance, The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative — to send an open letter to G8 leaders to ask for the inclusion of a specific statement of commitment and support for global health in the 2012 G8 Summit Declaration and accountability report. Read the PMNCH report for more details on this call to action and visit the G8 Watch 2012 section of the PMNCH website for more details on progress made for RMNCH at the Camp David summit.