Room MA 141
Coordination of African Mayors for peace and development (CAMPAD)
Behind the scene and in various countries army units billions of dollars are been spent on military tools. World military expenditure totaled almost nearly $2 trillion in 2015, an increase of 1 % in real terms from 2014 (by the SIPRI). WHO and health partners just need US$ 480 million to provide urgent health services including essential medicines, vaccines and treatment for diseases such as cholera and measles, often in insecure and extremely difficult settings due to increasing impact of protracted conflict, forced displacement, climate change, unplanned urbanization and demographic changes.
Jean Paul Nanfack, Coordination of African Mayors for Peace and development