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Activity 6 Writing your own summary from notes

Use the following two sets of notes of two more paragraphs from the text, Aid agencies and the HIV/AIDS crisis (view document below), to write your own summary in the box below. Then compare your summary with the one in the Answer.

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Notes: paragraph 1

UN: not just about health BUT has specialist agencies: e.g. WHO (World Health Organization) and UNICEF (UN Children’s Fund) – concentrates on helping kids

Notes: paragraph 2

Other NGOs (non gov agencies) deal with health e.g. Red Cross, Red Crescent – especially when crisis e.g. earthquakes

Oxfam: helps world’s poorest people

NGOs – more independent, don’t get money from govs – but cooperate with govs and with UN

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Although the United Nations (UN) is not only concerned with health issues, this is a very important part of its work. Specialist agencies, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund), deal specifically with matters of health and welfare. Other non-government organisations (NGOs) also deal with health, and have the advantage of being independent, as they do not depend on government funding. However, they often work cooperatively with governments.

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