Tagged: essential public services

Press Release
A rural health clinic in Masianokeng, Lesotho. (2014) Sophie Freeman/Oxfam

A new privately-run hospital supported by the World Bank’s private sector arm, the IFC, is threatening to bankrupt the health budget of Lesotho, one of the poorest and least-healthy countries in the world.

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Lesotho is one of the poorest and most unequal countries in the world. It was promised that a new public-private partnership hospital would deliver high-quality healthcare services for the same annual cost as the old public hospital. Oxfam's video shows why the figures just don’t stack up.

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Saratu Ademu, a pregnant health worker, Ghana. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos

110 global civil society organizations from 40 countries have signed a letter to World Bank president Jim Kim asking him assist all people, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, to access health services.

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Enrolled Nurse, Miriam Chisizwa, age 45 takes the blood pressure of patient Agnes Colinto. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

A doctor when you need one. Medicines you can afford. Clean water to drink and enough food to keep you healthy. Millions of people are going without these basic things, every single day.

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