Tagged: health

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Rag-picking community of Shanti Busti, India. Photo: Tom Pietrasik/Oxfam

Following Oxfam’s January report revealing that just 85 people owned the same wealth as the bottom half the world’s population, Forbes has updated its “billionaires' list”, showing that extreme inequality has worsened– just 67 people at the top now own half the wealth.

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Maternal healthcare at Achimota Hospital in Accra, Ghana. Photo: Abbie Trayler

Countries can start tackling inequality today by triggering an “economic stimulus” directly into the pockets of those who need it most – by investing more in public services like health and education.

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Progress by G20 Finance Ministers toward tackling the issue of multinational tax avoidance has been welcomed by Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr. Helen Szoke, though there is a need for more specifics on how and when low-income countries will benefit.

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Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos

Oxfam applauds the World Bank’s continuing leadership on Universal Health Coverage and their ongoing collaboration with the World Health Organization, which increasingly highlights inequity as the crux of the problem. However, we caution against ongoing promotion of an ever-increasing role for for-profit companies in delivering health care in poor countries.

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Michelle Dockery meets children in Jawa, Amman. Photo: Abbie Trayler Smith / Oxf

Aid agency Oxfam is today launching a major appeal to help families affected by the Syria Crisis get through the harsh winter months – and beyond.

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A nurse at a hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Health insurance programs, which are being promoted by some donor agencies and governments in developing countries, are excluding the poorest and most vulnerable people.

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Poor countries are cutting back investment in farming, health service and services to help women because of fears about rising debts and the impact of the economic crisis, according to a new database launched today. 

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Suffering is often all the world sees of Somali people. Yet, that picture is incomplete. Petterik Wiggers photos show their love for family, celebration, humor, new life, restoration, hope and pride in the face of adversity.

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