Tagged: access to services

Emergency Article
Pastoralists in the region of Gao, Mali. Photo: Oxfam

In early January 2012, Oxfam launched an emergency response to the 2011-2012 food crisis in order to support some of the most vulnerable people in the region. Fighting has limited humanitarian activity in northern Mali, but working with partners we continue to support communities in the north.

Campaign article
Elba Rivera-Urbina of the W8. Credit: German Antonia Miranda

In March 2010, members of the W8 travelled to Canada and EU member states to bring the voice of their communities to the attention of world leaders.

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Would you take your child to a quack doctor for treatment? Find out why public health services are desperately needed in India. Watch our video.

Policy Paper
Press Release
People waiting to get registered at Motihari District Government Hospital in East Champaran, Bihar. With so few doctors employed to work in the public sector   of healthcare in India, this scene is typical. Credit: Ranjan Rahi

Rich country donors and the World Bank are wasting money and risking lives by continuing to push unproven and discredited private healthcare programs in poor countries. Oxfam’s warning comes in a new report ‘Blind Optimism: Challenging the myths about private health care in poor countries’.

Campaign article
This is the reality of “private care” for many poor people. In India, 82% of outpatient care is provided by the private sector. Credit: Ranjan Rahi

Good healthcare is a fundamental right, not a luxury. But in poor countries, the growth of private sector provision means healthcare is often either too expensive, or such low quality it risks lives.

Campaign article
Mohammed Kamara (40) cares for his two sons and his wife's sister's child, Ibrahim Tarawallie (3). Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Investment in maternal health and improvements in the efficiency of spending could help save lives.

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