Tagged: basic social services

Press Release
Having almost died in child birth, nineteen year old Harakat is in great pain as she lies on her burka at Faizabad Maternity Hospital. Credit: Alixandra Fazzina/Oxfam

When the UN meets this week to discuss the Millennium Development Goals maternal mortality will be high on the agenda. The target to cut the rate by three quarters by 2015 is the most severely off-track of all the MDGs.

Press Release

Kampala Uganda: A new report from international agency Oxfam today warns that northern Uganda risks another humanitarian crisis unless adequate social and health services are urgently put in place to help people returning home following 20 years of conflict.

Campaign article
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.

A woman who has formed a cooperative of fishers. Credit: Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam

Oxfam believes that respect for human rights will help lift people out of poverty and injustice, allow them to assert their dignity and guarantee sustainable development.

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