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This year, eight women from around the world will join together to fight for health and education in their own countries.

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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.

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Love and sex are normal human needs for men and women, all over the world. But gender inequality makes sex very problematic. And women are often left to deal with the consequences of unsafe sex. This video explains how the female condom can help.

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South Africa’s health and social service system is unable to meet demands, so local organizations like Pholo Modi Wa Sechaba are working to fill the crucial gaps. Credit: Brett Eloff/Oxfam America

Local organizations help people with HIV and AIDS learn to live positively.

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About 75 people a week—most of them children—come to the rural Kabimba health clinic in Democratic Republic of Congo for treatment for a variety of illnesses, including malaria and cholera. Credit: Liz Lucas/Oxfam America

Outbreaks of cholera are just one of the consequences of Congo's underinvestment in everything from roads to health clinics to clean water.

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Arthur Abrahamyan. Credit: Oxfam

Arthur Abrahamyan was among the first beneficiaries who joined Oxfam Health Schemes in 1999. In addition, Oxfam provided basic construction materials to help them renovate the roof and the floor of the old house that he was provided.

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Over 1 million people submitted a wish for the G8 leaders to keep the promises they made in 2005. Photo: Oxfam

This July the eight richest countries – the G8 – met in Japan to talk about global poverty and climate change. The outcome however failed to deliver the breakthroughs that are so urgently needed.

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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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