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A major health insurance scheme in Ghana that the World Bank is pushing as a success model for other developing countries is severely flawed and not working for most Ghanaians, according to a new report by international agency Oxfam and Ghanaian NGOs.

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In 2008, Ghana made healthcare free for pregnant women, partly thanks to foreign aid money. These photos show how this has already helped hundreds of thousands of women – and what else aid can achieve.

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Nurse, Margaret Ganga, takes the blood pressure of Grace Banda, who had a caesarian section after difficulties during labour at Bwalia 'Bottom' Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Failure to provide free public healthcare in poor countries means that millions of people are paying with their lives, according to a research report published today by a group of 62 NGOs and health unions.

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Oxfam, together with WaterAid UK and local partner Rural Aid, is working to improve access to water and sanitation facilities in Eastern Ghana...

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Rice farmers of the Single Mothers' Association (SMA) rice processing project in Zuarungu, near Bolgatanga, which is funded by Oxfam GB. Credit: Chris Young

Millions of Africans live in extreme poverty, and are now hit hard by the global economic and climate crisis. Sub-Saharan Africa alone is expecting losses of up to $245 billion this year as a result of the global slump, which is almost seven times the amount it receives in global aid.

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Jamila Yakubu (6) and her sister. Photo: Helen Palmer/Oxfam

Primary education for all is within reach in Ghana but help from rich countries is needed.

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