Tagged: health

Policy Paper
Two former workers take a short cut through the grounds of Vyshnevolotsky.
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These photos give you insight in Oxfam's humanitarian response to the conflict in South Sudan, and a glimpse of what like is like for the people fleeing the violence.

Press Release

Inequality in Africa is rising to dangerous levels and unless checked will undermine the usefulness of economic growth on the continent.

Press Release
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.

Press Release
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.

Press Release

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.

Campaign article
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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