Tagged: health care

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A rural health clinic in Masianokeng, Lesotho. (2014) Sophie Freeman/Oxfam

A new privately-run hospital supported by the World Bank’s private sector arm, the IFC, is threatening to bankrupt the health budget of Lesotho, one of the poorest and least-healthy countries in the world.

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Lesotho is one of the poorest and most unequal countries in the world. It was promised that a new public-private partnership hospital would deliver high-quality healthcare services for the same annual cost as the old public hospital. Oxfam's video shows why the figures just don’t stack up.

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Rio favela next to highrise apartment tower.

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund need to ditch the ‘trickle down’ economics of the past and lead the fight against inequality if they are serious about the new target to end extreme poverty by 2030.

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Women in Khedlo village, India.

New evidence revealed by Oxfam shows that women in India are being exploited and facing serious health problems, due to under-investment in healthcare by the Indian government and the proliferation of private for-profit clinics.

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Health activists in Chennai, India, 2007. Credit: Vidyadhar Sreeprasad/Oxfam

Pharmaceutical giant Novartis is back in court this week, in a renewed attempt to block India’s right to produce affordable ‘generic’ versions of the company’s branded medicines.


In the old Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, Oxfam and a local organization are helping people to access their basic healthcare rights.

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