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Myanmar: Riding the Wave of Reform

In 2011, following decades of isolation, Myanmar embarked on an unprecedented reform process, raising hopes for a new democracy.

Mali has the highest percentage of people living below the poverty line in any country in the world. Ninety percent of Malians survive on less than two dollars a day. Credit Ami Vitale/Oxfam

Working for the Few

Almost half of the world’s wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population, and seven out of ten people live in countries where economic inequality has increased in the last 30 years.

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) needs to be truly equitable and universal

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.

Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos
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