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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.
The Lesotho health public–private partnership (PPP) has been described as opening a new era for private sector involvement in healthcare in Africa.
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.
Public services like health and education are one of the strongest weapons in the fight against inequality.
110 global civil society organizations from 40 countries have signed a letter to World Bank president Jim Kim asking him assist all people, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, to access health services.
Malawi is one of the world’s least-developed countries, ranked number 166 of 177 countries in the UN Human Development Index.