A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
Universal Health Coverage has risen to the top of the global health agenda. At its core, Universal Health Coverage is about the right to health.
Health insurance programs, which are being promoted by some donor agencies and governments in developing countries, are excluding the poorest and most vulnerable people.
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.
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.
The current health system in Ghana is unfair and inefficient. It doesn’t have to be. The government can and should move fast to implement free health care for all citizens.
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.