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.
Its findings should strengthen calls to tackle lax trade regulation, inconsistent tax policy and enforcement, collusion, and corporate greed.
Ebola is a humanitarian crisis first and foremost – but it is also a mounting economic disaster for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
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.
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.
Today, pharmaceutical company Roche announced that it will contribute to the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) by making its
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.
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.